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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment for severely dry skin over-the-counter lotion?

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Amlactin: Shea butter can be helpful too. If its not too bad i recommend lubriderm as a regular lotion.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Dry skin: Ingredients that are helpful for dry skin: ceramides help skin hold water, dimethicone and glycerin draw water to the skin, hyaluronic acid helps the skin hold water, lanolin, mineral oil, and petroleum help keep water on the skin. Read the label and get moisturizers with these products such as cerave, restoraderm, cutemol, and aquaphor.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the most recommended over-the-counter treatment for dry skin?

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Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 17 years experience
Dry skin: Cheapest, easiest answer is plain white petroleum jelly. Apply this or something similar (thick emollient/ointment) after every shower.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Why types of lotions are the best on dry skin?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Ceramide Lotions: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content.

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