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How khổng lồ treat dry skin: Tips for relief

Dry skin can flake, itch, crack, and even bleed. To help relieve dry skin, dermatologists offer these tips.

Simple changes can soothe dry skin

Following the same skin care routine year-round may not work so well when the humidity drops. Without a change in your skin care, dry air can make fine lines và wrinkles more noticeable. Dry, itchy skin can flake, crack, and even bleed.

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To help heal dry skin and prevent its return, dermatologists recommend the following.

Stop baths và showers from worsening dry skin. When the humidity drops or your skin feels dry, be sure to:Close the bathroom door.Use warm rather than hot water.Limit your time in the shower or bath lớn 5 or 10 minutes.Wash with a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser.Apply enough cleanser khổng lồ remove dirt & oil, avoid using so much that you see a thick lather.Blot your skin gently dry with a towel.Apply moisturizer immediately after washing. Ointments, creams, & lotions (moisturizers) work by trapping existing moisture in your skin. To trap this much-needed moisture, you need lớn apply a moisturizer within few minutes of:Drying off after a shower or bathWashing your face or hands

Use an ointment or cream rather than a lotion. Ointments và creams are more effective và less irritating than lotions. Look for a cream or ointment that contains one or more of the following ingredients:Jojoba oilDimethiconeGlycerinHyaluronic acidLactic acidLanolinMineral oilPetrolatumShea butter

Wear lip balm. Choose a lip balm that feels good on your lips. If your lips sting or tingle after you apply the lip balm, switch to lớn one that does not cause this reaction.

Use only gentle, fragrance-free skin care products. Some skin care products, such as deodorant soaps, are too harsh for dry, sensitive skin. Dermatologists recommend using products labeled "fragrance-frree."If you see the word "unscented," the sản phẩm can contain chemicals that neutralize or hide the odors of other ingredients. These chemicals can irritate dry, sensitive skin.

Alcohol (except for hand sanitizer)

Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)

Fragrance, including deodorant soaps

Wear gloves.

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Our hands are often the first place we notice dry skin. You can reduce dry, raw skin by putting on gloves before you:Go outdoors in winter.Perform tasks that require you to lớn get your hands wet.Get chemicals, greases, and other substances on your hands.

Choose non-irritating clothes & laundry detergent. When our skin is dry & raw even clothes & laundry detergent can be irritating. Lớn avoid this:Wear cốt tông or silk under your clothing made of wool or another material that feels rough.Use laundry detergent labeled “hypoallergenic.”

Stay warm without cozying up to a fireplace or other heat source. Sitting in front of an mở cửa flame or other heat source can dry your skin.

Add moisture to lớn the air. Plug in a humidifier. If you can, check your home heating system khổng lồ find out if you have a humidifier on the system — & whether it’s working.

When to see a board-certified dermatologist

Your skin should start lớn feel better quickly. If these changes vì chưng not bring relief, you may want lớn see a dermatologist. Very dry skin can require a prescription ointment or cream. Dry skin also can be a sign of a skin condition that needs treatment. A dermatologist can examine your skin & explain what can help reduce your discomfort.

No one understands your skin better than a board-certified dermatologist. Partner with the expert for the best care.

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