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Not drinking enough water gives you dry skin?
Everyone seems to think that drinking lots of water keeps your skin clear and hydrated. For most people, this is true. If your genes predispose you to dryness, eczema, or other conditions, or you regularly expose your skin to cold, wind, or water, or you use harsh cleansers, it will probably be dry. Even if you drink a gallon of water a day.

Sitting in hot bath water dehydrates the skin?
True, a quick tepid shower is best, using a nonsoap cleanser. When you step out, before you grab your towel, apply a body oil or a rich moisturizer to your damp skin; all moisturizers work better when skin is moist.

Which is better: cream, oil, or lotion?
The best way to treat dry skin is to seal in moisture by forming a protective layer over it. In order of effectiveness: oils, creams, and lotions. The difference between a cream and a lotion is the oil-to-water ratio, creams have more oil than water, and lotions have less.


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