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Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?
Possible reasons for the dry itch
-- Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Finding that your skin is itchy, flaky and just plain dry?

The American Academy of Dermatology explains the phenomenon:

  • If you're over 40. Skin typically thins and gets dryer as you age.
  • If you live in the desert or a similarly dry climate.
  • If you have a skin condition, such as eczema or psoriasis.
  • If you have a job that frequently exposes your hands to water, such as a hair stylist or nurse.
  • If you spend lots of time swimming in a pool, which typically has high amounts of drying chlorine.
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