As you age, you may notice that the skin on your hands becomes drier, resulting in redness, peeling, and cracking. Painfully dry skin can make even the most straightforward tasks challenging, and even the most heavy-duty hand cream does not seem to help.
Severely dry skin tends to be seasonal, affecting many in the winter months. Symptoms include rough, flaky, or scaly skin, redness, and itchiness. More severe symptoms include cracking and bleeding. The sun, wind, and other elements take its toll on our skin over the years, causing it to become more susceptible to drier air.
The best treatment is prevention. Though dry skin may be unavoidable, it is essential to be conscious of how you are treating your hands during the colder months. Avoid over-washing your hands, and use a thick hand cream or lotion several times a day. If your job requires frequent hand washing, wear latex or vinyl gloves to protect your skin better.
If your hands are causing you discomfort, schedule an appointment at our Englewood dermatology center to meet with a specialist. Our experts at Colorado Skin Care will help you find the best treatment option and ensure there is not an underlying condition associated with the dryness.
In the United States alone, more than one million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. In a culture where tan is beautiful, and a beach is the ultimate relaxing getaway, it’s especially important to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays. At Colorado Skin Care, we provide skin exams for our patients so we can quickly and accurately identify any irregularities as soon as they come up. We are all told that annual dentist and doctor appointments are essential to our health, but you should also have your skin checked regularly as well.
A regular skin screening is one of the best ways to prevent the threat of disease. Our skin specialists will help you identify any new and irregular moles, spots, and more. Dermatologists are trained to recognize signs of all three primary forms of skin cancer: melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Even if you slather yourself with sunscreen every day, getting your skin checked could end up saving your life.
When skin cancer is caught early enough, there is a 98% chance that it can be cured. Visit our Englewood dermatology center today to schedule your skin exam with one of our specialists. Give us a call at (303) 740-4883 or fill out the email form on our contact page.