Dry Skin Problem? Don’t be Affraid Here Is The Solution

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Dry Skin Problem? Don’t be Affraid Here Is The Solution

Understanding dry skin
Normal, healthy skin is coated in a thin layer of natural lipids, or fatty substances. They keep in moisture, leaving the skin soft.Reducing this oily layer on your skin causes dryness.
Dry skin can sometimes lead to dermatitis ,swelling, and infection. As most causes of dry skin are external, most treatments for skin are external. With careful skin care, you can usually solve the problem.

Dry Skin
Misusing moisturiser
Do not apply moisturiser on dry skin, when it's least likely to help, use it when your skin is still damp. That way, the moisturiser is trapping the moisture still on your skin.
The moisturiser must also be thick and greasy so that it seal in the moisture needed for good dry skin care.

Dry air
During winter season dry air is the most common cause of dry skin.It draws the moisture out of the skin.
The heat of the sun also dries out skin by reducing its natural oil levels.
Long, hot water baths
Prolonged exposure to hot water bath can wash away the natural oils that protect your skin.Also swimming in a heavily chlorinated pool can also cause dryness of skin.
Use lukewarm water rather than hot.
Pat your body dry with a towel and put on a moisturiser within 3 min.
Soap
Soap can quickly strip away your skin's protective oils.Use aqueous cream as soap for dry skin.
Itchy clothing
Dry skin is especially sensitive to contact irritants.
Medication
A number of medicines have the side effect of drying out the skin.
Medical conditions
1.Age - Dry skin often develops when people get older, especially in women. Changes in hormone levels can cause dry skin as we age.
2.Skin conditions - like eczema and psoriasis. Dry, flaky skin is the hallmark symptom of two common skin diseases: atopic dermatitis(eczema) and psoriasis. While they usually need direct treatment, careful use of moisturisers often helps.
3.Diabetes - Poorly controlled blood glucose levels can lead to dehydration, and that dries the skin out.
4.Hypothyroidism - Low levels of thyroid hormone can reduce the amount of oil produced by your skin. As a result, skin becomes dry and rough.
5.Malnutrition - Not getting the nutrients you need can leave your skin dried out. One possible cause is an eating disorder.
Getting help for dry, itchy skin
Drink 4-5 lit water every day.
Apply thick moisturiser immediately within 3 min after bath.
Keep your skin away from excessive heat and excessive cold.
Still having problem, get your doctor’s advice