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Dry Skin

When the skin has a reduced water-holding capacity, it results into a dry skin. This condition very common for old aged people. Dry skin is more sensitive to irritants and makes it more difficult to control the eczema. Therefore management of dry skin is essential for treatment success. Daily skin management should include gentle cleansing as well as moisturizing.

Bathing is a critical component of dry-skin management and hydration. You should take one or more baths daily in lukewarm water for approximately five minutes. Adding a capful of emulsifying oil will help in retaining the moisture on the skin.

After bathing, you should leave the skin moist and apply a greasy moisturizer within three minutes to trap moisture on the skin. The choice of moisturizer depends on the degree of dryness and scaling of the skin. Greasy moisture creams are best for very dry, cracked and sensitive skin as it does not sting. Moisturizing creams and lotions containing urea, alpha hydroxy acids (lactic and glycolic acids) smooth out scaly dry skin.

Keep in mind that regular soaps can irritate skin and worsen the condition. Use a mild liquid cleanser or gentle bar soap. Liquid agents are often better choices for patients with sensitive skin, as they are less abrasive and are more easily and effectively rinsed off.

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Words from our in House Expert:

dr.-dave-bordered.jpgDr. Dave States: Dry skin is a byproduct of what is going on inside of the body.  Typically low on omega 3,6,9's and hydration are the cornerstones to keeping the skin healthy.  Many different natural lotions that feed the skin properly is essential with things like vitamin C, collagen, and vitamin E are essential to feeding the skin.  Hydration is also a key to long term success to this symptom.

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