Say Goodbye To Dry Skin With Expert Tips From Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel

Dry skin is a common condition, particularly in winter, and can be itchy and uncomfortable.

Find out how to tackle the problem with expert tips from Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel.

Winter can play havoc with skin – as the weather turns colder and humidity levels drop, skin can become dry, uncomfortable and itchy, and in more severe cases, can flake, crack or bleed. Dry skin can be experienced anywhere on the body, but areas with fewer sebaceous glands such as the hands, arms and legs may be most vulnerable, while areas that experience friction such as ankles and the soles of the feet are also likely to be affected. While causes can include a range of physiological factors like a lack of sebum on the surface of the skin, along with environmental factors and even as a result of some medications or illnesses like diabetes and thyroid problems, there are a number of steps you can take to tackle dry skin.

Firstly, as with all times of year, it’s crucial to keep skin hydrated from the inside out. Ensure your water intake is adequate – start by making water your main choice of drink during the day and with meals.

While it can be tempting to luxuriate in a hot shower or bath in winter, hot water can strip skin of essential natural oils – like the way hot water is much more effective in removing oil from pots and pans, it will also remove oil from your skin. Restrict baths and showers to ten minutes or less and ensure water is warm, not hot. Not only are you being kind to skin, but also to the environment too.


It’s also important to remember that the drier the air, the drier the skin. Use a humidifier in the room you spend most time in, usually the bedroom, and close the door as you sleep to avoid letting moisture out of the room. Also ensure that the heating is kept at a low or moderate temperate.

Finally, choose skincare targeted at tackling dry skin. There are three important aspects to consider when hydrating skin: Firstly, to stop the moisture escaping from skin, use an occlusive like an oil or butter, in effect creating a protective layer on the skin supporting the skin barrier. The product should also contain a humectant to attract and bind moisture in the skin while an emollient will improve the appearance of skin by smoothing flaky skin cells. Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel, the first product in over 30 years from the creators of Bio-Oil®, the world’s best-selling scar and stretch mark oil, is specifically formulated to tackle dry, dehydrated skin and is 100% active, easily absorbed and clinically proven to significantly improve dry skin.* It’s made from 87% oil, blending emollients like shea butter and humectants like glycerine and urea with skin soothing ingredients such as vitamin B3 for exceptional moisturising results. While traditional creams and lotions for dry skin are mostly made from water, with some containing up to 70%, the experts at Bio-Oil® have pioneered a way to replace this in-active water with oil, using just 3% water, the minimum required to include humectants in skincare formulations (humectants only dissolve in water).

Effective and economical, it’s suitable for everyday application and can be used all over the body and even on dry patches on the face, with a little going a long way. Simply apply a small amount to dry skin – this will transform to oil and melt into skin, absorbing quickly without leaving a greasy residue. Skin will feel comforted, nourished and moisturised, with a delicate sheen and subtle rose scent. Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel contains no preservatives, is dermatologically tested, hypo-allergenic, non-comedogenic (it doesn’t block pores) and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin in adults and children over three years.


For relief from dry skin, choose Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel, available at Lloyds, McCabes, Sam McCauleys and Bio-Oil stockists nationwide, RRP €6.95 (50ml); €11.95 (100ml) and €19.95 (200ml).

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*Clinically Proven:

Trial carried out on 102 females suffering from very dry skin – conducted by Ayton Global Research, UK, 2017.


92% of participants agreed that “the product leaves skin feeling immediately moisturised”.

80% of participants agreed “their skin felt moisturised throughout the day”.

86% of participants agreed that “their dry skin improved over the course of the two-week period”.

85% of participants agreed that “their skin looks better than it did at the beginning of the two-week period”.

94% of participants agreed that “the product is easy to apply” and 96% of participants agreed that “a little goes a long way”.

83% of participants agreed that “the product absorbs easily into the skin”.

62% of participants agreed that “the product is better than anything they have used before for dry skin”.

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