Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?
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Here's what might be to blame
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Few things are more uncomfortable than dry, itchy skin. So, what's behind it?
The American Academy of Dermatology says possible causes include:
- Aging. As you get older, your skin dries and thins. So make sure you use a daily moisturizer after age 40 or earlier.
- Living in a dry climate.
- Having a skin disease, such as eczema or psoriasis.
- Having a job in which your skin is often in water.
- Swimming in a pool that contains a lot of chlorine.
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