I found a very interesting article about skin. I tend to have dry skin (especially in the wintertime) and I happen to shower on a daily basis. A Yahoo Health article gave some information on how to relieve the pesky dry skin.
The following information may help you to prevent dry skin and itching:
Avoid showers. They strip the natural oil that helps the skin hold in moisture. Baths are much kinder to the skin than showers are.
Use bath oils in the tub. (Be careful, because bath oil will make the tub slippery.)
Use mild soaps, such as Dove or Cetaphil.
Use a moisturizing lotion immediately after your bath, even before toweling dry completely.
If you are like me and have to try and relieve that itchiness of dry skin, the article said to try an oatmeal bath. Here is the recipe:
Wrap 1 cup of oatmeal in a cotton cloth and boil as you would to cook it. Use this as a sponge and bathe in tepid water without soap.
You may also try a commercial product, such as Aveeno Colloidal Oatmeal bath.
Try a nonprescription 1% hydrocortisone cream for small itchy areas.
Use the cream very sparingly on the face or genitals.
If itching is severe, your doctor may prescribe a stronger cream.
If you want to read the whole article, you can read it here http://health.yahoo.com/skinconditions-overview/dry-skin-and-itching/healthwise—hw107895.html.
Do you have drive skin and use something to stop the persistent itch?
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