Dry or dull skin treatment options
What causes dry or dull skin?
Do you have a feeling of skin tightness, especially after showering, bathing or swimming, itching, slight to severe flaking, scaling or peeling, fine lines or cracks, or gray, ashy skin?
Dry skin (xerosis) is often a temporary and environmental condition, and not usually serious, but sometimes it happens often or is severe. In these cases, you may need help from a specialized doctor.
It commonly affects hands, arms, and legs.
Certain diseases also can significantly affect your skin. Potential causes of dry skin include:
Hot baths and showers
Harsh soaps and detergents
Washing the skin excessively
Unbalanced skin pH
Skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis
Spending too much time in direct sunlight
Treatments vary among different skin types, which can be normal, dry, oily, or a combination.
It is suggested to contact a specialist if:
Your skin doesn't improve in spite of your best efforts
Dry skin is accompanied by redness
Dryness and itching interfere with sleeping
You have open sores or infections from scratching
You have large areas of scaling or peeling skin
People can treat dry skin using several different methods.
What are the treatment options for dry or dull skin?
The best treatment option will depend on the cause of someone's dry skin and its severity.
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