Dr Oz: Dry Itchy Skin Cures
Dr Oz spoke about remedies on today’s show, like Nettle Tea for Allergies. What about a remedy for people with dry skin? You think you are moisturize properly but you still have dry, itchy skin. What are you doing wrong? On today’s show, Dr Oz is joined by Dermatologist, Rosemary Ingleton, to give you the common reasons you have dry skin. Read on to find out the food and topical remedies to relieve yourself from dry and cracked skin.
Rosemary stated that the older you get, the more issues you have with dry skin. Your morning routine may be the reason you have dry skin and you don’t even realize it. When you have dry, itchy skin, the first impulse is to scratch, however, according to Rosemary, scratching may cause infection.
Dr Oz: Dry Skin Causes
-hot shower may irritate skin
-the longer you stay in the shower, the more you dry your skin
-skin products may hurt the skin. Retinol is great for reducing wrinkles but it may cause skin issues, especially in sensitive skin. Basic soap is great for removing dirt, but it may contain fragrance and dyes that irritate the skin.
Dr Oz: Genetic Causes for Dry Skin
-Ichthyosis: also known as fish scaling
-Psoriasis-autoimmune condition, which causes rapid cell shedding. Looks like thick flakes on the body
-Eczema- Very common. Most often on the inner arms and behind the knee
-wind and cold in the winter and AC in the summer. This sucks moisture from skin on the outside.
-on normal, moisturized skin, the outer layer of the skin bends but doesn’t crack. When your skin is dry, it cracks when pulled. When you scratch, you flake and run the risk of getting bacteria.
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-Bran-rich in zinc, which repairs skin cells
-Humidifier-add moistures to the surface of the skin
-Eucerin timer- use to take a 5-7 minute shower and not a minute longer!
OTC Products Applied Daily:
Eucerin Calming Body Wash – Doesn’t contain fragrances and additives. Look for omega oils.
Eucerin Calming Cream- a moisturizer that provides a good buffer layer on the skin. Contains oatmeal, which locks in moisture.