Eco-Friendly Dry Skin Remedies

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Looking for some eco-friendly dry skin remedies? Let me help you out with my top suggestions for moisturising and hydrating weary hands.

Come winter, I always struggle with dry skin. Between cold air outside, warm air inside, and other factors that suck moisture from our bodies, it’s almost inevitable that our skin suffers from a lack of moisture in the winter.

Luckily, I’ve found some ethical and eco-friendly dry skin remedies that really work.

Top Eco-Friendly Dry Skin Remedies

Here are some of my favourite moisturising soaps and eco-friendly moisturisers. These really help washed out hands and dry skin in winter:

Little Soap Co.

We are using Little Soap Co’s, Eco Warrior Moisturising Hand & Body Bar* (£4.50) at the moment to hydrate our hands. This remedy for dry skin has definitely been a hit with all of our hands – from the littlest to the oldest.

Made with 99.5% naturally derived ingredients, their soaps are free from detergents, SLS, sulphates, alcohol, parabens, sorbates, silicones, and synthetic preservatives.

What’s more, Little Soap Co’s range is also vegan and plastic-free, and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free. I would prefer it to be palm oil-free too, but at the moment Little Soap Co appears to be making steps in the right direction.

Soap Daze

Soap Daze is a long-standing favourite of mine. I’ve always found their handmade soaps to be rich and moisturising, and this unscented Oatmylk Soap* (£6.50) is a great dry skin remedy choice for sensitive skins.

Oatmeal is known to be an anti-inflammatory and can help calm skin irritations. What’s more, Soap Daze soaps are palm oil-free, cruelty-free, plastic-free, and vegan-friendly. An unpackaged bar* is available if you wish to eschew packaging, and will save you £1 on your purchase too.

Hand Creams

To give dry and washed-out hands a boost the dry skin remedy I swear by most is Skin Food* by Weleda.

dry skin remedies for washed out hands

I’ve been using Skin Food* for years and years and years (this post in which I first declared my love for it stems from 2013!).

All these years later, I still swear that it’s magic in a tube. This incredibly rich and moisturising cream makes it a great choice for a facial night cream. It’s also equally great on elbows, knees, and, you guessed it, hands subject to a lot of washing. I tend to have a tube on me at all times, for an on-tap dry skin remedy!

Packaging-wise, it’s packaged in a recyclable metal tube and a cardboard box. Please note, Skin Food contains beeswax, so it isn’t vegan-friendly. If you’re after an effective vegan dry skin remedy then do try this Weleda vegan one* instead.

Any eco-friendly dry skin remedies that you swear by? Do let me know!

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  1. Given the current world climate, dried out hands are an even bigger issue than ever, so this is such a helpful post. I would love to try the Eco Warrior Moisturizing Hand and Body Bar as well as the Weleda Skin Food Moisturizer. I also love that the moisturizer can be used on many different parts of your body. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Laurel Christine ([email protected])