How to get rid of ashy skin Kritika Ponia July 22, 2016 Beauty Ashy skin is desired by none. The white and grey colouring that shows up especially on skins that have dark pigmentation looks ugly, truth be told. Ashy skin is very common during the winters when skin frequently becomes dehydrated. If you have ashy skin too, don’t worry. Here’s how you can get rid of it: Remember, extra dry skin is ashy skin and body lotions aren’t for extra dry skin. Skip the lotion and go for richer moisturization. Creams and body butters are your go to. Creams that have heavier emollients deeply moisturize and shield your skin against moisture evaporation. Avoid taking hot showers or baths. Although very relaxing, hot water baths can strip your skin of its natural oils making it dry and itchy. Stick to lukewarm water only. Do not use harsh soaps and shampoos. The chemical laden potions cause our skin to dry out faster. Stick to using mild baby soaps or use natural alternatives to clean your body. When your skin is itchy due to dryness, do not scratch it. Apply a thin layer of moisturizer and seal it with a petroleum jelly instead. It will instantly soothe your skin without aggravating your ‘ashing’. Lastly, keep sipping water regularly through the day and don’t go for long periods without having water. This will make sure your body and skin do not get dehydrated. There you go! Bid goodbye to ashy skin and say hello to soft, bouncy skin.