Dry Patches of Skin

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beingchinmay Posts: 7
Skin can develop dry patches for many reasons. Makeup left on overnight can cause irritant or allergic reactions; but there are also drying skin-care products, dermatitis, eczema, and heavy moisturizers that can cause a buildup of dead skin cells. Any and all of these can contribute to dry patches of skin. The best advice is to avoid drying skin-care products and to use only the lightest-weight moisturizer for dry skin areas. If the dry patches are chronic or itchy, they can be a form of topical dermatitis or eczema and may require treatment by a dermatologist. If you’ve done your best to eliminate the cause of the problem and the problem persists, one of the best ways to calm down the appearance of dry patches is with an over-the-counter cortisone cream. Lanacort and Cortaid are 1% hydrocortisone creams meant for dry patches of skin, for short-term use only. It is amazing how effective they can be. If the problem lingers, consult a dermatologist for topical prescription options, but for many people over-the-counter hydrocortisone is all it takes.
Mia Taylor Posts: 13
I sometimes have problem wit dry patches, and I use coconut oil, for a few days during the winter and it goes away!
debrahall Posts: 12
Hello, due to my busy schedule and unhealthy diet I am not able to give time for my health. Last week I saw some patches and marks on my thighs and belly. While discussing with my aunt, she suggested me to ... cellulite/ for oil massage and creams.
hcsloves Posts: 10
For minor dry patches, I just use sunflower oil and I find it to be very effective. However, for worse cases such as psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, then it's better to consult a dermatologist since treatment require prescription.
joshuamiller7602 Posts: 14
The best thing for good looking skin is consumption of antioxidant rich foods. Antioxidants are the chemical compounds which protect our body from the molecules known as free radicals which are produced as a bi-product during metabolic processes in our body. They work to neutralize the effect of these free radicals. Our body produces some antioxidants, but when the number of antioxidants starts reducing within the body due to aging or environmental factors, we need to consume various antioxidant foods and supplements to fulfill our body’s requirement of antioxidants.