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Should i shower daily in hot water or in cold water to relieve dry skin? also, i use an in shower moisturiser, should i use body lotion after?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Warm, not hot, water: The national eczema association recommends a warm 15 minute shower for those with dry skin. Try a gentle cleansing bar or wash, instead of soap and avoid scrubbing your skin with a washcloth. In my experience, the in-shower moisturizers are not nearly as effective as using a regular moisturizer immediately after showering (within 3 minutes). Also, i highly recommend the aveeno (oatmeal) baby moisturizer.

Answered 7/1/2013

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Dry skin: Hard water can contribute to dry skin. A good moisturizer does help skin dryness.

Answered 8/2/2013

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