Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?
-- Finding that your skin is itchy, flaky and just plain dry?
The American Academy of Dermatology explains the phenomenon:
- If you're over 40. Skin typically thins and gets dryer as you age.
- If you live in the desert or a similarly dry climate.
- If you have a skin condition, such as eczema or psoriasis.
- If you have a job that frequently exposes your hands to water, such as a hair stylist or nurse.
- If you spend lots of time swimming in a pool, which typically has high amounts of drying chlorine.
Posted: October 2016
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