Dry skin (medical term: xerosis) is a common concern for many people, especially those who live in colder, less-humid climates. However, people who are genetically prone to dry skin may also develop it in hot humid climates as well. Frequently, dry skin is a seasonal phenomenon.
Dry skin can be associated with scaliness, flakiness, and itchiness. Areas where dry skin often occurs include face, arms, and legs. Sometimes dryness can be caused by excessive or misapplication of skin products and cleansers.
Consistent moisturization with the right skincare product is essential to relieving dry skin. However, many skin conditions can mimic dry skin, thereby being unresponsive to simple moisturization. Therefore, anyone with persistent dry skin needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist to determine whether his/her condition is truly due to dry skin.
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