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Dry Skin (Xerosis)

Dry skin (Xerosis) is a very common skin condition. However, patients struggle to find effective treatments. We understand the frustration of dealing with dry skin. At the Trillium Clinic, our solutions are designed to address dry skin at its cause, helping your skin heal and giving you the clear, healthy itch-free skin you desire. Begin your advanced dry skin treatments today, and say goodbye to the persistent itch of dry skin.

What is Xerosis


Dry skin may feel tight, rough, or uncomfortable. It may appear dull or ashy and can sometimes become red or irritated. In severe cases, cracks or fissures may develop, causing pain or bleeding. Itching is also a common symptom associated with dry skin.

What Causes Xerosis

Dry skin can be caused by various factors, including environmental conditions, such as low humidity or cold weather, which can strip the skin of moisture. Frequent bathing or showering with hot water, using harsh soaps or detergents, and prolonged exposure to air conditioning or heating can also contribute to dryness. Certain medical conditions, like eczema or hypothyroidism, can cause or worsen dry skin.

How is Xerosis treated?

  1. Moisturization: The primary treatment for dry skin is moisturizing the skin regularly. Using a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer can help trap moisture in the skin and restore its natural hydration. Moisturizers should be applied immediately after bathing or showering to lock in moisture.

  2. Avoiding harsh products: Harsh soaps, cleansers, or products containing alcohol can further dry out the skin. Opting for mild, fragrance-free cleansers and avoiding excessive scrubbing can help maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

  3. Hydration: Drinking an adequate amount of water helps hydrate the body from within, which can have a positive impact on the skin’s moisture levels.

  4. Humidification: Using a humidifier in dry indoor environments can help add moisture to the air, benefiting the skin’s hydration.

  5. Protective measures: Protecting the skin from extreme temperatures, wind, and harsh weather conditions by wearing appropriate clothing, including hats and gloves, can help prevent excessive drying.

Embark on your journey to radiant skin

If dry skin persists despite these measures or if it becomes severely irritated, itchy, or painful, make an appointment here to see one of the providers at the Trillium Clinic in Chapel Hill. They can provide a further evaluation and determine if an underlying condition is contributing to the dryness. At the conclusion of the evaluation, they will recommend additional treatments or interventions to alleviate symptoms and improve skin hydration. We are currently taking new patients from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, Mebane, Durham, Burlington, Cary, and surrounding cities, who suffer from dry skin, call us today and stop suffering from itchy, flaky skin.

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