Dry skin problem.

Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male. Suffering from dry skin problem over various parts of body. Such as hands, lower shoulders, face, lips, back arms etc. I have least exposure to sun, good digestive system, drinks a lot of water. Uses no medication, use pears soap, gets low erections, goes gym regularly. What can be permanent solution for it. I don’t want to use scrubs or any moisturizer.

Dry skin problem.
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Dietician

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  1. Hello Akshay
    Welcome to MediMetry.
    I can understand your concern.

    Factors that cause dry skin include:
    1. over-washing with harsh soaps,
    2. overuse of sanitizers and cleaning agents (alcohol),
    3. cold temperature,
    4. low humidity.
    5. Although bathing and showering adds water to skin, it is the evaporation of this water after the completion of the immersion that results in dry skin.
    6. Dry skin condition may be caused by taking some medicines as well. Some examples are drugs for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, allergies, and acne.

    Remedies to get rid of Dry skin are:
    1. Apply an emollient cream two or three times daily to wet skin.
    2. Dry skin may be improved by taking lukewarm showers or baths and avoiding excess skin scrubbing. Hot water and harsh scrubbing can take away the natural oils that protect skin and make the skin even drier.
    3. Dry skin may be prevented by use of gentle cleansers. Mild cleansers or soap-free products like Aveeno, Cetaphil, Dove, or Neutrogena are recommended for dry and sensitive skin.
    4. Many scented, deodorant, and antibacterial soaps can be too harsh and wash off natural skin-protecting oils.
    5. Special moisturizers containing lactic acid (Amlactin, Lac-Hydrin), or urea (Urix or Carmol) are also effective in hydrating the skin.
    6. Mild soaps and cleansers include
    Dove soapless cleanser,
    Aveeno cleanser,
    Cetaphil cleanser.
    7. Mild moisturizers without perfumes are good for dry skin. Thick and greasy emollients work best.
    8. Avoid strong soaps and detergents.
    9. Use indoor room humidifiers.
    10. Limit exposure to irritants such as solvents.
    11. Avoid wool clothing.
    12. Use cotton and natural fiber clothing.

    Thanks for asking to MediMetry.