DRY & SWEATY SKIN
DRY SKIN: XEROSIS
Dry Skin results from a deterioration in the skin barrier.
It may be genetic in origin, and accompany certain types of Atopic Dermatitis. It may also be due to various climatic or chemical factors. If you have dry skin, it may feel itchy, irritated, stingy and may develop into a rash.
Washing with gentle cleansers, and moisturizing on a daily basis will go a long way to repair your damaged skin barrier. Read more about how to care for your dry skin below.
SWEATY SKIN: HYPERHYDROSIS
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. Although we need to sweat to cool our bodies and prevent overheating, if you have hyperhidrosis, you sweat even when you don’t need to, most commonly from the palms, soles, underarms or head.
Excessive sweating can interfere with your everyday activities and soak through your clothes. Although this can be an embarrassing medical condition, there are different treatment options available.
DRY & SWEATY SKIN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY DRY SKIN?
1. Cleanse: Use a gentle, non-fragrance cleanser that removes impurities without drying or irritating the skin.
2. Moisturize: Use a non-fragrance cream rather than a lotion.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY SWEATY SKIN?
Excessive sweating can cause a lot anxiety and affect your daily life. You can use over the counter or prescription-strength deodorants that contain aluminum chloride and if you have extensive hyperhidrosis, we can prescribe an oral medication. Additionally, we can treat sweaty skin with Botox injections or you can use iontophoresis.