Our skin acts as a barrier to protect against infection and irritation. Fats and oils in the skin help to hold in moisture and prevent irritants from entering.

Understanding dry skin

If you have dry skin or a condition like eczema or psoriasis, your skin may not be making enough oil to keep the protective barrier intact. Moisture is then lost from the skin, so irritants can enter more easily. Everyday products like soap, bubble bath and washing-up liquid also remove oil from the skin, leading to further irritation.

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Treatments for dry skin

Treatments for dry skin conditions can vary and you should always speak to your healthcare professional about your dry skin. Understanding your skin can make a big difference to your treatment, and finding a skin care routine that works for you is important.

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