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is very common skin condition that affects both males and females and more prevalent in individuals with mature skin. Mature skin tends to have diminished amounts of natural oils and lubricants for the body, compared to the face which lacks water and moisture. Dry skin may be a mild, temporary condition lasting a few days to weeks but could also be seasonal. Dry skin may also become a more severe, long-term skin problem for some. Some symptoms of dry skin may include discomfort from skin tightness and itching. In addition, external factors such as weather can affect the severity of skin dryness.
- Common Areas where dryness occurs: face, arms, hands, abdomen (flanks) and particularly lower legs tend to be most affected by dry skin. Dryness of the skin is affected by the amount of water vapor in the surrounding air, or humidity. Dry skin is also known as Xeroderma.
- Individuals whose occupations require more frequent hand-washing and sanitizing may experience dry skin more often. Dry skin may also be a side effect of some medications or a symptoms of an underlying medical disorder. The skin loses moisture and may crack and peel, or become irritated and inflamed. Bathing too frequently, especially with harsh soaps, may contribute to dry skin.
- Bathe less often and keep water contact as brief as possible. Short, cooler baths are better than long, hot baths.
- Use gentle skin care cleansers instead of regular soaps on your face and body
- Do not scrub or dry the skin too hard or for too long.
- After bathing, apply lubricating creams, lotions, or ointments on the skin while it is still damp. This will help the moisturizers seep into the skin most effectively.
- Use a humidifier if the air is dry.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Apply cool compresses to itchy areas, and try over-the-counter cortisone creams or lotions if your skin is inflamed.
- Sweating — be careful not to overdress during warmer weather
- Avoid sudden changes in body temperature or stress, which may cause you to sweat and make your condition worse
- Know your triggers that can cause your allergy symptoms
Schedule a complimentary skin analysis with your aesthetician to see what skin care products would be best for your skin type.
Keep the skin moist by using ointments, creams, and/or lotions 2 – 3 times a day. Moisturizers should not contain alcohol, scents, dyes, or other harsh chemicals. Using a humidifier in your home will also help.
Moisturizers and emollients work best when they’re applied to skin that is wet or damp. After washing or bathing, pat the skin dry and then apply the moisturizer right away to lock in that moisture.
We have different types of emollients or moisturizers:
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Great news! After over 16 months of waiting, the National Eczema Association has approved Avène’s application to have the ‘Seal of Acceptance’ on 3 of our Trixera+ Selectiose products!To receive this seal, the NEA Seal of Acceptance™ Review Panel, made up of top eczema thought-leaders, considers testing data on sensitivity, safety, and toxicity, as well as the ingredients, content, and formulation data.
As ‘accepted’ products, the Trixera Cream, Bath and Gel will have the seal shown below on our packaging indicating that the product has met all of the requirements from the NEA to ensure safety and efficacy for eczema patients. Additionally, these products will be listed on the NEA’s
website, www.nationaleczema.org .