There is no single cause for dry skin and both internal and external factors contribute to it. However, external factors are the most common and the easiest to address, such as humidity and cold weather. On the other hand, some of the most common internal factors are genetics, age, family and personal history, as well as medication taken.

Dry skin may also worsen when using moisturizers improperly or when using the wrong moisturizer. Clothing materials such as synthetic fibers and wool, can also irritate and worsen dry skin condition; as well as medication for high blood pressure, allergies, high cholesterol and acne.

Dry skin can appear at any age, however, the most prone to this skin condition are the elderly and individuals who frequently expose their skin to detergents and soaps. Ask your NOVU doctor now to diagnose dry skin and provide proper treatment.

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