Correct application in case of dry skin
The idea that applying moisturizers and emollients makes the skin ‘lazy’, causing it to produce even less lipids was soundly disproven long ago.
Nevertheless, the amount of cream used is often insufficient which means that there is only limited improvement of the skin condition and very dry skin is not significantly reduced.
Ideally, the entire body was to be provided with creams or lotions all the time, but if at least the most affected skin areas re moisturised regularly, then much is already accomplished.
In this context, itching can be a very reliable measure of whether or not the skin is moisturized properly.
Skin becomes itchier particularly when creams are being applied in inadequate amounts or not often enough.
It is also important to apply cream at least twice per day as the skin can only absorb a limited amount of lipids at a time.
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