Your skin requires moisture to remain smooth and supple. As you age, you might find it challenging to retain this moisture, resulting in dry, rough, itchy, or flaky skin. We recognize that your skin is unique, and factors such as climate, lifestyle, and age can contribute to varying skin dryness. If you find yourself in Delray Beach, FL, Feinstein Dermatology is your trusted destination for diagnosing and treating dry skin. Our team offers personalized treatments to replenish moisture, alleviate discomfort, and restore your skin’s natural radiance.

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Anyone can get dry skin, though certain risk factors make dry skin more likely. Age is a significant factor, but other determinative factors include climate, underlying skin disease, daily skincare regimen, time spent in swimming pools, and more.

It is important to note that even daily activities such as bathing can sap the skin of its moisture while also removing the oil layer that helps keep it in place. As such, moisturizing treatments become increasingly necessary the older you get.

Treatment Options

If you exhibit the signs of dry skin, your first step is to seek an assessment and diagnosis from one of our board-certified dermatologists. Our practice offers a range of treatment options for dry skin, which can include topical medications, skincare, and a new injectable designed to add hydration directly into the skin, Skinvive. Often, the best way to address dry skin is simply with lifestyle changes, such as wearing gloves when washing dishes or using moisturizing lotion more regularly.

Tips for Managing

To avoid your skin drying out, consider using warm as opposed to hot water any time you shower or bathe. Switching to a gentler soap may also help preserve your naturally moisturizing oils. We also recommend covering your skin, including your face, outdoors in cold winter.

Meet Our Board-Certified Dermatology Team

At Feinstein Dermatology in Delray Beach, FL, our commitment is patient satisfaction and loyalty. We are defining the new standard in customer experience and outcomes, striving to lead by example for others to follow. With a dedicated patient base of over thirty-five thousand (35,000) individuals who have entrusted us with their dermatological and cosmetic needs, we have earned our reputation as a leading provider in the field.

Our team comprises dedicated professionals, including board-certified dermatologists, a board-certified Mohs surgeon, and a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. We invite you to experience the exceptional care and dedication that defines Feinstein Dermatology.


Meet Your Providers


Brian Feinstein, D.O., FAAD

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Thomas Cahn, M.D., FAAD

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Lawrence Enisman, M.D., FACS

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Meredith Hancock, M.D., FAAD

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Robb Wilentz, M.D.

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Nathalie Allison-Fecteau, PA-C

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Nicole Fernandez

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Dry Skin

The signs and symptoms of dry skin are: rough, scaly, or flaking skin, itching, gray, ashy skin in people with dark skin, cracks in the skin, chapped or cracked lips. When dry skin cracks, germs can get in through the skin. Once inside, germs can cause an infection. Red, sore spots on the skin may be an early sign of an infection.

Yes, certain lifestyle habits can exacerbate dry skin. These may include prolonged exposure to dry or windy weather, frequent bathing or swimming in chlorinated water, using harsh soaps or detergents, and smoking. Additionally, excessive caffeine or alcohol consumption and a diet lacking in essential fatty acids can contribute to dry skin.

Skincare products containing moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, ceramides, and natural oils (such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter) can help hydrate and nourish dry skin. Additionally, products labeled as “fragrance-free” or “hypoallergenic” are often gentler and less likely to irritate sensitive, dry skin.

If you experience persistent or severe dry skin that does not improve with over-the-counter moisturizers and home remedies, it’s advisable to consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Feinstein. He can assess your skin condition, identify underlying causes, and recommend appropriate treatment options, such as prescription-strength moisturizers or topical medications.

Feel Good About Your Skin

At Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, we’re more than just skincare experts in the heart of the Palm Beaches – we’re your partners in feeling good about your skin, for life. Our commitment is to help you embrace your skin’s natural beauty and maintain a healthy, confident glow. We understand that your skin reflects your well-being, and we’re dedicated to making you feel comfortable in your own skin. Don’t wait to take that first step towards your skincare journey – schedule a consultation for dry skin treatment at our office in Delray Beach, FL today at (561) 498-4407, and let us be the dermatologists who are there for you, every step of the way.