When your skin becomes so dry, it becomes itchy, rough and may become scaly and appear wrinkled.The new skin cells are constantly forming the junction between the epidermis and the dermis. These skins slowly rise to the outer skin layer.The dead skin (dry skin) are shed while new one emerge to take their place
Causes of Dry Skin
Frequent bathing in overheated hot water.
Exposure to soap and other harsh cleaners.
Exposure to the sun
Dry and windy climate
Hormone changes, for example, the drop in estrogen that follows menopause
Herbalist recommends taking gamma linoleic acid GLA a fatty acid from borage oil, black currant and prime rose to help with health growth in hair, skin, and nails.Body lotions containing aloe vera helps restore skin moisture
Beta carotene(Precursor of vitamin A) and vitamin C, E, and D contribute to healthy skin.You can also apply a thin film of vitamin E or wheat germ oil to the skin as a moisturizer
Caring for your skin diligently is the key to healthy skin
When in sun, apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.If the sunscreen irritates your skin, you may be sensitive to ingredients ask your dermatologist to recommend a product
In winter, use a humidifier and set the thermostat at 68 or 70F. In summer, avoid excessive use of air condition which dries the air
Use moisturizer containing urea on your face and body after each wash
Avoid astringent and skin toners except they are formulated for dry skin
Take shorter showers and moisturize your skin immediately after showering when your skin is still moist.
Exercise regularly to increase the flow of blood
If you smoke, you need to stop because smoking reduces the flow of blood in the skin
In winter, set the thermometer at 68 or 70 Farenhights (20 or 21 Centigrade)