Advertisement

I take long, hot showers and I have dry skin. What am I doing wrong?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils. Try taking a warm (not hot) shower for less than 15 minutes.

Continue Learning about Skin Disorders

The Link Between Atopic Dermatitis and Food Allergies
The Link Between Atopic Dermatitis and Food Allergies
Atopic dermatitis, also referred to as AD or eczema, is a chronic skin condition characterized by red, irritated and itchy patches of skin. While ther...
Read More
What makes the skin on my hand get hot, thicken and peel every few months?
Anthony L. Komaroff, MDAnthony L. Komaroff, MD
Many factors can make the skin of one or both hands become irritated and then thicken, and then begi...
More Answers
What’s On My Skin? 8 Common Bumps, Lumps and Growths
What’s On My Skin? 8 Common Bumps, Lumps and GrowthsWhat’s On My Skin? 8 Common Bumps, Lumps and GrowthsWhat’s On My Skin? 8 Common Bumps, Lumps and GrowthsWhat’s On My Skin? 8 Common Bumps, Lumps and Growths
From acne to hives, get the lowdown on your peskiest skin issues. 
Start Slideshow
How Can Exfoliating My Skin Keep It Healthy?
How Can Exfoliating My Skin Keep It Healthy?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.