Also known as xerosis, dry skin is a very common condition that becomes more prevalent with age.
Xerosis is due to a decrease in the amount of lipids water-binding capacity of the top layers of the skin. It can be associated with environmental factors such as low humidity, increased age, and frequent bathing or use of harsh soaps. Xerosis can also be associated with conditions such as eczema, hypothyroidisim, kidney or liver disease, HIV, cancer, or autoimmune disease.
Dry Skin Hygiene
Do not use soap in the shower on areas other than your "smelly areas" - armpits, groin, and buttocks. Soap will only strip your skin's natural barrier.
Avoid dryer sheets, scented laundry detergeant, and fabric softener. Chemicals from these can exacerbate skin dryness.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
Dry skin increases with age, and nearly everyone over the age of 60 experiences some degree of xerosis.
Treatment for dry skin consists of daily or every other day application of ammonium lactate 12% lotion.
Ammonium Lactate Lotion
3 month supply
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