The scene: A guy has been anxiously awaiting that first trip to bedtime heaven with a new partner. As he finally reveals his manhood to his partner, they draw away, suddenly remembering they need to leave. That’s what may happen when a visible penis health condition like flaky, dry penis skin strikes an otherwise enticing penis. No man wants this to happen – so the following tips are recommended to prevent or treat dry penis skin.

Dry penis skin tips

- Air him out. This may seem counterintuitive, but one of the big causes of dry skin anywhere on the body is sweat. Sweat adds water to the skin, but it also depletes the natural oils which do the heavy duty moisturizing job. And because the penis is typically kept beneath two layers of clothing (trousers and underwear) and because a thick thatch of pubic hair provides extra insulation, the penis tends to sweat a lot. Airing out the penis – that is, going pants-less and underwear-less – can help to repair some of that damage. However, be wary of airing out the penis in a room with a dehumidifier, which can add to the lack-of-moisture issue.

- Take warm water showers and baths. Most people shy away from ice cold showers – and with good reason. But going to the other extreme and using hot water can add to a dry penis skin problem. Hot water is another factor which zaps the moisturizing oils that penis skin, especially, needs. It’s best to work with a nice, warm water situation instead.

- Limit bathtime. The occasional good, long shower or soak in the tub can really make aching muscles feel good – but spending lengthy amounts of time bathing is another way that oils get depleted. Five or ten minutes is really what a guy should aim for.

- Spice things up. Some spice, such as turmeric, coriander and cumin, are believed to help create conditions for better moisturized skin. Some men might wish to add foods containing these spices to their diets as one way to combat dry penis skin.

- Compensate for chlorine. Swimming is tremendous exercise and a great way to stay in shape. But chlorine from pools – and salt from seawater – is notorious for drying out the skin. Those who swim frequently – and especially those on swim teams - need to apply additional moisturizing agents to counteract the dry skin problems that can arise.

- Take up drinking. Water, that is –definitely not alcohol, or even caffeine, both of which can contribute to dry skin. But drinking plenty of water or other healthy fluids (such as juices) can help ensure that a man gets sufficient water to stay healthy – and to keep his skin well hydrated as well.

- Don’t go harsh on the soap. Sometimes a man, especially one who is very physically active, requires a strong soap to get rid of body odors, especially under the armpits. But using a harsh soap on the penis can lead to flakiness and general dryness. If the rest oif the body requires extra strength soap, keep on hand a much milder cleanser for us on the manhood.

- Select an appropriate penis health creme. One of the most important tips for fighting dry penis skin is to regularly apply a top drawer penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). For the best results, the crème needs to have a combination of a high end emollient (shea butter is a superb choice) and a natural hydrating agent (vitamin e is quite good). Together, these create a “moisture shield” to help keep natural oils safe and active. In addition, a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid, should be part of the crème, so that it can fight the excess free radicals that can seriously weaken delicate penis skin.