dry skin


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dry skin

epidermis that lacks moisture or sebum, often characterized by a pattern of fine lines, scaling, and itching. Causes include too frequent bathing, low humidity, and decreased production of sebum in aging skin. Treatment includes decreased frequency of bathing, increased humidity, bath oils, emollients such as lanolin and glycerin, and hydrophilic ointments. Also called xerosis [zērō′sis] .
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Aspen Winternational (November 27-28) - It's a slippery slope in Aspen, where the women of the Dry Skin Patrol will see how their skin holds up as they take on the snow in the cold brisk air of Colorado.
Every day factors contribute to the occurrence of dry skin.
for example, has expanded its Eucerin collection with Eucerin Diabetics' Dry Skin Relief in a body lotion and a body cream.
Toners have a reputation for being astringent but new formulations are actually seriously hydrating and plumping - great for dry skin.
She further said that if these measures are not helpful then the person may require a prescription ointment or cream as dry skin can be a sign of an underlying health condition, such as eczema.
In a clinical study, a lotion containing Purasal NIT/COS was applied by women with very dry skin, during wintertime.
Study experts found that women with well-hydrated facial skin develop persistent wrinkles slower than those with dry skin, reports The Daily Express.
IN FACT, IT HAS BEEN CLINICALLY PROVEN TO LOCK IN UP TO 10 TIMES MORE MOISTURE ON WET SKIN THAN ORDINARY LOTION CAN ON DRY SKIN.
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It had a creamy, silky texture which seemed particularly thick at first, but quickly absorbed into my dry skin.
People with dry skin often complicate the problem further by scratching or rubbing it, clearing the way for bacterial invasion.