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Dealing With Dry Skin
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Dry skin is a common condition even among those who don't suffer from a skin condition such as eczema. It's caused by a lack of moisture in the skin which could be the result of living in a dry environment, lack of natural oils on your skin, harsh soaps, and even keeping the air conditioner on.

Fortunately, it's a very easy condition to treat. But what if you don't like the feel of moisturizers or if they don't seem to be helping as much? We'll outline other simple ways to deal with dry skin below:
  1. Be careful about which soaps you use
    While frequent hand-washing is great for keeping illness at bay, they can also strip away the natural oils of your skin and leave it dry. Make sure that the soaps you are using aren't too harsh and have their own moisturizers worked into the formula.

  2. Avoid harsh fabrics
    If you're suffering from dry skin, fabrics such as wool can make things much worse. Rough fabrics will not only work to remove your natural oils, but they'll also tempt you to scratch more often, further damaging your already sensitive skin.

  3. Limit your showers
    This may seem counter-intuitive, but long showers can worsen your skin condition, especially if you like to run your showers hot. Be sure to limit your shower time to a maximum of 10 minutes and try to only use lukewarm water.
If untreated, dry skin can become extremely painful and lead to severe cracking. Make sure you follow the simple steps above and try to use moisturizers whenever possible (even if you don't like the feel). If the condition is severe, look for medicated moisturizers that could potentially help your skin heal quicker.



 

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