Dry Skin & Related Conditions
Dry skin can occur at any age and for many reasons. Skin becomes dry when it loses too much water or oil. This is why skin generally becomes drier as we age, during the winter, and in low-humidity climates. Restoring lost moisture can make the skin softer, smoother, and less likely to crack.
In some people, areas of seriously dry skin can lead to a condition called eczema or keratosis pilaris. While keeping your skin well moisturized typically improves dry skin, certain ingredients in over-the-counter creams and lotions, such as urea or lactic acid, may irritate a condition like eczema. And moisturizers generally do not clear the rough, red bumps associated with keratosis pilaris. That’s why it’s important to see a dermatologist for any dry skin condition that won’t resolve with moisturizers alone.
At Water’s Edge Dermatology, our providers are experts at helping you find relief from all types of dry skin conditions. Explore the links below to learn about some of the most common ones.
If you have a dry skin condition, contact Water’s Edge Dermatology for an appointment with one of our practitioners. Our dermatologists can diagnose your disorder and recommend treatment options. We have locations throughout Central and South Florida. Find the location nearest you and call today or request an appointment online.
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