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Health Tip: Prevent Dry Skin

-- Skin requires frequent preventive care to ward off conditions such as dermatitis (sometimes called eczema).

Here are suggestions on how to prevent dry skin, courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic:

  • Don't take baths or showers that are too hot. Keep the water lukewarm.
  • Take short baths or showers of only five to 10 minutes.
  • As soon as you get out of the shower or finish washing your hands, apply a skin moisturizer.
  • Use soaps that are moisturizing.
  • During winter months, try a heavier cream or moisturizer to protect skin. You can use a light lotion in the hot summer months.
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Posted: September 2008