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What Causes Dry Skin In The Winter
Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more
Extremely dry skin in the winter. I'm also a varsity swimmer. Any tips for getting the most out of my lotions?
Apply liberally: Especially before going out into the cold and before entering the water and after showers/baths. ...Read more
Dry skin in the winter that is in the area behind my knees. I keep putting lotion but it's not going away?
Many possibilities: Too many possibilities, but you might start w/ simple ones. Winter can do it. Low humidity, indoor heating, lots of clothing, lack of sun and fresh air. Eating habits are different for some. Try a good quality body lotion (as natural as possible). Eat healthy oils - avocado, nuts, etc. If still dry, see a doctor (pcp or dermatologist). Good luck. Springs coming! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protect: Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. Drink lots of water. ...Read more
True for almost all: In the winter you need to limit the number of showers you take, limit the time in the shower and try not to use such hot water. You should only use soap in your private parts. Before you go to bed apply a moisturizer that is a cream not a lotion. A lotion can be used in the morning. If you are not going anywhere over a weekend the best thing you can do for your skin is to take a shower vacation. ...Read more
Let me explain: The most cases of dry skin are caused by environmental exposures, certain diseases also can significantly alter the function and appearance of your skin. 1-weather. 2-central heating and air conditioning. 3-hot baths and showers. 4-harsh soaps and detergents. 5-sun exposure. 6-atopic dermatitis. 7-psoriasis. 8-thyroid disorders. 9- aging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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