Explanation: Take at least one short — about five to 10 minutes — bath or shower a day using warm, not hot, water. That will put water back into dry skin. Use a gentle cleansing bar or wash instead of soap. Don't scrub your skin! Also, don't rub dry with a towel. Gently dab your skin. When you get out of the tub, apply moisturizer all over within three minutes. This helps lock in water.