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How To Get Rid Of Dry Flaky Skin On The Face

How To Get Rid Of Dry Flaky Skin On The Face

In this feature we will be discussing how to get rid of dry flaky skin on the face which is something that we hear about from our customers. Dry flaky skin is a common problem that often shows up as bits of skin that can be small and hang off any areas of the face - like the nose, cheeks, around the mouth and chin. The good news is that there are lots of things that can be done to get rid of this dry flaky skin. So, read on for information on how to alleviate this, for smooth hydrated fresh skin all day long. At Nakin we dedicate our work to helping to make skin on the face flourish and thrive with our award-winning natural skincare. So, we are sharing our advice to heal dry flaky skin. Our hydrating and nourishing face products are an excellent way to relieve and even heal this issue as we have caring cleansers, treatments, and moisturisers which help skin to thrive.

Good skincare is really helpful in managing dry, flaky areas on the face, promoting a balanced and hydrated complexion. By incorporating gentle, moisturising products into your routine, you can help to restore the skin's natural barrier, preventing moisture loss and protecting against environmental stressors. Regular hydration, combined with exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, can significantly improve texture and skin tone, leading to a healthier, more vibrant appearance.

The Causes and Treatments for Dry Flaky Skin on The Face

There is a whole host of causes of dry flaky skin on the face and we have listed them below, along with the treatments to counteract them.

Ineffective Skincare

Using synthetic skincare with harsh ingredients like parabens and sulphates, or skincare that contains irritating ingredients like retinol, vitamin C and abrasive exfoliants is not usually good for skin. Putting these types of ingredients onto skin can disrupt the natural biology and cause irritation and skin flaking. Using the best products like Nakin’s Natural Skincare boosts skin without irritating it. Dry flaky skin will also benefit from a regular good skin regime. So, ditch abrasive and drying products that can make flaky skin worse, and instead invest in kind skincare and spend a little time every morning and evening looking after skin.

The best routine for dry flaky skin on the face is to use kind natural skincare and take time to pamper and care for skin properly. Use a face cleanser for dry skin like our cleansing milk to beautify with natural oils and extracts that help skin to bloom and maintain hydration. Also use our Exfoliating Radiance Tonic to clear away the flakiness and allow the treatments and creams to better reach new skin cells. If you are unable to use even a gentle exfoliator like ours then the other option is exfoliating the cleansing milk away using a warm muslin cloth. This is a gentle way to get rid of dead skin cells that can hang off the skin. This is good to do once a week and will buff and dislodge flaky bits, but without causing any redness and irritation. If desired use a face toner for dry skin when not exfoliating to double cleanse and put moisture into skin at the same time. Follow cleansing with a face serum for dry skin to help rejuvenate and repair past skin damage that can cause flaking. Using a face oil for dry skin as the ultimate conditioner for a smooth hydrated flake free glowing complexion. We absolutely love face oils as they can be so healing to flaky skin. Face oils are a product we definitely recommend for individuals battling flaky skin, primarily because they provide intense hydration and nourishment. Our Revitalising Face Oil is considered to be an essential product by many of our customers. An eye cream for dry skin is essential as the skin around eyes lacks the sebum glands in the rest of the skin. Then moisturise the face with a face Cream moisturiser for dry skin for an uplifting boost of nutrition and protection. Finish the regime with a lip balm for dry skin as it is one of the best ways to stop flakiness in this area, for soft smooth lips.

Cold Weather

This is a problem that affects lots of people, although it does depend on where you live. Everyday Health state that dry skin is especially common in the winter months when the humidity level outside drops. When the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly; this makes skin feel dry and tight and often flaky. The solution is to keep skin well moisturised and protected before going out with an important product for dry skin, which is our Active Dew Face Cream and it is one of the best for this. It contains powerful natural plant actives for superb moisture, nutrition and protection.

Nutrient Deficiencies

Our systems need the correct nutrients, vitamins, minerals and oils to function properly. So, if we are lacking in these our bodies show this in all sorts of ways, and especially on our skin. If you have dry flaky skin on the face then it is a good idea to spend some time assessing your diet to see if you might be lacking in certain essential vitamins, oils or micronutrients. You can seek medical advice about this and there are also many supplements available that provide all the essential nutrients in a multi-vitamin formula. Omega-3 fatty acids are especially important to keeping skin supple and moisturised. Omega 3 oils occur naturally in lots of oily fish, nuts, and plant oils.


Allergies can cause dry, itchy flaky skin and this can be cured by alleviating the problem. If skin issues persist then always seek medical advice. But if you know that you are allergic to certain food types then avoid this. Hay fever can cause dry flaky skin as skin can become itchy, or from the irritation of constant nose blowing. Our Revitalising Face Oil is an amazing oil and is great for healing dry flaking skin on the face, with the best skin calming plant oils like jojoba and argan.


Lots of people with dry flaky skin on the face notice that the problem gets worse when they have not been drinking enough water. Keep hydrated internally with lots of good liquids like fresh water, coconut water and herbal tea.

Dry Skin

Many of us naturally have dry skin so it is not so much a cause of dry flaky skin, but a natural skin type that also has many benefits. The benefits of having dry skin are that you do not have to manage the problems of oily skin like breakouts and greasiness. Dry skin types can also benefit from the layering of high-performance face products like Nakin’s Anti-Ageing Skincare as the products contain amazing plant extracts, like super hydrating hyaluronic acid. Dry skin types will benefit from all the tips in this feature, and we also recommend using natural hydrating make-up products. It is also a good idea to pat face coverage make-up products on with a damp beauty blender sponge, as this helps to soften make-up and does not cause irritation or leave a drying cakey look.

Heating & Air Conditioning

These unnatural systems can play havoc with our skin and make it feel tight and dried out. This is because they remove moisture from the air which can cause skin cells to dry out or be itchy and flaky. So, if you suffer from dry flaky skin on the face or body then it is a good idea to keep the dials on these turned down and use them as little as possible.


We hope that our article about dry and flaky skin on the face has been helpful for anyone who suffers from this problem. At Nakin we are not dermatologists but do dedicate our research and work to improving skin. To find out more about Nakin visit our website at www.nakinskincare.com The full Nakin range is kind to even sensitive skin, cruelty free and made in the UK.

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