Lifestyle hacks have become ubiquitous in our modern world, and often they focus on penis health issues. And why not? Men need good advice and strategies on keeping this very important body part in good operating condition. One of the issues many men face concerns dry penis skin, which can be both itchy and unattractive. With that in mind, this article offers a few hacks designed to address this too-common condition.
That men sometimes get dry penis skin is not really surprising. Dry skin can occur on any part of the body, after all. And since penis skin is especially delicate, it’s more susceptible to those factors which can cause dry skin. For example, excess sweat can often cause skin to dry out. This may seem paradoxical or counterintuitive, but when a person sweats, oils which help keep the skin moisturized are depleted.
So what are some simple hacks to remember to fight dry penis skin?
- Stay out of hot water. A nice hot shower is supposed to be really good for a person, especially when their muscles are sore and achy. But when shower water is too hot, it can damage the skin. So if a guy takes a long shower with water that is too hot, those oils that the penis skin need can be decreased. This can also happen when spending too much time in a hot tub. Be sure to moisturize the penis after either of these situations.
- Also avoid hard water. Hard water is water that contains a high concentration of minerals like zinc and magnesium. Minerals are good, but often they are in such high quantities in hard water that they can plug glands and pores, contributing to dry penis skin. Using cremes with vitamins A and C can help remove the excess minerals and help prevent dry skin damage.
- Keep the soap mild. Many soaps contain extra chemicals or fragrances which sound good on paper but which can actively dry out penis skin. If a guy needs to use a strong deodorant soap for his pits, he should still keep on hand a milder soap for his penis.
- Find a good humidity level. Too much humidity creates excess seat, which can deplete the body of oils. But air that is too dry can evaporate moisture from the skin. Often in summer, air conditioning can dry the air out a little too much – so be aware of this possibility and watch the temperature settings.
- Swim in moderation. Swimming is great exercise, but prolonged time in either a chlorinated swimming pool or the salty ocean water can lead to substantial dry penis skin issues. Try to spend only a moderate amount of time in the water. Those who prefer to extend their time should be prepared to moisturize afterward.
- Control blood sugar. People with diabetes are prone to dry skin, including on the penis, due to high blood sugar levels. Working to control and maintain blood sugar levels is important – and not just for the sake of one’s penis skin.
- Use a penis health creme. One of the best hacks for battling dry penis skin is the daily application of a top notch penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). All cremes are not created equal, so definitely look for a crème that lists both a high end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrating agent (such as vitamin E). As mentioned above, vitamins A and C can be useful in combatting problems caused by hard water, and a good penis health crème should incorporate both of these vitamins. Finally, one with alpha lipoic acid helps protect against oxidative stress that can contribute to dry penis skin.