Dry skin is a very common skin condition, usually characterized by irritated skin and itchiness. Dry skin often worsens in the winter when the air is cold and dry. In addition, frequent bathing can aggravate dry skin. With no treatment, dry skin may become flaky or scaly.
It is important to note, however, that dry skin symptoms may resemble other skin conditions or result from other disorders. Always consult your doctor for a diagnosis.
Treating dry skin may be as simple as keeping the skin moist by taking fewer baths and using ointments or creams that keep the moisture in. Moisturizers should be applied immediately after bathing or showering and reapplied frequently. Treatment may also include:
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