How can men avoid skin dryness without having to use a lotion?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A doctor usually recommends the following steps to help men avoid dry skin:
  • Drink plenty of water and other sugar-free beverages.
  • Use a mild soap which won't strip healthy oils from the skin. 
  • Bathe with warm water. Hot water removes oils, too. 
  • Avoid skin-care products containing alcohol or fragrances. 
  • Use a humidifier at home and in the workplace, if possible. 
If you're a man with dry skin, change your razor after every half dozen or so shaves. Dull razors irritate dry skin.

Talk with your dermatologist about strategies for preventing dry skin. 

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