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45 ways you can help your skin

A healthy skincare routine
Myths and misconceptions
Dry skin
Helpful lifestyle tips
Children with dry skin
There usually isn’t just one root cause of dry skin – it can often be caused by a lot of factors coming together.
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The symptoms of dry skin can look different depending on your skin type. If you’re worried about your skin, talk to a GP or pharmacist who’ll be able to give more specific advice.
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Some people find that dry skin can have a significant impact on their lives: having people to turn to for support can be valuable. This might be a friend, family member, online forum or a professional organisation.
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Try to treat your dry skin early, as it can make your treatment that much more effective.
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To help dry skin, you might like to use special enhanced emollients that include ingredients which help soothe it.
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If you have a dry scalp, try changing your shampoo to a soap substitute that’s specially formulated and doesn’t include fragrances.
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Many people find that their hands are particularly prone to dry skin: using a soap substitute to wash your hands and then applying an emollient or hand cream can often help.
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A good routine is a complete routine: it needs to include an emollient and soap substitute.
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You can build your skincare routine into your day – you might find that moisturising at the same times every day can help you stick to it.
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