commonly hand , legs , and arms. If your skin is extremely dry it’s important to consult a dermatologist.!!
Dry skin is a condition marked by scaling , itching and cracking. Dry skin is often temporary this skin condition is due to lack of adequate water in the most superficial layer of the skin , the Epidermis .
Dry skin is not a serious problem , most of the times it’s caused due to factors like hot and cold weather conditions, dry air, humidity, certain chemicals, over exposure to hot water, etc. You might have dry skin naturally even if your skin is oily you can develop dry skin from time to time.
Dry skin can effect any part of the body, commonly hand, legs, and arms. If your skin is extremely dry it’s important to consult a dermatologist.
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symptoms of dry skin
- Skin tightness especially after shower
- Skin feels and looks rough
- Flacking, scaling or peeling
- Fine lines or cracks
- Deep cracks that may bleed
- Grey skin
Most of the cases dry skin responds well to the lifestyle measures such as moisturizing and avoiding long hot baths.
If you have serious condition such as atopic dermatitis, itchthyosis or Psoriasis dermatologist maybe recommend over-the counter or prescription ointments, creams and lotions to treat your skin condition.
When to see dermatologist
You should consult the dermatologist in case dry skin is accompanied with redness , dryness and itching interferes with your sleep , if you have sores and itching from scratching and if you have large areas of scaling or peeling.