Solutions to Dry Skin for the Coming Winter

Solutions to Dry Skin for the Coming Winter 1024 538 Community Clinical Pharmacy

Compounded and customized treatments may be just what you need to beat even the driest of skin.

While some days the sun blazes so hot that it’s hard to tell, we are officially coming upon winter. The new season brings shorter days, boots and scarves, and pumpkin-flavored everything. It also brings incredibly, fantastically chapped lips and dry skin. COVID-19 may curb some of the Arizona-winter experience this year, but the dry cold leaves us as ashy as ever. So what do we do when, even as we type blogs about winter, each keystroke makes the dry, cracked skin under our fingernails bleed?

We moisturize, of course! And to get the best bang for our buck, we go with pharmaceutical-grade products compounded just for us by people who not only know what they’re doing, but also know what we’re going through.

Options for Better and Healthier Skin

What person isn’t just a little bit relieved that face masks are mandatory when they look in the mirror and see flakes falling from their chapped lips? And did you know that some lip balms only make your lips drier as they evaporate? It can be a vicious cycle. One solution is to get a compounded lip balm that has active ingredients to actually fight dryness rather than slapping on a film of moisture as a temporary relief. We make lip balms or gels that have combinations of Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Lipoic Acid, Hydrocortisone, and sunscreen elements to help heal and soothe the thin, sensitive skin as well as bring moisture to the area.

Or maybe your problem area is a little farther north. Maybe you look stunning in your black sweater or that little black dress or that black blouse with the neckline that shows off your collarbone, but all dark items of clothing are off-limits because of the personal snowstorm of dry skin shedding from your scalp. We’ve all been there, but that doesn’t mean we have to suffer through it. We make a prescription-strength Salicylic Acid Scalp Lotion to help fight the dandruff and moisturize the area. 

Then again, dry, ashy skin isn’t usually limited to just one area. Sometimes a leg or arm can look more like a map of the Sahara than a human limb. Sometimes a heel is so cracked and hard the soles of our shoes seem soft by comparison. For ultra-moisture and to relieve the build-up of dead skin cells, we compound various strengths of Urea Gel and Urea lotion. We can even put the Urea in Pracasil which, yes, locks in moisture, but as an added benefit also works to reduce the appearance of scars.

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Compounded Solutions from Community Clinical

The last thing we need as we close out 2020 is dry, cracked, ashy, scaly, flaky skin. Give us a call to ask about what we can do for you to provide some comfort this coming winter.


We typically see...


Lipoic Acid 1%/Vitamin E 3%/Aloe Vera Lip Gel


Shea Butter/Aloe Vera Lip Balm with Sunscreen


Hydrocortisone 1% Lip Balm

DRY SCALP (dandruff)

Salicylic Acid 1.8% Scalp Lotion

DRY SCALP (scalp eczema)

Betamethasone Valerate 0.12% Scalp Solution


Hydrocortisone 1%/Menthol 0.5% Scalp Solution


Urea 20% in PracaSil Gel


Urea 10%/Sodium Hyaluronate in PracaSil Gel


Coconut Oil/Shea Butter/Vitamin E Lotion Bar​

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As the East Valley’s trusted hormone & compounding experts, we are happy to provide referrals to prescribers that specialize in dermatology and other treatments for specific conditions.

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About Our Expert Consultant

Hormone specialist and pharmacist, Sharzad Green received her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Arizona in 1990 and has had the privilege of serving patients and providers across Arizona since then. The focus of her practice changed in the late 1990s after her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She began to learn more about integrative medicine and has offered her services in the following areas for the past 21 years:

  • Menopause, PMS, PCOS, and Andropause, using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Adrenal fatigue syndrome
  • Nutritional supplementation

“I believe in building a trusting relationship with other healthcare providers and helping their patients achieve optimal health.”

Feel free to contact Dr. Green through (480) 969-0600 or reach her online if you have any questions or if you or your physician would like to meet. We look forward getting you the relief you need with the right treatment. Medication is not one-size-fits-all.

When in doubt, contact one of our knowledgeable pharmacists at Community Clinical Pharmacy. We are here to offer you solutions and assist you in making informed decisions about your health. Contact us with comments, questions, or pharmacy related topics you’d like to know more about. And, as always, stay healthy!



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