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How do environmental factors affect dry skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

The environment can play a strong role in promoting dry skin. Cold and less humid climates pull water out of the uppermost layers of skin, leaving behind a dry, chapped surface. Even air-conditioning and wind can wick away moisture from skin.

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