Water and Your Skin NYC - (212) 644-6454 - New York, NY


  •  New York Dermatology 30 East 60th Street (Park/Madison) 8th Floor Suite 805 New York, NY
  • The following are some guidelines to follow when it comes to water and dry skin: Water temperature should be tepid -- hot water takes more oils away than cool water
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  • When drying off, pat the skin dry with a towel until the skin is not dripping - do not rub the skin vigorously. 
  • Plain water that comes in contact with skin evaporates and takes with it many of the skin's natural oils called natural moisturizing factor (NMF). 
  • If you need soap, use one of the recommended soaps for dry skin that contain emollients and actually replace the skin's natural oils. 
  • You would think that putting water on the skin would moisturize it more, but the opposite is true.
  • For specific medical information or individual treatment recommendations you need to be seen by a dermatologist in person. If you would like to be seen as a patient by Dr. Rothfeld, 
  • please phone 
  • 212.644.6454
  • for an appointment.
  • Please be advised that I cannot respond to medical questions via email. 
  • All medical questions require that you be seen in person by a board-certified dermatologist
  • 212.644.6454