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A 67-year-old female asked:

It's summer and i have very dry skin on my legs. what causes it and how can i prevent it?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Genetics + age: Sometimes due to medical condition such as low thyroid. There are MANY creams for dry skin. Best are those with ceramides such as Eucerin Eczema Care cream. Best results when used soon after a long soak in water (bath or shower).
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Dr. Aimee Barton
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Make sure the water you soak in is warm but not too hot! Hot water dries the skin!
Jun 12, 2014
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Provided original answer
OK to enjoy hot water if you want to.Not drying.
Dec 31, 2014
Last updated Dec 31, 2014


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