How To Deal With Very Dry Foot Skin?
I want to ask, my skin is very dry and there are a lot of scars on my legs
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Does the scar appear because you often scratch your feet? Do you mean new scars (scabs / scabs) or old scars (such as hypertrophic, atrophic, or keloid) scars?
Human skin has oil glands that function to maintain skin moisture. Certain skin areas in the body have fewer oil glands (for example skin in the leg area), while other areas have more oil glands (eg face, scalp, back, chest). If the production of oil glands is too little for one reason or another, the skin can become dry and chapped. The causes of the production of oil glands to be few include:
air / weather with low humidity poor skin care bathing too often or bathing with hot water aging certain diseases (for example atopic eczema) The following are some things you can do to deal with dry skin:
drink enough fluids every day (at least 2-3 liters a day) do not bathe too often (a maximum of 2 times a day is enough, or if your skin is very dry, bathing once a day is enough) do not take too long and do not use hot water for bathing use a gentle and high moisturizing bath soap, avoid using antiseptic soaps that can dry the skin dry the body by gently stroking the towel on the skin (don't rub it roughly) use a skin moisturizer immediately after you shower, you should choose a skin moisturizer that does not contain fragrance You can also use skin moisturizers as often as possible if the skin feels dry avoid scratching the skin use an air humidifier, especially if you use air conditioning or if you use heating (if you live in a 4-season country) If your scars are new scars (scab), the scar will disappear by itself in some Sunday. Sometimes a change in skin color becomes darker after the scab is released, this skin discoloration can disappear longer, for months to years. You can consult a dermatologist if you really want to get rid of the blackish color on the skin faster. If your scars are old scars (in the form of hypertrophic, atrophic, or keloid scars), then you should consult a dermatologist to be able to get rid of these types of scars.
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