Now that we've headed into the fall season, dermatologists say what's going around is a lot of patients with dry skin.
One doctor says there's less humidity in the air as the temperatures drop, and people are heading indoors where they're turning on their furnaces. All that causes flaky skin that left untreated can itch and even bleed. But besides using more lotion to trap in moisture, there are other steps you can take. Dr. Street recommends adding a humidifier to your home.
"Add humidity to the bedroom. We can also change the products we use on the skin. People with oily skin might want to use a dry skin system. Take a vitamin with vitamin E in it," said Dr. Marcy Street, Dermatologist.
Dr. Street also has a line of skin and hair care products that can help dry skin and other skin problems. Log on to www.doctorsapproach.com for more information.
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