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Ditch the Flakes: A Man's Guide to Conquering Dry Skin

As the seasons change, so do the needs of our skin. Transitioning from the harsh dryness of winter to the blooming freshness of spring can bring relief to many, but for others, it signals the onset of dry, irritated skin. Whether you're battling the aftermath of winter or simply prone to dryness, understanding how to care for your skin during this transition is crucial. In this blog post, we'll explore effective strategies and tips for helping dry skin, so you can achieve a hydrated, healthy complexion.

Keep up Important Daily Habits

Drinking Water 

One of the most effective ways to combat dry skin is by staying hydrated from the inside out. Aim to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body and skin hydrated. If you struggle to drink enough water, herbal teas and water-rich fruits and vegetables can also contribute to your overall hydration levels.

Protect from the Sun

As the weather warms up, people tend to spend more time outdoors, leading to increased sun exposure. Prolonged exposure to the sun without protection can cause sunburn, premature aging, and dried out skin. It is crucial to wear sunscreen on your face and body daily to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Use Gentle Cleansers 

When it comes time to wash up, be sure to avoid harsh soaps and cleansers as they can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness, redness, and inflammation. The Suavecito Classic Body Soap is an excellent option to effectively cleanse the skin without causing irritation. This classic bar of soap helps to lock in moisture, while cleansing your skin of impurities and odors.

Suavecito Classic Body Soap

Body Soap

  • Gently cleanses without stripping natural oils
  • Won’t dry out skin
  • Long lasting
  • Available in a classic formula or with charcoal
  • Original Suavecito scent

Optimize your Exfoliation + Moisturizing Routine

Exfoliating and moisturizing are two of the most talked about ways of treating dry skin. However, the best practices for the frequency and timing of these steps are not so often discussed. We suggest the following tips to help you get the most out of your exfoliation and moisturizing routine. 

Exfoliate Regularly, but not Everyday 

Exfoliating too frequently can have adverse effects on your skin health. The process of exfoliation involves removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, and doing so too often can disrupt the skin's natural barrier, making it more susceptible to irritation and inflammation. Over-exfoliation can also compromise the skin's ability to retain moisture, resulting in chronically dry skin. We recommend exfoliating 1-3 times a week, depending on your skin type. 

On the days you do choose to exfoliate, we recommend products that contain physical exfoliants like pumice or bran that slough away dead skin cells when massaged onto the skin. Lucky for you our line of grain based soaps at Suavecito contain just that. In addition to physical exfoliants, these soaps also contain oatmeal so you are simultaneously moisturizing your skin as you are exfoliating it. We carry these soaps in three delicious scents: Whiskey Bar, Black Amber, and Rum Tiki. That way you can treat your senses while you’re treating your skin! If a bar of soap just isn’t your thing, fear not. Our Men’s Body Wash is formulated with gently exfoliating eco-beads that similarly help scrub off dead skin while cleansing.

Grain Body Soap

  • Made with pumice and bran to gently exfoliate
  • Oatmeal helps lock in moisture
  • Won’t dry out skin
  • Long lasting
  • Available in Whiskey Bar, Black Amber, and Rum Tiki scents
Suavecito Grain Body Soap
Suavecito Body Wash

Body Wash

  • Formulated with exfoliating eco-beads
  • Gently cleanses without drying skin
  • Original Suavecito Scent
  • Available in 8 oz and 16 oz sizes
Apply Lotion After Showering

Using lotion is one of the most straightforward ways to moisturize your skin. Unlike exfoliating, moisturizing is something you can definitely do every day. The best time to apply lotion is right after you hop out of the shower. After showering, your skin is clean and your pores are open, which allows moisturizers to penetrate more deeply and be absorbed more effectively. This means that the hydrating ingredients in your lotion can better nourish and replenish your skin, resulting in improved hydration and a smoother, softer texture.

When you shower, the warm water and cleansers can strip your skin of its natural oils and moisture. Applying lotion immediately after showering helps lock in the moisture that's already present on your skin from the shower, preventing it from evaporating and leaving your skin feeling dry and tight.

Choosing the right lotion is an important consideration when honing in your skin care regime. The Suavecito Face & Body Lotion is a great lightweight option that is perfect for spring time. Unlike heavier moisturizers, this lightweight lotion provides hydration without leaving behind a greasy or sticky residue on the skin. And as the name implies, it is versatile enough to use on your face or body, helping to simplify your routine and get you moving on with the rest of your day.

Face & Body Lotion

  • Lightweight formula
  • Moisturizes dry skin and absorbs quickly
  • No slippery or greasy residue
  • Lightly scented with our Original Suavecito scent
Suavecito Face and Body Lotion


Dry skin can be a challenging condition to manage, but you don’t need an overly complex routine to help combat it. Just remember to drink enough water, stay consistent with your exfoliating + moisturizing habits, and use gentle, yet effective skincare products. By incorporating these practices into your skincare routine, you’ll achieve a smooth, glowing complexion from head to toe.