Suffering from dry, flaky skin? Read more about the causes and solutions here.

Flaky skin can occur on the face as well as on the body (legs, hands and feet). This peeling can be the result of everyday dehydration, as well as a skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis.

To treat dry, flaky skin, look for moisturizing creams that restore moisture.

Flakes usually arise because your skin is dehydrated. Fortunately, there is a lot that can be done about dry skin (also called xerosis cutis in medical terms) .

Small changes in your lifestyle and the right care can make a world of difference. Derma cosmetic products help dry skin to be optimally hydrated and soft again.

Derma Systems - The solution for skin irritation

Causes of flaky skin:

There can be all kinds of causes for flaky skin. It could be an allergy, an infection or eczema, but often the cause is much simpler. And the solution isn't complicated either.


Dry, flaky skin can be the result of a specific skin condition.

We have listed them for you.


Psoriasis is accompanied by inflamed patches of red skin, covered with thick and silvery white scales. The skin condition often appears on the knees, elbows, lower back, palms and soles of the feet. Psoriasis requires ongoing treatment to prevent and heal dry, flaky skin.

Seborrhoeic dermatitis

Flaky skin on the scalp, eyebrows, sides of the nose and behind the ears can be a result of seborrheic dermatitis and often manifests itself as dandruff.

Actinic keratosis

Loose scaly patches on the skin that have been exposed to the sun in the past can be caused by actinic keratosis. These dark, thick spots can lead to skin cancer if left untreated.

Ichthyosis vulgaris

This common genetic skin condition prevents dead skin cells from shedding naturally, creating a scaly buildup. Mild cases can usually be controlled by using a moisturizing cream.

Where does flaky skin occur?

Scales can appear all over the body. But there are a number of parts where it is by far the most common.


Dry, scaly patches of skin on the scalp, sides of the nose, behind the ears, and on the scalp are commonly caused by seborrheic dermatitis. If the spots are covered with silvery-white scales, this may indicate psoriasis.

Arms and legs

Flaky skin on the hands can be caused by dry skin, eczema, psoriasis or various other skin conditions.

All over the body

Are the flakes not limited to a certain part of your body, but do you have them all over your body? That is also possible. In that case, we recommend that you consult your doctor first. Get the cause determined so you can get the best possible treatment.

Restore the skin barrier and moisture balance.

Some of the causes are easily preventable. Think of drinking alcohol, showering too hot and sunbathing. Other causes are more difficult or impossible to avoid. For example an allergy, eczema or the influence of winter. Then what can you do? We mention 3 products, which you will also find in our webshop.

A| Lubricate with a skin care ointment / cream

“Dry, rough skin with possibly skin flakes first and foremost needs deep hydration. “

Of course you want to take the best possible care of your dry, rough skin. Do not cleanse excessively and choose products that suit your skin well. This also regulates exfoliation. Feel free to contact us for more information about this.

Moisturizing products should be applied daily all over the body, especially on highly exposed areas such as the legs. Finally, don't forget to apply sunscreen, because UV light dries out the skin.

Ceramides are particularly effective in repairing and moisturizing the skin barrier. Hyaluronic acid is another active ingredient, which can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.

Recommended products:

AR Active Relief Serum:
Fast-acting serum to soothe the skin in case of skin irritation, itching and redness. To be used in combination with the BR Barrier Repair Crème.

BR Barrier Repair Cream:

Restores the natural skin barrier of very sensitive, damaged and dry skin. Apply after the AR Active Relief serum.

Scalp Relief & Repair Lotion:
The lotion provides quick relief and long-lasting protection of the scalp.

SH Shampoo Sensitive:
Very mild, lightly foaming and easy to apply shampoo for sensitive, irritated scalp and weak, damaged hair.

Hand lotion:
Nourishing and moisturizing hand cream for sensitive skin

Hand cream Zeitschild Skincare

B | Stimulate blood circulation

Poor blood circulation can be caused by several factors. In any case, it results in a slower distribution of oxygen and nutrients in tissues of the body, including those of the skin. Not good for dry skin, which also makes wrinkles and fine lines more visible. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Go exercise more often, even if it is a quiet form of yoga.

Questions about custom skin care?

Feel free to send an email to or contact us via our contact form.

We take care of your skin!

Love, Gaelle

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