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Could you tell me if skin is dry, what can someone do to heal it?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care

In brief: Moist protection

Skin is never really dry as it has oils and other things that keep it healthy, pliable and elastic so it moves when you do.
Skin does need some water but too much causes maceration (white, wrinkly) which reduces it's protective function. Dry skin can be treated by soaking in a tub of warm water for a while, using good skin cream to seal in the moisture, and avoiding caustic, irritating things, .

In brief: Moist protection

Skin is never really dry as it has oils and other things that keep it healthy, pliable and elastic so it moves when you do.
Skin does need some water but too much causes maceration (white, wrinkly) which reduces it's protective function. Dry skin can be treated by soaking in a tub of warm water for a while, using good skin cream to seal in the moisture, and avoiding caustic, irritating things, .
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