How to Get Rid of Dry Skin on Your Body


     I own a hair/spa salon and I had to educate myself on all types of Beauty products.  Since I was always conversing with clients, they would always ask me questions about all kinds of subject’s, especially what can I do to get rid of dry skin on my body? 
     I also have done tons of research on make-up, wardrobe colors and styles, fitness, face, body and hand creams, hair products and techniques, vitamins and minerals, natural ways to heal many ailments and of course, dating. Lol.  I love it and decided to share my research with you!   I AM THE QUEEN OF RESEARCH and I only recommend products that work.
   You must take the time to do a regiment to obtain firm, beautiful looking skin.  Improper skin care can strip away the layer of natural lipids that keep moisture in your skin. The normally plump skin cells beneath the dry surface become shriveled, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and tight or flaking skin. that fades age spots, reduces wrinkles, repairs your skin and moisturizes.  Wrinkles are the result of your skin losing its elasticity and collagen fibers loosens and unravels. The inner skin, or dermis, has started to thin, fat cells beneath the dermis no long regenerate as they used to.  You must use a good emmolient that will  keep your skin moist for at least 24 hours.   I have done the Science Research for you.    

                                                        Thank-you, Judy – Reflections                            

  • Please, take the time to read this Article thoroughly so you will understand all about skin care.  This is why you have to know what you are putting on your face and body, using ingredients that work.   
  • Retinoids (FDA APROVED) and Alpha Hydroxy (AHA'S) are the only products that repair your skin.  Period.  They have been tested and proven to work by Medical Research.  
  • You need quality Emollients to rebuild your skin during the day. 
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  • Always check the ounces of a product

     First, consult with a dermatologist if you have problematic skin.  Then, check out one site , a medical Encylopedia and you will learn about your skin condition.
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RX SYSTEMS uses the CORRECT SCIENTIFIC APPROVED ingredients in their skin care products to get rid of dry skin, exfoliate, reduce and prevent wrinkles, hydratres, repairs skin, fade age spots

  • The retinoids are a class of chemical compounds that are related chemically to vitamin A. Retinoids are used in medicine, primarily due to the way they regulate epithelial cell growth.  Retinoids are used in the treatment of many diverse diseases and are effective in the treatment of a number of dermatological conditions such as inflammatory skin disorders, skin cancers, disorders of increased cell turnover, and photo aging.[2]
  • Alpha Hydroxy (AHS's)  AHAs with greater bioavailability appear to have deeper dermal effects. Glycolic acid, lactic acid and citric acid, on topical application to photo damaged skin, conditions as acne, photo-damage, wrinkling as well as melasma., have been shown to produce increased amounts of mucopolysaccharides and collagen and increased skin thickness without detectable inflammation, as monitored by skin biopsies[3]AHAs are a group of organic carboxylic compounds. . Bioavailability (influenced primarily by small molecular size) is an important factor in a compound's ability to penetrate the top layer of the skin. Glycolic Acid having the smallest molecular size, is the AHA with greatest bioavailability and penetrates the skin most easily.


Skin Brushing has been used throughout the world for centuries and is making its way back into popularity. Dry skin brushing is one of the best ways to cleanse the skin without removing the protective mantle of acid and oils. It gently and effectively removes the top layer of dead skin cells with its build-up of dirt and acid and deeply cleanses the pores.Skin brushing is one of the most powerful ways to cleanse the lymphatic system. Waste material is carried away from the cells by the blood and the lymph. Skin brushing stimulates the release of this material from the cells near the surface of the body. Eventually, most of the toxins along with their carrier cells, primarily lymphocytes, find their way to the colon for elimination

The best time to skin brush is right before your shower or bath. Most health experts recommend brushing when the skin is dry for best results. If you have poison ivy, skin rashes, infections or inflammatory problems such as psoriasis, do not brush that part of the skin. Begin with 3 TO 5 gentle but firm LONG strokes and adapt the intensity of the brushing to match the sensitivity of your skin (should not hurt skin). There are different theories about the most effective method for brushing the skin. Here is a simple method that works. The basic principle is to brush from the outermost points of the body (hands and feet) towards your heart. Start by brushing your feet and up your legs with smooth gentle strokes. Brush your hands and up your arms. Brush across your upper back and down the front and back of the torso. Cover the entire surface of the skin except for the more tender skin of the face and breasts. A slight flush due to increased blood circulation is normal, and shows that your skin brushing is working. Be careful not to brush so hard that your skin turns bright red The total process takes only two or three minutes. When you are finished, step into your bath or shower. You will feel an invigorating, tingling sensation over your entire body                                

Fast Fact:  It is estimated we eliminate about 40,000 cells per minute (source: National Geographic study). That is alot of cells! Imagine that as you age your ability to throw off these cells becomes less possible!


