Dry Skin (Xerosis)

Dry skin is a big problem for people young and old.  Some people seem to always have dry skin, while others only seem to get it in the winter.  So why does your skin get dry?  What can you do to prevent or treat it?

One of my busiest times of the year for dry skin is winter.  As we move into October and November, the humidity outside begins to decrease.  As this happens, our skin looses water to our surrounding environment at a faster rate.  But what are some other reasons for dry skin?

During the winter, I give almost all of my patients a dry/sensitive skin care precaution sheet even if they do not have dry skin.  Why do I do this?  It is best to keep from getting dry skin in the first place.  Using a good moisturizer/soap and making a few lifestyle changes can help keep you away from winter’s itch.  Here is a list of things you can to do treat/prevent dry skin.

If you are having difficulty with your dry skin or have any other problems please give our clinic a call and set up an appointment with one of our excellent dermatology providers.

Bentonville:  701 NW McNelly Rd., Bentonville, AR 72712 (479-268-3555)

Fayetteville:  1444 E Stearns St., Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479-718-7546)

Harrison:  620 N Main, Harrison, AR 72601 (870-204-5279)

Ryan Crowder MPAS, PA-C

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