One might have naturally dry skin, however in many instances it is caused by factors such as really hot or cold, dry weather, and even soaking for too long in hot water.

Even if one's skin tends to be oily, dry skin may develop from time to time, and while dry skin can be present at any part of our body, it is most commonly found to affect our hands, arms, feet and legs. One may use over the counter moisturisers and avoiding using harsh soaps and scrubs to improve their condition. However, if such measures aren’t enough, you should contact your doctor for an assessment.

Recent Questions

What are the possible reasons for prolonged dry and flaky skin on the ears?

There can be a few causes for the scaling behind the ear. Some of the common causes include: 1. Seborrhoeic dermatitis 2. Psoriasis 3. Fungal infection It will be good for you to see your doctor or dermatologist for a proper assessment and diagnosis.

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Should I be concerned with dry, peeling foreskin next to the glands of my penis?

Thank you for your interest in such a commonly encountered problem at the clinic. Quite a number of potential causes for dry skin on penis and penis skin peeling came to my mind. 1.) Dry, unlubricated sexual acts, including masturbation or intercourse, can cause enough friction to irritate the skin of the penis. Irritation of the skin of the penis can culminate in itching, flaking, and peeling of the skin. Opt for a water-based lubricant if you have sensitive skin. 2.) Wearing overly tight pants or pants without underwear can also cause irritation from friction.

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