• Prior to taking a bath and shower, I turn the water on and while I am waiting for the water to get hot, I brush my body skin with a body brush to remove dead skin.  Hot baths dry your skin. When taking a bath, use bubble bath. It is relaxing and it seems to keep the ring around  the tub cleaner. 
• Wash body with RxSystems Reparative Body Wash to exfoliate and fades age spots, which contains a Glypoic Complex.  Stay out of the sun to prevent Age Spots. 

Rx Systems Reparative Body Wash 8 oz •  (shop by Brand name for all products)

Enriched with Glypoic Complex,™ which uniquely couples 15% Glycolic Acid with Alpha Lipoic Acid. Sweeps away dirt and dead skin cells. Formulated for daily use on all skin types

Massage over entire body working into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly. For best results, follow with Rx Systems PF® Reparative Body Cream.


After bathing, pat body dry with towel and IMMEDIATELY apply Rx Systems Reparative Body Cream that contains Glycolic acid and/or Alpha Lipoid Acid.  Use this product to moisturize, reduce and prevent wrinkles (increased cell turnover – collegan) and repair skin.   Wait 5 minutes, then:

Apply an Oil or Shea Butter (butter lasts up to 24 hours – not like many other moisturizers, plus it contains suncreen).  My skin gets really moisturized because my pores are open after a bath or shower.
• Another way to moisturize your body with oil in the shower:  First, shave your legs and underarms, cleanse your body, then apply oil on your body and then finish your shower, but do not scrub after you apply oil.  Then towel off gently. 
• Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and eat a proper diet.

Rx Systems Reparative Body Cream 8 oz (Shop by Name Brand for other products)


Enriched with Glypoic Complex,™ which uniquely couples 10% Glycolic Acid with Alpha Lipoic Acid. Gently moisturizes and exfoliates. Formulated for daily use on all skin types.

After cleansing with Rx Systems PF® Reparative Body Wash, pat dry and gently massage Rx Systems PF® Reparative Body Cream into skin. For best results, use twice daily as part of a complete Rx Systems PF® skin care routine.  Wait 5 minutes and


   I live in Michigan and the winters are cold and the summers are dry.  I have used so many different moisturizers for my body to try to get rid of my dry skin.  The creams never kept my body moisturized for more then a few hours.  UNTIL, I started using Shea Butter or Shea Oil for my dry skin on my body and sometimes I do apply it on my face.  My body has been SILKY SMOOTH ever since then. My skin is hydrated for 24 hours.  What a miracle!      PREVENTION is the key!      



The two companies I recommend for Oil's and Shea Butter are  Nature's Shea Butter and Afrikan Republic They both carry African Shea Butter in its natural form which is called raw Shea butter or unrefined Shea butter.   Please note that some companies sell refined Shea butter instead of unrefined as 100% pure Shea butter.  I selected two websites because they each have different Shea Butters and Oils.  They both carry Whipped Shea Butter – you will love that, to get rid of your dry skin.   African Republic carries a Bulk Shea Nut Oil  and Bulk Jojoba Oil which are both a Non-Greasy Oils – Look under natural oils in left column.  I love the scented Shea Butter from Nature's Shea Butter company.

100% Natural Shea Butter made from the nut of the African Shea Tree. Shea Butter contains a rich amount of unremovable fatty acid which renders it far superior to Cocoa Butter and other natural vegetable butters.  Shea butter melts at body temperature. Proponents of its use for skin care maintain that it absorbs rapidly into the skin, acts as a "refatting" agent, and has good waterbinding properties.[11   Grade A (raw or unrefined, extracted using water)

The fatty acid in Shea Butter is crucial to rejuvenating and moisturizing the skin. Shea Butter provides all the essential vitamins necessary to make skin look and feel smoother, softer and healthier. It's therapeutic properties protect the skin from wind, cold, sun and it helps heal wounds faster. Shea butter stimulates cellular activity, fights the effects of aging and repairs rough, damaged skin.


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What are the differences between Unrefined and Refined Shea Butter?

There are many differences between unrefined and refined Shea butter. Most noticeably are the scent, color and benefits. Unrefined Shea butter maintains its nutty scent, ivory – beige color and all of its healing properties. Refined Shea butter has been chemically altered to remove Shea butters natural scent, is bleach white in color and retains only a small portion of its natural healing properties. Please note that some companies sell refined Shea butter instead of unrefined Shea butter as 100% pure Shea butter.

What are the different varieties/species of Shea Butter?

There are two main varieties of Shea butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (West African) and Vitellaria Nilotica (East African). Butyrospermum Parkii is produced in West Africa where as Vitellaria Nilotica is produced only in Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan. At room temperature Eastern African Shea butter is softer than West African Shea butter. It is creamier and silky, making it quick and easy to apply. Eastern African Shea butter is also slightly in higher therapeutic properties. Eastern Shea butter has a sweeter scent than West African Shea butter. Eastern African Shea butter is rarer because of lower Shea production and also because of civil unrest in Uganda and Sudan.

