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Dry skin is a skin care problem that affects a large percentage of the population and can be downright uncomfortable for most. Causes of dry skin vary; however, lack of proper hydration is the most common reason. Dry skin is characterized by a thin, paper-like texture that feels dry to the touch.
Dry skin feels especially tight after cleansing and often has flaky patches during the daytime. To avoid making dry skin worse, drink lots of water and moisturize regularly --- preferably twice a day.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|