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The First Thing You Should Do If You Have Very Dry Skin

The First Thing You Should Do If You Have Very Dry Skin

The First Thing You Should Do If You Have Very Dry Skin 7/20/2016 0 Comments Dry skin is a problem many of us will encounter over our lifetimes, especially if we live in dry climates or areas that see very dry, cold winters. Dry skin is not a life-threatening condition, but it is uncomfortable and can be treated. Solving dry skin issues is easy, read on! Picture First off, take a look at your bathing habits. Your bathing routine could be the source of dry skin. But how could that be, isn’t water moisturizing my skin while I bath? That is a common misconception, and one we want to dispel. Very hot showers can cause the natural moisture in your skin to evaporate leaving your skin very dry. Most people love long, hot, steamy showers especially when it is cold outside, but that doesn’t serve our skin well Next, check the products you are using. Products are a common culprit for dry skin. Harsh soaps, lotions, detergents, and fabric softeners can all irritate your skin and strip it of moisture. Make sure to bath with soap that is fragrance free, and don't contain harsh ingredients. When drying off, think about the type of laundry detergent and softener being used. Ingredients found in detergents can often irritate skin. Look for products without fragrance or dye. When you dry off, pat yourself dry rather than rub. But don’t dry off completely! It is best to put moisturizer on at this time, right when your skin is a little damp. Your bathing routine is a source for many of the common causes of dry skin. The good thing is that it’s easy to fix your routine in order to avoid dry skin! By following some of the steps we listed above, you can shower and help reduce your chances of leaving the bathroom with dry skin. There are plenty of other causes of dry skin besides showering. These include sun exposure, heat, climate, and health conditions like diabetes. If you find after a few weeks of changing your bathing routine that you are still suffering from dry skin, try to identify one of these other causes and see how you can treat it. If you suffer from eczema and have dry skin it must be taken care of or it can lead to infections. If dry skin is becoming unbearable, make an appointment to see your doctor or dermatologist. For more information or to order Dr. Hess skin products online, visit The Dr Hess website or stop by a local Walmart or many of our retailers that carry our product. Sign up for our “Yes To Hess! Club” and receive promotions and specials. You might even be asked to be part of our market research club. Written by MARKIT Group, a proud member of the Dr. Hess herd.

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HOW DIABETICS CAN TREAT DRY SKIN

For diabetics, skin issues are just another headache to deal with. The last thing you need is to be worrying about itchy skin, blisters, fungal and bacterial infections, or dry skin. But the truth is, these are the issues those with diabetes have to face. For those suffering from dry skin, there are many ways to help treat it. Diabetes dry skin is a problem that occurs due to many factors. The main one is controlling your diabetes. If your blood sugar spikes, that means you should watch out for skin issues. Keeping your blood glucose levels under control by eating healthy and exercising is the most important thing you can do. Another cause of dry skin is diabetic nerve damage. If nerves that control the release of sweat to the skin are damaged, then that skin won’t be naturally moisturized and can become dry. It is difficult to tell when this occurs because many areas of the body sweat. A good idea is to moisturize to ensure all areas of the skin are hydrated. Using our Dr. Hess Diabetic Care Cream will help provide quick relief to your dry skin. For those with diabetes dry skin is an issue that can be relieved with over the counter solutions and at-home remedies. One tip is to keep away from long, hot showers. It probably feels nice to stand in the shower and clean off, but a shower that is too long or too hot can actually dry out your skin. Deodorants and scented cleansers can hurt sensitive skin, so it may be best to avoid them. Talcum powder is good to spread on moist areas like the toes, groin, and armpits, as it will keep your skin clean and dry, but not too dry though. “Moos” Flash! If you or someone who you know is a diabetes dry skin sufferer, visit Drhess.com for udderly amazing promotions and coupons on diabetic lotion. A little cow (yes, some are little) told me that Dr. Hess is looking for wholesale partners. Perfect way to get your product on the shelves in your local market! Visit www.drhess.com for more information. Dr. Hess Udder Ointment is not called udder lotion or udder cream. It’s call Udder Ointment. This is no perfumed-hello-ladies-Sunday-finest. This is hard-working, get-it-done, we-ain’t-foolin’-around ointment, originally used to keep cow udders healthy. Invented by renowned veterinarian, Dr. Gilbert Hess, in 1893 in Ashland, Ohio. Used by farmers, appropriated by their wives. Because nothing worked better on cracked hands, feet, eczema, and psoriasis. Now that’s what we call Farm-Strong. For more information on Dr. Hess visit www.drhess.com. Written by MARKIT Group, a proud member of the Dr. Hess herd.

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5 Generations of Dr Hess Happiness

I received this incredible testimonial last night...Thank you William! "Today we visited with my 90 year old grandmother to introduce her to her Great, Great Grand Daughter. 5 Generations in one room, it was very exciting to say the least. I have not seen my grandmother that excited in a long time. Which brings me to why I am writing this comment. The last time I had seen her even remotely excited was a few weeks ago when I stopped into visit her with her very own jar of Dr Hess Udder Ointment. She did not believe it was what it said it was since she had not seen any in nearly 20 years.. She immediately opened it up, to a good strong whiff of if it and began using it. I remember her smiling up at me and telling me how my grandfather would say that the Hess and Clark udder ointment could cure any skin problem. It had to be Hess and Clark he would say. I think I am the only family member that has any of the original formula Hess and Clark Udder Ointment. (Probably 2 oz left ) Well, while we where visiting today, the baby needed a diaper change and during the process my daughter whipped out her 4 oz tube of Dr Hess udder ointment for baby butts. My grandmother sees the udder ointment and asks if I can get her 2 more jars because she had given her jar away to my cousin. So we left her with the tube of udder ointment (for baby butts) to use till I can get a jar or two down to her. My grandfather always bought it by the case for the family, a few weeks ago I became a grandfather and would like to the same. Maybe we can keep it in the family for 5 more generations?" William, New York, Sept 29, 2014

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