Dry skin or xerosis isn’t usually serious, but it can be uncomfortable and unsightly. There are some serious dry skin conditions but most dry skin is caused by environmental factors easily controlled. Weather, heat, long showers or baths in hot water, swimming, harsh soaps can all be contributing factors.
Most people benefit from simple changes in lifestyle like moisturizing regularly, avoiding hot showers/baths, or adjusting humidity levels in the home. When dry skin becomes severe it could develop into dermatitis or signal a more significant concern. If there is itching, pain, cracking or bleeding of the skin Chelsea Skin & Laser can help with a treatment plan to relieve skin dryness.