how to relieve dry skin

Patients frequently ask how to relieve dry skin...especially during the winter with cold, dry weather outside...and hot, dry heating inside.

Advise patients about simple ways to prevent and treat dry skin such as turning down the thermostat and using a humidifier.

Suggest short, lukewarm baths or showers and a moisturizing cleanser. Explain that hot water can wash away natural oils and soap can be drying...limit soap mainly to underarms and the genital area.

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