- May 1st, 2012
Xeroderma, commonly known as dry skin, is a manageable condition that affects nearly everyone at some point throughout his or her life. Thankfully, skin typically heals itself. Yet the weather and our environment can affect how skin heals—you may need to take steps to prevent and treat dry skin.Simple home remedies can treat (and prevent) dry skin.
- March 1st, 2012
Dry, itchy, and flaking skin is a sure sign of a rough winter. Unfortunately, this also pertains to your pets. Winter is just as rough on their skin as it is on yours. There are simple steps to keep your pet from feeling the affects of the sub-zero temperatures.Tips for keeping your pets happy and healthy during the winter months.
- October 1st, 2008
Dry skin is often a sign of damage to your skin’s natural barrier from either over-bathing or an underlying allergic condition such as eczema. The skin holds in moisture with layers of flattened skin cells and fatty materials made up of waxes, cholesterol, and fatty acids. Over-bathing with soap and hot water washes away these layers as well as the salts in the skin that also hold water.My skin gets so dry every winter. What remedies will help?By Alan M. Dattner, MD