Dry skin, medically referred to as xerosis, is a prevalent skin condition characterized by insufficient moisture levels, leading to a loss of elasticity and suppleness. This condition manifests as tightness, flakiness, and roughness of the skin.
The causes of dry skin can be attributed to both internal and external factors. Internally, dry skin may result from genetic predisposition, hormonal fluctuations, or certain medical ailments. Externally, exposure to harsh weather conditions, excessive bathing, usage of abrasive soaps, and contact with chemicals or irritants contribute to dry skin.
Treating dry skin typically involves a comprehensive approach that incorporates moisturization, gentle cleansing, and modifications in lifestyle habits. Additionally, the utilization of skin boosters and targeted dry skin treatments can be beneficial. Skin boosters are specialized products that deliver intensive hydration and nourishment to the skin, improving its overall condition and moisture retention.
In certain instances, prescription medications may be necessary to address underlying medical conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, which can exacerbate dry skin symptoms. If you experience persistent dry skin that fails to improve, it is crucial to consult with your healthcare provider for appropriate evaluation and guidance.
Precious Medical Centre
290 Orchard Road, #12-01 Paragon Medical
(Lobby E & F), Singapore 238859
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.
The schedule and availability of our GP doctors may change without prior notice. Last GP appointment on weekdays is 3:40pm please contact us for the updated schedule.