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What should I do if my skin is dry and moisturizers don't seem to work?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

If your skin is noticeably dry and flaky, you may want to try exfoliating before you apply your moisturizer. Exfoliation removes excess dead skin cells and allows moisturizers to reach the troubled areas of your epidermis. However, exfoliation is an extremely harsh process and should never be done more than once a week.

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