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Shea butter’s phenolics, a constituent element of polyphenols, have anti-aging benefits and properties similar to green tea. Shea butter contains five essential fatty acids, (a major amount coming from stearic and oleic acids), phytosterols, vitamins E and D, allantoin (good for healing skin irritations), and vitamin A. This combination of ingredients helps neutralize free radical damage, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and fading age spots, as well as stimulating collagen production. Ingredients Medical Definitions below.


•Eczema, Infant eczema
•Dry skin, dry scalp and hair conditioner
•Cracked skin
•Cracked, bleeding skin
•Cuticle repair
•Itchy Skin
•Muscle fatigue, tension & aches
•Rough heels
•Sunburn relief
•Skin rashes, diaper rash
•Surgical incisions and scars
•Skin blemishes, dark spots
•Stretch mark minimization


For Anti-Aging

•Wrinkle, fine line reduction
•Reactivation of collagen synthesis
•Increases skin balance,elasticity and tone.
•Eliminates dull, grayish complexion

For Prevention

•Stretch marks during pregnancy
•Wrinkle formation
•Dry, chapped, itchy skin
•Skin peeling

For Skin Protection

•Amazing skin moisturizer
•Maintaining healthy skin
•Softer, smoother skin
•UV rays – sunscreen, sun, wind, cold

Bulk Shea Nut Oil – Non-Greasy Oil

Enjoy the benefit of Shea butter but in the form of an easy to use, non-greasy oil. Tired of lines, wrinkles and the signs of aging? Natural Bulk Shea Nut Oil reduces the signs of aging and the effects of too much time in the sun.
Bulk Shea Nut Oil from Afrikan Republic is extracted from the nut of the Shea tree, found in western African countries like Ghana and Mali. This natural oil deep cleans and moisturizes and can be used on skin, hair and as a hot oil treatment.
Shea Nut Oil can also be blended into your own skin care products by mixing with other natural butters (mix it into Shea butter to create a softer, more spreadable Shea butter).
To apply simple pour a small amount into your hand and rub it into skin or hair.


Bulk Jojoba Oil – Non Greasy Oil

Get that radiant, soft skin and hair with the new jojoba oil! 
Bulk Jojoba Oil from Afrikan Republic is a rare luxury oil derived from the desert plant Simmondsia Chinesis. Soothes and moisturizes your skin without feeling greasy or sticky. It can also heal lines, wrinkles and irritation making you feel that silky smooth experience that you may have never experienced. 
A natural healing oil made in South Africa will get you that shiny and soft lustrous locks. It will rid the scalp of dandruff, moisturizes dry hair, gets rid of fizz, untangles, repairs dry damaged hair, and adds shine and gloss. It can be used in color-treated or permed hair and have the same results.
Ingredients: Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil.
Other uses of Jojoba Oil:
  • Moisturizer                                                               Shop Afrikan Republic
  • Make-up remover
  • Cleansing Oil
  • Lip balm
  • Hair conditioner
  • Shave Preparation
  • Massage Oil
  • Cuticle Oil                                                        



Vitamin A is a group of unsaturated nutritional organic compounds, that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids, among which beta-carotene is the most important.[1]  Vitamin A also functions in a very different role as an irreversibly oxidized form of retinol known as retinoic acid, which is an important hormone-like growth factor for epithelial and other cells.[5]

Vitamin E is an antioxidant, acts as a peroxyl radical scavenger, preventing the propagation of free radicals in tissues, by reacting with them to form a tocopheryl radical, which will then be reduced by a hydrogen donor (such as vitamin C) and thus return to its reduced state.[13]   Vitamin E also protects lipids and prevents the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids.[23

Vitamin D is a sunscreen that absorbs ultraviolet light and prevents it from reaching the skin. Sunscreen absorbs ultraviolet light and prevents it from reaching the skin to get rid of  dry skin.


Body Buddy – Walnut – $25.00



Body Buddy – Walnut

The award-winning lotion applicator "band" provides the extra reach necessary to apply skincare products to one's own back and any other hard-to-reach area. Use the non-absorbent lotion applicator to apply sunscreen, apply aloe to soothe sunburned skin, apply sunless tanner effortlessly to the back. Use for any condition of the skin requiring topical application of any product such as benzoyl peroxide or astringent for back acne, (bacne). Topically apply prescription medication to treat psoriasis, skin conditions due to complications from transplant, medication, radiation therapy or general skin care needs.

Additional Details:

Body Buddy is made from a soft vinyl. Unlike a sponge on a stick, it does not absorb product and has no replacement parts or pads. It is machine washable (tumble dry low) or can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.