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If you’ve experienced cracked, chafed, or extremely dry skin, you know just how uncomfortable raw skin can feel. Cracked and chafed skin needs special care to help it retain moisture and improve its look and feel. When looking for skincare products for extremely dry skin, it’s important to look for products that are formulated with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, as well as skin barrier-protecting ingredients like dimethicone and ceramides—such as a healing ointment.


Developed with dermatologists, our best-selling products for cracked and chafed skin feature three essential ceramides that work together to lock in moisture and help restore the skin’s protective barrier. They also feature ingredients like hyaluronic acid to help retain your skin’s moisture, leaving it healthy-looking and hydrated.


Find the answers to some frequently asked questions about cracked or chafed skin below.

  • Chafed skin is a common result of skincare irritation that happens when parts of the body, such as the thighs and underarms, rub together or rub against clothing. To prevent red, raw, chafed skin, apply a skin barrier product such as a healing ointment to prevent unnecessary friction.

  • While the rate of healing will vary from person to person, the best way to help heal chafed skin is to keep it clean and seal in moisture with a skin barrier-protecting product. If possible, do as much as you can to reduce rubbing in high-friction areas, such as the thighs and upper arms.

  • Many things can cause cracked skin, including cold, dry weather, excessive use of heat, and harsh soaps and detergents. Dry, cracked skin may also be a symptom of certain skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. If you suspect the latter may be the case, speak to a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis.

  • Whether you are experiencing cracked skin on your heels, fingertips, or between your toes, the key to healing cracked skin is to keep the area moisturized. Once you’ve moisturized your cracked skin with a lotion or cream, seal in the moisture with a healing ointment, petroleum jelly, or a silicone-based protectant like dimethicone.

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