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Dryness dryness, every where

Winter generally aggravates a dry skin, therefore, more attention needs to be given to this aspect of our health. All kinds of soaps (being good cleansers) make the skin dry by washing away the oil that our skin secretes to keep itself protected and hydrated. The so-called moisturizing soaps partly offset this tendency but not completely.Artificial moisturizers they contain are not substitute for our natural skin sebum. So people with a dry skin should avoid excessive use of soaps. Keep the use of soaps to the bare minimum. Also there is not much difference between soap and face wash or a cleanser as far as their potential for dryness is concerned. They are all cleansers and have to wash away whatever is on the skin, and that includes your own moisture/sebum too. shifanews

Soap substitute

A good alternate to soap is  “Emulsifying ointment BP”. It comes as a gel like preparation that is dispensed by pharmacists according to the British Pharmacopeia formula and hence the abbreviation BP. It can be used instead of soap, exactly as you would use soap, but only with warm water. It does not produce much lather but does its job and leaves the skin hydrated. If you do not like the feel of this ointment, then use plenty of moisturizers, especially after washing hands. shifanews

Flaky scalp can be dealt with by using any anti dandruff shampoo. If these simple maneuvers do not help and your problem remains then you need a dermatology consultation. shifanews

dry skin in winters, ways to get rid off dry skin and scalp

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