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Dry Skin

Washing your hands often is an excellent health habit--it is the best way to prevent infections and stop their spread. But it can also dry out the skin of the hands. To help keep your skin from drying out, moisturize your hands after you've dried off.

Some people use sanitizer gels to keep their hands clean. They are effective but the alcohol can be drying. Look for a hand sanitizer that contains moisturizer.

We've covered the most common causes of dry skin.

Now let's consider some possible medical causes of dry skin.

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