Whats up all,
Sorry if I shouldn't post this in this forum section, I wasn't sure where to put it.
Does too much skin moisturizing lotion cause skin to permenantly dry out?
The reason I'm asking is because my Mom has been applying lotion to her arms hands and legs for over 40 years on a daily basis, sometimes twice a day. Her skin is very wrinkly and "thin" looking. I have been searching all around the internet trying to find answers and it seems as if there have been no studies done to determine whether or not applying lotion for a extended period of time causes the skin to permanently dry out or IMO possibly cause your body to stop producing oils to naturally moisturize the skin.
My mother has gone to several dermatologists and doctors over the last 3-5 years (this is when it started occurring) however none of these specialists asked her about over moisturizing. I'm hoping that someone on here has some incite on the matter or can help guide me in the right direction to find some answers.
Thanks a lot everyone, I wasn't sure where to turn for help and you guys seem to always be able to find the answers, any help is greatly appreciated as this is something that is very embarrassing for her, she hates wearing short sleeve shirts and she gets skin tears on a regular basis from just brushing up against doors etc with little to no force, this causes a ugly bruise/skin spot on her.