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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is good for dry skin and dry snappy hair..?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
odor is created. Consider moisturizing masks. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over- do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). Don’t use overly hot water or
Dr. Katia Ilieva
Family Medicine

In brief: Lotion,vitamins

use hand/body lotion for dry skin after each wash with soap; consider Eucerin, Nivea, for DRY skin; start taking Centrum vitamin 1 tabl a day; avoid soaking your hands frequently in water Hair- get a hairstylist to trim the dry edges; use shampoo and conditoner for dry hair 2 x a week; avoid washing your hair every day; try every 3rd or 4th day; let your hair dry naturally and avoid blow dry;

In brief: Lotion,vitamins

use hand/body lotion for dry skin after each wash with soap; consider Eucerin, Nivea, for DRY skin; start taking Centrum vitamin 1 tabl a day; avoid soaking your hands frequently in water Hair- get a hairstylist to trim the dry edges; use shampoo and conditoner for dry hair 2 x a week; avoid washing your hair every day; try every 3rd or 4th day; let your hair dry naturally and avoid blow dry;
Dr. Katia Ilieva
Dr. Katia Ilieva
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