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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Moisture!: Any otc moisturizer is a good place to start. They can range from thick (like an ointment) to thin (like a lotion). Soaking in water before applying a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katia Ilieva
31 years experience Family Medicine
Lotion,vitamins: use hand/body lotion for dry skin after each wash with soap; consider Eucerin, Nivea, for DRY skin; start taking Centrum vitamin 1 tabl a day; avoid ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Soap: Less drying soaps such as dove unscented or non soap cleansers such as cereve are considered less drying and irritating for sensitive skin.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Lots of choices.: Most of the leading brands - keri, lubriderm, aveeno, (oatmeal) neutrogena, dove, etc., etc - are designed to avoid causing comedones. Most say "nonco ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Lots: Among some of the available otc natural emollients available for dry skin that are rich in omega 3 and 6 are emu oil and flax and hemp seed oil. Of so ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Avene products: For sensitive dry skin and acne, try to use the avene line which is made for dry and sensitive skin. Over the counter cetaphil is fine but benzoyl per ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on skin type: This is not an easy answer and it really depends on your skin type and sensitivities. I generally recommend Lubriderm, Cetaphil or Eucerin with SPF
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Eberting
21 years experience Dermatology
Dry skin creams: Look form moisturizers that contain ceramides. Cerave is a brand. The best time to moisturze is right after a bath or shower.
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Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Many options: Dry skin has many causes. As we age, skinwill be drier. Diet with appropriate fatty and essential oils, as well as adequate Vitamin A and zinc are v ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Butter: While butter has some moisturizing properties there are less sticky, inexpensive fragrance free moisturizers that are far better for dry skin.
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