Dry Skin Care
Avoid frequent hot baths or showers; use luke warm water instead.
Limit baths/showers to less than 10 minutes.
Use a non-soap cleanser or mild soap. Apply “soap” mainly to “dirty areas” – hands, feet, face, groin, armpits. Use plain water on rest of body or a non-soap cleanser.
Do not use “bubble baths” instead Aveeno powder can be added to tub to soothe skin.
Follow the “3 minute rule”; lubricate skin within 3 minutes of bathing while still damp. Repeat 2-4 times a day, if really dry. A list of lubricant creams is given below. Ointments and creams trap more water into the skin than lotions.
Avoid rough, tight clothing or wool next to the skin.
- Aveeno bar or liquid soap
- Cerave Cleanser
- Cetaphil liquid or bar soap
- Cetaphil Restoring Body Wash
- Eucerin Gentle cleanser
- Free and Clear Liquid Cleanser
- Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
- Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser
- Toleriane Liquid Cleanser
- Ultra Gentle Green Tea Cleanser - Available in our office
- Vanicream Cleansing Bar
Do NOT use medicated soaps; these include Coast, Dial, Irish Spring, Safeguard, Zest, Ivory.
See below for the protective & healing power of moisturizers from lowest to highest A) to D):
- AmLactin Lotion
- Aveeno Lotion
- Cerave Lotion
- Cetaphil Restoring moisturizer
- Keri Lotion
- Lipikar Lotion-Available in out office
- Lachydrin Lotion
- Lubriderm Advance Therapy
- Neutrogena Sesame Body Lotion
- Cerave Cream
- Cetaphil Cream
- Curel Itch Defense
- Cutemol Cream
- Lachydin Cream
- Vaseline Clinical Therapy
- VaniCream Skin Cream
C) Barriers Creams:
- ** Eletone Cream
- ** Epiceram
- ** Neosalus Cream/Lotion/ Foam
- ** Biafine Emulsion
** Available by prescription for severe dry skin and eczema control
- Aquaphor Healing Ointment
- Neutrogena Sesame oil