Skin Dryness Treatment
Severe or persistent dry skin that does not respond to home care may need to be treated by your doctor. Home care should include use of a moisturizing lotion and avoiding harsh soaps that could over-dry the skin. Frequent bathing can also lead to over-drying. Other treatments for dry skin may include oatmeal baths, avoiding sun exposure, and sunscreen.
Treatment for dry skin may include:
- Oatmeal baths
- Hypoallergenic cosmetics
- Hypoallergenic soap
- Avoid exposure to the sun.
- Wear clothing that blocks the sun's rays.
- Apply sunscreen that blocks UV radiation.
- Wear a hat.
- Moisturizer for dry skin:
- Apply petroleum jelly to your hands and feet at night.
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