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What is dry skin type like?

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People with dry skin may have:

Your skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If it’s very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms, and legs.

  • Almost invisible pores
  • Dull, rough complexion
  • Red patches
  • Less elastic skin
  • More visible lines

From: What’s Your Skin Type? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The National Skin Care Institute: "Skin Types." 

The National Skin Care Institute: "Skin Types: Dry Skin." 

The National Skin Care Institute: "Skin Care."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Dermatologists' Top 10 Tips for Relieving Dry Skin."

AcneNet: "Skin Care for People with Acne."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Sensitive Skin."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

SOURCES:

The National Skin Care Institute: "Skin Types." 

The National Skin Care Institute: "Skin Types: Dry Skin." 

The National Skin Care Institute: "Skin Care."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Dermatologists' Top 10 Tips for Relieving Dry Skin."

AcneNet: "Skin Care for People with Acne."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Sensitive Skin."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

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