Dry skin relief
Dry skin can flake, itch, crack, and even bleed. To help relieve dry skin, dermatologists offer these tips:
–Keep baths and showers short.
–Apply moisturizer after getting out of the bath or shower.
–Read ingredients on skin care products.
–Use a humidifier to add much-needed moisture to the air.
–Wear soft fabrics that breathe, such as 100 percent cotton.
–Don’t skimp on hand washing.
–Apply hand cream after each hand washing.
If these tips do not bring relief, make an appointment to see a dermatologist. Very dry skin may require a prescription ointment or cream. Dry skin also can be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as eczema.