5 Tips for Dry Skin on your Face
10 Natural Dry-Skin Remedies to DIY | Everyday Health Your doctor is likely to conduct a physical exam and ask about your medical skin, including when your dry skin started, what factors make it better or worse, your bathing habits, your diet, and how you care for your skin. Your doctor may suggest certain diagnostic tests to check whether your dry skin is the result of an underlying medical condition, such as an underactive thyroid hypothyroidism. In most cases, dry skin responds well to lifestyle measures, such as using moisturizers and avoiding long, hot showers and baths. If you have very dry and scaly skin, your doctor may recommend put use an over-the-counter nonprescription cream that contains lactic acid or lactic acid and urea.