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 moisture can make 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 skin well moisturized typically improves dry skin, certain ingredients (such as urea or lactic acid) in creams and lotions can irritate a condition like eczema. Additionally, moisturizers generally do not clear the rough, red bumps associated with keratosis pilaris. This is one reason it is important to see a dermatologist for any dry skin condition that doesn’t improve with the use of moisturizers.

At Water’s Edge Dermatology, our providers are experts at helping you find relief from dry skin. Explore the links below to learn about some of the most common ones.

If you have dry skin or are experiencing one of the conditions above, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled dermatologists. Our skin care experts will examine your skin and recommend a treatment to help relieve your dry skin.