Dry skin patches

Dry skin patches are a common occurrence for many people and are definitely one of the more common skin conditions that people are likely to be affected with sometime during their life. Dry skin patches have a wrinkly appearance and show up in patches on various body parts. Most commonly they can be found either on the elbows or knees but sometimes they also show up on your feet or face as well.

Effects of Dry Skin Patches
It is very important to make sure that you treat the dry skin patches quickly as they can worsen if you do not. By ignoring them it can cause the area to become thick and this will lead to the skin cracking and getting scaly. The wrinkles will also become much more apparent if not treated properly.

As a result of dry skin patches you may be limited to what summer clothes you could wear and you may not be entirely happy with your image. If you ever get dry skin patches it would be very helpful to know the proper treatment techniques so you can take care of the conditon immediately. You may also want to read up on the possible ways to prevent the condition from developing in the first place as well.

Once the condition begins to develop the patches should be dominantly on your elbows or knees. These sections will also be more wrinkled than any other sections of your body that are affected by dry skin patches. The reason for this is that the knees and elbows are being bent and stretched quite frequently throughout the day and this thickens the dry skin patches and makes them worse.

Treating Dry Skin Patches
There are different ways to treat dry skin patches and if you notice you have more wrinkled patches on your knees and elbows then you will want to put extra care into treating those areas. To treat dry skin patches you could try using bands (such as the bands from an old pair of socks) on your knees and elbows.

You will want to put Vaseline or a type of body cream on the socks as well so that there is enough moisture to supply the dry skin patch. Alternatively you could just put the Vaseline or body cream on the dry skin patch and then put the sock over it. You may also want to leave it in place overnight. It may look funny having a sock on your elbows and knees but it definitely can help a lot.

Another option to treat dry skin patches would be to use exfoliating scrub every time you take a shower. Even if you are not having a shower on a certain day you could just use the scrub on the dried area while hovering over the sink. Make sure you find a good scrub to use each day that will be effective on the dry skin patches. A loofah is a good example of a reliable scrub for daily use.

It is also important to make sure that you put cream on the dry skin patches each night if you want to get the best results possible. The idea is to not let the affected area get any worse and to do this you will have to keep it moisturized as the main problem is that the skin is drying out. If you ignore it for long enough it will just get much worse, look worse, and will feel worse too.

If you continue to follow treatment methods for dry skin patches and are having poor results then you will want to visit your doctor. If you are not able to find a responsive treatment method for your dry skin patches there is definitely a good chance that he or she will be able to recommend a method or possibly prescribe something to treat your skin.

Last updated on Aug 25th, 2011 and filed under Skin Care. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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