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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you prevent and cure continuously dry skin on your body and face?

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Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Hydration with cream: Use moisturizing creams rather than lotions. Lotions are too light for patients with excessively dry skin. There are newer moisturizers on the market which contain ceramide replacements which are very similar to what is normally within the skin. Try cerave products or cetaphil restoraderm line.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What can you do to prevent and cure continuous dry skin on your body and face?

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Dr. Denis Winder
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Information: Moisturizing creams and lotions usually help.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how I could prevent dry skin on face?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dry skin: To prevent or treat dry skin: 1. Hydrate orally with water. 2. Use sun screen liberally. 3. Take warm baths or showers instead of hot ones. 4. Avoid “deodorant” or abrasive soaps – opt for mild cleansers/soaps/shower gels. 5. Apply moisturizing lotion before the skin is fully dry.

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Last updated Nov 9, 2013

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