Dead Skin After Moisturizing? Here Are Four Tricks to Try

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We feel your pain. Seems like you’re doing everything right. And still, your face is a veritable wasteland of dead, flaky skin.

It sucks, but a simple enough solution could right your ship. Of course, you know we’re here with recommendations. We have the tips. We have the products. Heck, switching to our gel moisturizer for oily skin might be the only adjustment you need to make. 

Treat Yourself to Gel Moisturizer for Oily Skin

But you know we’re going to get to the bottom of this. So let’s look under the hood and try to solve the mysterious case of the dry guy who persistently moisturizes. 

Exfoliate, My Dude

Your face is in a constant state of flux. We’re not talking about shifting expressions. We’re talking about your skin itself. Skin cells are constantly dying off and being replaced. And when those skin cells perish, they don’t simply vanish — those little guys hang around. 

Dead skin cell buildup is not a good thing for your skin. We’re talking increased acne, decreased vibrancy — your skin is just not going to look as good — and, yes, an overabundance of flakes. 

Right now, you probably have the urge to pop open a new window and google how to get rid of dead skin. But you don’t gotta do that because we got you. So how do you go about it? 

Well, grab that bamboo scrub and exfoliate. You only have to do it once or twice per week. It’s minimal effort with a big payoff, including bumped up efficacy of the other products in your skincare regimen. 

Use the Right Moisturizer

If you’re regularly applying moisturizer but the results aren’t there, you probably aren’t using the right product for your skin type. Dudes have different needs. So if you count yourself among the well-moisturized-yet-still-flaky, take the time to determine your skin type

Use that knowledge to arm yourself with the right stuff for your skin. If it turns out you have dry skin but are using a moisturizer better suited for oily dudes, right that wrong and switch to our ultra-hydrating moisturizer for dry skin. Of course, the inverse works if you’re naturally oily but are using goods designed for the greasier among us. 

Soothe Your Dry Skin with Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizer

Get to know your skin type and adjust accordingly. There’s a good chance that’ll solve your skin-flake conundrum. 

Establish a Routine 

You can’t occasionally make all the right moves for your skin and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Nah, man, it’s not so simple. Proper skincare requires day-in, day-out devotion. 

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Find what works for you, and stick with it. 

If this is a plea to the overly relaxed dudes, the next trick is a word of caution to the overly aggressive…

Don’t Overdo It

Sometimes when we face a stubborn problem, it works to double down on whatever strategy we’re using to combat it. Grinding it out and working harder can be a satisfying way to solve a problem. But if that’s the approach you’re taking to skincare, you might be exacerbating the problem. 

So, yeah, we respect the hustle. We truly do. But if you’re trying to nix skin flakes by washing constantly and exfoliating on the daily, you’re simply creating more flakes. That’s not how you win the battle. 

Use your products the way they are intended.  

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A little understanding goes a long way. Know your skin type. Use the right products. Develop a routine that works for you and stick with it. Do all of those things, and you’ll almost certainly be done dealing with that pesky dry skin.

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