Dry Skin Is a Thirsty Skin

Dry skin is a medical and cosmetic problem. It gets easily irritated, inflamed, flaky, vulnerable to allergic reactions and skin diseases. Dry skin can be a symptom of many diseases and it negatively affects the appearance. This article explains what causes dry skin, who is more likely to face this problem and what to do with it.

Theory

Dry skin can be caused by various factors both external and internal. It includes:

  • lack of lipids in the stratum corneum;
  • lack of moisturizers such as lactic acid, urea, salt, sugar;
  • violations of work of skin glands;
  • chronic diseases;
  • hypovitaminosis;
  • wrong choice of clothes and care measures;
  • frequent contact with hot water and chemicals. For example, frequent hand washing with disinfectants.

Dry skin can be a symptom of many diseases, such as hypothyroidism, liver inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis, and contact dermatitis. Dry skin can be easily traumatized and infected, creating an extra risk of complications.

Proper skin care is a powerful weapon to combat many diseases

The risk group includes elderly people and small children, patients after radiation therapy, employees of a certain type of professions.

Practice

People with dry skin should consult a doctor to find out the cause of the problem. Treatment will help to eliminate the cause or at least improve the condition. It is also important to take care of yourself on regular basis. Choose clothes and cosmetic products carefully; watch your diet; limit the frequency and duration of contacts with water; avoid hot water. Remember about the sun protection and humidification of air in the room. More details and recommendations can be found at the link above.

Winter is a challenge for people with dry skin. In cold weather, it’s very easy to dry the scalp. We offer tips about nutrition, which will help you maintain your skin moisturized all year long.

Yes, dry skin is unpleasant, but it is possible to live with it and enjoy your life. The main thing is to give it a little bit more attention and care than with any other type of skin.

Posted: March 28, 2018 by UVB-lamps Team 61
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