Why is my skin so dry even when I moisturize?

Why is my skin so dry even when I moisturize?


Maintaining healthy and hydrated skin is a goal for just about all of us. While countless people purchase and apply moisturizers in an attempt to keep their skin healthy and hydrated, the reality is that it is a commonly misunderstood practice. Keeping your skin healthy and moisturized unfortunately isn’t just as simple as buying a moisturizer and regularly applying it. Oftentimes, we’re asked, why is my skin so dry even when I moisturize? Let’s dig into this topic.

When attempting to answer the question why is my skin so dry even when I moisturize, people will use endless trial and error and countless amounts of time and money to find that perfect moisturizer. Unfortunately, brand hopping likely won’t lead to successful navigating this conundrum. The reality is that while you often believe you are moisturizing your skin, sometimes you’re actually drying it out using the expensive moisturizer you purchased. How could this be?

When choosing your moisturizer, the single most important factor is the ingredients of the moisturizer. Unfortunately, most well known and most commonly used moisturizers have alcohol-based preservatives that counter the moisturizing abilities of the hydrating ingredients within the lotion. Within the lotion, the hydrating elements are offset by the other ingredients which dry the skin. Hence, the scenario where your skin is dry even when you moisturize. 

Moreover, chemical based ingredients can contain acids that are shown to strip the skin of moisture. This is another example of various components within the moisturizing working to reduce hydration of the skin.

Tropical plan extracts are known skin hydrators. It is exciting to learn and understand how powerful these ingredients are when you consider the environments in which they live and grow. The tropics are quite hot and have strong winds that contain salt. Yet, these plants thrive despite the tough conditions because of their own hydrating capabilities. The best skin hydrators and moisturizers should contain ingredients from such tropical plant extracts in order to hydrate your skin effectively.

If you’re wondering why your skin is so dry even when you moisturize, you need to look at the ingredients listed on the bottle. Do you see any alcohol-based ingredients or acid-based ingredients? Are there any tropical plant extracts listed? If not, try switching to a naturally formulated, tropical plant-based moisturizer. Caribbean Sol’s Kukui Body Silk is just that, an all-natural moisturizer that will lead to healthy and hydrated skin.

About Kukui Body Silk

Kukui Natural Body Silk is a purely natural moisturizer that soothes, rejuvenates, and heals dry or damaged skin. The product contains an aloe-based formula that cools and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory to rid your skin of sun related heat.


If recently in the sun, begin the tanning process and avoid peeling by applying Kukui Body Silk to sun-kissed skin. Moisturizing ingredients like Organic Aloe from the Caribbean, Kukui Oil from Hawaii, and Squalene Oil from Sicilian Olives are known for their penetrating and time release moisturizing capabilities. They release moisture when it is needed and rejuvenate the skin, keeping it healthy and moisturized throughout the day. Use Kukui Body Silk in your daily routine to keep your skin hydrated and prepared for the sun. Use twice daily when spending time in the sun to restore moisture. No parabens or synthetic chemicals are used in the formulas of our products. Kukui Body Silk will keep your skin hydrated and youthful all year long.

Pure Ingredients in Kukui Body Silk: Organic Aloe Leaf (Aloe Barbadensis), Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurite Muluccana Seed Oil), Safflower Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil), Emulsifying Wax (from White Ash Tree), Rose Hip Oil (Rosa Canina Fruit Oil), Natural Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkil Fruit): Natural Squalene Oil (from Italy), Cucumber (cucumis Sativus Extract), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil), Natural Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Natural Sorbate (Vegetable Grade), Natural Essential Oil.

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Other Skin Moisturizing Tips

Consider moisturizing after bathing

While regular moisturizing is a good habit, there can be better times than others to moisturize. After taking a shower or bath, it can be a good time to apply moisturizer. Especially if taking a hot shower or bath, it can be a prime time to apply moisturizer to prevent your skin from drying out.

Drink more water

If you’re dehydrated, your skin is likely dehydrated. Drinking enough water means that you can hydrate your skin from the inside-out. Generally, nutritionists say that you should be drinking at least six to eight glasses of water each day. This will help keep your skin healthy as well as your body healthy. 

Using too much cleanser

While we love to be clean, it’s possible to overdo it. Especially during the recent pandemic where we wash our hands with antibacterial soaps many times a day, it’s easy to dry out our skin. Be sure to observe proper safety guidelines by regularly washing your hands, but ensure proper moisturizing is occurring as well in order to prevent dry skin.

Using the wrong moisturizer

For those of us moisturizing but still combating dry skin, this is likely the main culprit. Many individuals simply use the wrong moisturizer. Moisturizers that contain alcohol or acid based ingredients can leave their skin even less hydrated by applying the moisturizer. Be sure to use  naturally formulated, tropical plant-based moisturizers such as Caribbean Sol’s Kukui Body Silk.