Water is good for your overall health and the skin of someone who is severely dehydrated will benefit from extra fluids. But typically, skin won’t reflect the amount of water being drunk. Your best bet is to treat dry skin from the outside with moisturizers—lotion, cream, ointment, oil—which all form an effective barrier to prevent water loss. For best results, apply right after showering when skin is still damp, to lock in more moisture. Check out the luxurious body oils we’re loving right now.
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