Dry Skin

Written by Charles Peacock
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Dry skin is a problem that faces people every day. For some, the problem is chronic--their bodies do not produce sufficient surface moisture to keep the skin feeling soft and healthy. For others, a bad sunburn or exposure to dry air might lead dry skin. No matter what your situation, a solution is easy to find.

Treating Dry Skin

A popular and easy way to treat dry skin is by using over-the-counter moisturizers. Most people have a preferred brand of moisturizers that they like to use regularly. If you're still searching for the right brand, keep in mind things like texture, thickness and fragrance when making a purchase.

If you have chronic dry skin, perhaps only in certain areas of your body, the cause might be skin fungus. Skin fungi are actually quite common, and aren't necessarily a serious problem. In many cases you might not even notice that you have a fungus, except for a small dry spot on your arm or back that you have a hard time getting rid of.

Topical antibiotics and solutions are available for ridding yourself of this kind of skin fungus. It's always a good idea to try a few different consumer products to clear up your problem. If this doesn't work, you can always consult with a dermatologist who will help you understand the source of the problem and will give you recommendations for treatment.


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