The healing power of dry skin. What is it? What skincare regimen can you live by that will not forsake you, nor lead you astray?
Dry Skin Facts
What is Dry skin? Dry skin is a very common skin condition characterized by a lack of the appropriate amount of water in the most superficial layer of the skin, the epidermis. While dry skin tends to affect males and females equally, older individuals are typically much more prone to dry skin. The skin in elderly people tend to have diminished amounts of natural skin oils and lubricants. Areas such as the arms, hands, and particularly lower legs tend to be more affected by dry skin.
What causes dry skin? There is no single cause of dry skin. Dry skin causes can be classified as external and internal. External factors are the most common underlying cause and are the easiest to address. External factors include cold temperatures and low humidity, especially during the winter months. Internal factors include overall health, age, genetics, family history, and a personal history of other medical conditions. Environmental factors, such as humidity and temperature also have a profound effect on the amount of water retained within the skin. Frequent hand-washing and sanitizing can also cause dryness to your skin.
Dry Skin Issues
The key symptom of dry skin is itching. People who have dry skin can often find rough, dry, red patches on their skin, and these patches are typically uncomfortable and itchy. The areas of skin that are generally affected include arms, hands, lower legs, abdomen, and areas of friction such as ankles and soles.
Symptoms and signs:
- Rough dry skin
- Red plaques of eczematous skin (eczema)
The to Live-by Treatment for Dry Skin
The best treatment for dry skin is daily moisturizer. Because most dry skin is due to external causes, external treatments and lotions can be applied and effectively control the skin problem.
Once other causes of dry skin have been ruled out, the main goals of treatments are to stop the itching, prevent loss of water, and restore skinS hydration. Gently wash your skin, then rinse with plenty of warm water. Don't use hot water because it removes the natural oils from your face faster. Try exfoliating once a week to get rid of flaky skin cells. It will make your skin look clearer and more even. Use light moisturizing lotions for mild dry skin, and a highly moisturizing products (that characteristically do not flow out of the jar when inverted) for severe dry skin. Dry skin can be improved by applying our Grapefruit and Coconut Water Daily Skin Moisturizing Kit. Which is formulated for even the driest skin types with hydrating pink grapefruit essential oil, coconut water, watermelon seed oil and blood orange extracts!