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Do you feel like you're on a never-ending mission to
quench your skin's thirst? Does your skin always look
dull, with visibly dry patches and flakiness? If so
surprise, surprise you have dry skin.
How to Treat It
According to David Colbert, MD, a dermatologist and
the founder of New York Dermatology Group, dry skin
is very common, and is usually a result of aging and
environmental factors. "Every year our skin's outer
layer is less able to hold on to water," he says. Therefore,
you have to look for gentle cleansers and rich moisturizers
to make up for this deficit. Start the moisture-boosting
process with a creamy, nonfoaming cleanser. Next, exfoliate
once a week to rid yourself of those pesky dry patches.
Finally, moisturize liberally both day and night with
products containing proven hydrating ingredients such
as glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally
in our skin but diminishes over time.