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what is good for dry skin?

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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 any moisturizer helps with the overall result. And if you are applying it once a day and it is wearing off then you need to do it more frequently. If your problem doesn't respond then you should have a dermatologist take a look.
Answered on May 10, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body
Answered on May 10, 2017

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