Xerosis is the medical term for dry skin, a common problem. Your skin needs moisture to stay smooth and supple, and retaining moisture becomes difficult as we age. Our skin also loses moisture more readily in the winter. Central heating in your home or in other buildings is very drying to the skin. You can increase the humidity in your home during the winter months by using a humidifier.
If xerosis is not treated, the dry skin can eventually harden, crack and open fissures can develop. Cracks and fissures are breaks in the skin and can easily get infected. Severe xerosis, especially among people with diabetes, can cause severe complications. The treatment for xerosis is to moisturize and condition the dry skin. The best time to do this is right after a shower or bath, when the water helps trap the moisture in your skin.
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