Xerosis is abnormally dry skin. It is commonly found among the elderly and is typically worse during winter when the air is lacking in humidity. Symptoms of xerosis are dry, itchy, scaly skin on the arms and legs; skin that feels tight after bathing; white flaky, finely cracked and/or pink irritated skin.
You don't have to trade your dry, wrinkled skin for red, irritated skin. Archipelago Botanicals Milk Lotion - Soy uses gentle, soothing extracts, antioxidants and vitamins instead of harsh chemicals or acids to repair and renew the skin on the body. Atopalm Moisturizing Body Lotion is another product to consider to restore your skin's natural moisture barrier by mimicking the body’s natural lipids.
Aside from oil-based moisturizers and other topical treatments, xerosis can be remedied by doing the following: taking shorter showers or baths with lukewarm water; using cleansers that are free of dyes, fragrances or alcohol, such as Avene Tolerance Extreme Cleansing Lotion; staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water; and using a sunscreen when going outside, such as Elta MD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40.