Dry Skin And Skin Care

Dry skin (a.k.a. xerosis) is a fairly common problem. Fortunately, the main culprits are usually environmental factors; these can easily be negated through an appropriate skin care regimen at home. Avoiding harsh soaps, bathing in tepid water and using moisturizers are a few examples of a dry skin treatment plan.

Skin can become dry when cells do not have enough moisture in them to stay full; without adequate moisture, cells shrivel, which can cause fine lines and wrinkles, as well as uncomfortable symptoms.

Causes include:


The most common areas of the body to be affected by dry skin are the arms, lower legs, and sides of the abdomen, though skin on other areas may become dry as well. In most cases, the proper skin care plan will act to eliminate dry areas and symptoms.

A good skin care plan always incorporates prevention tactics. Some ways to keep skin moist include:

Dry skin treatment is often successful through self-care methods, though some special conditions may require a prescription.

If you have any questions on dry skin treatment, or skin care in general, please contact us.

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