How to Cure Dry Skin on Your Leg


Keep hydrated. Drink between eight to 12 eight-ounce glasses of water a day. Water intake will help to prevent your skin from drying out on your legs and on the rest of your body.


Avoid overly hot baths or showers. Take mildly warm showers and baths, which will not dry out the skin as much. Limit the amount of time that you spend in the water. If you normally shower twice a day, cut back to once a day. Too much showering in hot water can dry out your skin.


Add bath oils to your shower or bath. Apply bath oil or baby oil to your skin while you are showering or to the bathwater when you are bathing.


Pat your legs and the rest of your body dry. Do not rub your skin with the towel. Patting your body with a towel until it dries prevents you from rubbing your skin, which causes it to flake.


Apply a good-quality moisturizer to your legs morning and night. Ask your doctor to recommend a brand that helps to relieve your dry skin. Look for brands that are noted for helping to relieve dry skin


Use a humidifier in your home or office if the air is dry. The humidity added from the humidifier will help keep your skin moist.


Take vitamin E supplements on a regular basis. Vitamin E is known to be good for skin. Other supplements that are known to help dry skin are flaxseed oil or omega-3 oils.