Dry Penis Skin: Basic Care

By: J Dugan


No guy wants to disrobe and find an unattractive dry penis skin situation going on, and no woman wants to be exposed to it, either. While dry penis skin is often just that - dry penis skin - and not a major penis health concern of serious proportions, it looks unappealing and off-putting. So when a guy finds his penis skin is far too dry for public exhibition, he needs to take steps to take care of it. Fortunately, basic care for dry penis skin is pretty common sense.

Why so dry?

Sometimes, dry penis skin results from common skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, and treating it may require some assistance from a dermatologist. Very often, however, dry penis skin is the result of what are commonly called environmental or lifestyle factors (as well as, in some cases, a genetic predisposition to dry skin). When these factors are responsible, it makes sense to make changes in certain areas to address the dry skin issue.

Among the reasons a man may have dry penis skin are:

- The air is simply too dry. When the humidity is too low, the air can draw moisture out of the skin, including the penis. This can happen any time of year. For example, in the summer, excess heat may be responsible for drying the skin. In the winter, heating units, central heating, fires, or space heaters can help reduce the moisture in the air. Also, many people spend a great deal of time with a fan blowing directly on them, which can de-hydrate the skin. (If sleeping in the nude, don’t point the fan directly at the penis!). Using a humidifier when the air is too dry can be beneficial, but be sure to clean it regularly.

- Showers are too long or too hot. This may seem counterintuitive, but showering or bathing for too long - or using water that is too hot - can actually dry out the skin. Why should adding water to the skin actually make it dryer? Simple. All that water (and soap) washes away the natural oils the body produces. It’s these oils that actually moisturize and hydrate the skin, and that lock water into place. Most guys avoid really hot water on their penis (thankfully), but a lot of guys do like to take nice long showers. And even if the water is not spraying directly on the penis, it still drips down and drains away the oils that the penis skin needs to remain attractive to partners.

- The cleanser is wrong. No guy likes to go around with a rank penis odor, so most men tend to practice proper hygiene and wash their members on a regular basis. Sometimes they even use a soap or cleanser with an added fragrance just to help disguise any fishy smells that may linger in the area. But often soaps, especially those with fragrances and chemicals, can be too harsh for the delicate skin of the penis. It can not only dry the skin out but also leave a rash. So using a milder soap is usually better.

- The detergent is also wrong. Same story applies to laundry detergent. Washing the tighty whiteys in a detergent that has too many chemicals can cause the chemicals to rub off on the penis and dry the skin out. Milder is better.

To care for dry penis skin, keep the air sufficiently moist, avoid long, hot showers and use gentle soaps and detergents.

One other major care tip for dry penis skin: Every day, apply a top rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) to the penis. The very best of these crèmes are going to contain a dual moisturizing combination, such as a high-end emollient (like Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). Together they can create a moisture lock to keep the skin well-hydrated. The best crème will also include vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid. Vitamin B5 is a vital nutrient that is required for cell metabolism and the maintenance of healthy tissue.

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Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common member health issues, tips on improving manhood sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy male organ. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.

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