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What are other tips for preventing dry skin?

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Tips for Preventing Dry Skin

  • Don't use cleansing toners, colognes, body mists and splashes, aftershaves, or similar products with alcohol. Alcohol dries out skin.
  • Don't wear coarse, scratchy, or rough fabrics, such as wool, which can make skin feel itchy. Choose softer fabrics, like 100% cotton or silk. Keep this in mind when choosing bedding as well.
  • Dry air and low humidity can pull water from your skin. Running a humidifier in your home, particularly when you have the heat on, can restore moisture to the air. Aim for a humidity level of about 45%-55%.

From: Itching From Dry Skin WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Dry Skin and Keratosis Pilaris."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Skin Problems: Dry, Itchy Skin." 

Eczema and Sensitive Skin Education: "Guide to Bathing & Moisturizing for Eczema and Sensitive Skin."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Topical Treatments for Psoriasis."

American Cancer Society: "Skin Dryness."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 20, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Dry Skin and Keratosis Pilaris."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Skin Problems: Dry, Itchy Skin." 

Eczema and Sensitive Skin Education: "Guide to Bathing & Moisturizing for Eczema and Sensitive Skin."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Topical Treatments for Psoriasis."

American Cancer Society: "Skin Dryness."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 20, 2019

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