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Is Your Skin Feeling Dry?

Dry skin affects nearly everyone at some point. The most common causes of dry skin are environmental (cold temperatures and low humidity), but age, genetics and a personal history of certain medical conditions can also play a role. Healthy skin contains moisture-rich water, oils and lipids. What you see and feel is your skin becoming flaky, dry and itchy because it is unable to retain this much needed moisture.

How to Get Rid of Dry Skin

Your skin draws moisture from the environment, your diet and your skincare regimen. The water content of the outermost layer of your skin (the epidermis) also tends to reflect the level of humidity around it, so following the same skin care routine year-round may not be working when the humidity drops. Here are a few simple ways to keep your skin hydrated and combat itchy, dry skin:

Dry Skin Treatment

Winning the battle against dry skin can be tough, but perseverance is key. The first step is to add moisture back. If your skin is extra-dry, you’ll likely do better with a richer cream or balm rather than a lotion. Start by choosing a gentle, yet effective cleanser that leaves your skin feeling soft and clean, never dry or tight.

The best moisturizers for dry skin treatment are those that have a combination of moisturizing ingredients that stop the itching, prevent loss of water and restore skin hydration. Ingredients that help soothe dry skin include colloidal oatmeal, dimethicone, glycerin, mineral oil and petrolatum.

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