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Dry skin is a condition that affects millions of people of all ages. It occurs when the skin does not have enough hydration or natural oils. There are many reasons for developing dry skin, such as age, environmental factors, medications, and genetic predisposition. People with a history of skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis are also more likely to develop dry skin at some point in life.

Most people with dry skin are aware of the condition, but there are certain signs and symptoms to look out for:

  • Dry, cracked or chapped lips
  • Areas of the skin that crack and sometimes bleed when provoked
  • Rough or scaly texture
  • Ashy skin, especially in people with dark skin

Did you know?

Some people with dry skin have a condition known as dermatitis, which is an inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis is characterized by extremely dry skin that may also be itchy or reddened. It is important to seek treatment for dermatitis as soon as possible to prevent it from worsening. Early diagnosis makes treatment easier and often much shorter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I be treated for dry skin?

You may need to seek professional treatment for your dry skin if you suffer from dry or cracked skin that has not responded to over the counter moisturizers and other treatments. Your dermatologist may be able to offer you treatment options that will alleviate your symptoms and help your skin recover to a smooth, moisturized, and glowing appearance.

What should I expect during dry skin treatments?

Your dermatologist will recommend a moisturizer for everyday use. If your skin is very dry, you may also be prescribed a topical ointment designed to relieve itching and redness.

Is there anything I can do to facilitate the treatment process and improve my outcome?

Although a dry skin is sometimes a factor beyond your control, there are certain steps you can take to avoid agitating the condition. For example, it is important to drink plenty of water and avoid contact with chemicals known to dry the skin, such as chlorine. You should also minimize your exposure to water as frequent submersion can cause the skin to dry out.

A woman examines dry skin on her face

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At Elite Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional dermatological care to the Greater Houston community. With a team of dedicated physicians, including dermatologists, dermatopathologists, Mohs surgeons, and plastic surgeons, we offer comprehensive services to address a wide range of skin conditions and concerns.

Founded on the principles of compassion, innovation, and expertise, we are committed to delivering personalized care tailored to each patient's unique needs. Our team of board-certified physicians brings together a wealth of experience and specialization in various aspects of dermatology, ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of care possible.