How to Avoid Dry Skin
Do you have rough, itchy, and scaly skin? A cream or lotion can solve your dry skin problem temporarily. Then again, the best way to go is to get a correct prescription from a Portland dermatologist. Dry skin in Portland can happen to anyone. At Norris Dermatology and Laser Northwest, we can help you find the right treatment for your dry skin.
You get dry skin when the skin’s outer layer does not have enough natural moisture. Water loss in the skin’s outer layer can leave your skin more vulnerable to environmental factors such as low humidity and cold and dry air. Hereditary factors, aging, and certain medications can also cause dry skin.
There are natural ways to hydrate your skin and avoid dryness so it remains soft. Here are some ways to keep your skin’s moisture.
- Use cream or body oil to moisturize your skin. Do this immediately after taking a bath while your skin is still damp to trap the moisture.
- Choose the right soap. Most soaps may look nice and smell good, but they may also contain certain ingredients that can cause skin irritation and dryness. Choose a soap that has a pH of 5 or 6.
- Use warm water, not hot water, when taking a shower. Hot water can remove the natural oils found in your skin.
Dry skin does not just affect your appearance, but also causes pain. Excessively dry skin may crack and bleed. It may be hard to eat when your lips are very dry.
If you have dry skin and need treatment, give us a call at 503-227-7117. We would love to listen to your concerns and help you achieve your goals!