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I am 51 yrs old & have extremely dry skin. I also have basal cell carcinoma which makes the problem extremely bad. Help?

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Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
Dermatology
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In brief: Humectants!

Steph, a moisturizers with humectants can really help dry skin.
Read the label and look for one with glycerin or urea. Eucerin has one called intensive repair. For the basal cell cancer, definitely see your dermatologist at least every 6 months. Once you have one bcc, you can have another!

In brief: Humectants!

Steph, a moisturizers with humectants can really help dry skin.
Read the label and look for one with glycerin or urea. Eucerin has one called intensive repair. For the basal cell cancer, definitely see your dermatologist at least every 6 months. Once you have one bcc, you can have another!
Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Dry skin care

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 care

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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
odor is created. Consider moisturizing masks.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
odor is created. Consider moisturizing masks.
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