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How does lotion and creams help moisturize my skin?

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Dr. Robert Strimling
Dermatology

In brief: Creams help skin

Creams are better than lotions for skin.
Creams help the skin retain water or hydrate the skin which keeps it from drying out. If your skin becomes too dry, it becomes itchy and can develop a variety of rashes and may crack and or bleed and become infected. Good hydrated skin prevents these problems.

In brief: Creams help skin

Creams are better than lotions for skin.
Creams help the skin retain water or hydrate the skin which keeps it from drying out. If your skin becomes too dry, it becomes itchy and can develop a variety of rashes and may crack and or bleed and become infected. Good hydrated skin prevents these problems.
Dr. Robert Strimling
Dr. Robert Strimling
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In brief: See below

Healthy skin is designed to maintain the proper amount of moisture.
Many factors including age, genetic, and environmental factors can make the skin barrier less effective. Most moisturizing lotions and creams act by helping to restore this barrier and lock moisture in. This is why it is important to moisturize after shower or bath when skin is damp.

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Healthy skin is designed to maintain the proper amount of moisture.
Many factors including age, genetic, and environmental factors can make the skin barrier less effective. Most moisturizing lotions and creams act by helping to restore this barrier and lock moisture in. This is why it is important to moisturize after shower or bath when skin is damp.
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