Posted by: KZN | 2007/08/02

Dry Skin

Hi, I am a 38 year old female. Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that my skin is extremely dry. I am been oiling myself after every shower with Baby Oil (i.e. once a day). The skin is so dry that when I cross my legs the skin pulls tight and feels uncomfortable. The dry skin is over my stomach and legs. My arms and back and chest is fine. When I rub my fingers over the skin my fingers are left feeling smooth - must be from flaking skin. The skin is not flaking visibly - you have to look at it fairly closely to notice it.
What is the cause and how can I treat it?
Many thanks.

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Dear KZN
Try creams that contains lactic acid or lactic acid and urea on the irritated areas. Bath with Elizabeth Anne baby shampoo or use UEA as a soap ( rub it all over and wash off) - avoid all soaps if possible. Dove may still be ok to use. Try to moisturize with Epizone A or UEA more than once a day if possible.

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