Very dry skin is a common problem that affects many people. Although it is usually temporary and can be easily treated with a variety of home solutions, it is important to understand the root causes and how best to prevent it.
In this article, we are going to look at the main causes of dry skin and the best solutions.
Causes of skin dryness
There are several common causes of dry skin. One of the main reasons is exposure to dry or hot environments, such as air conditioning or central heating. These environments can cause excessive moisture loss from the skin, leading to intense skin dryness, which is often the reason your skin is often drier in the winter.
Additionally, some cosmetic products such as overly harsh cleansers or overly abrasive exfoliants can also cause dry skin as they damage the protective outer layer of the skin. Other factors like natural aging and frequent use of antibiotics are also known to cause intense skin dryness.
Symptoms of dry skin
Symptoms of dry skin usually include a general feeling of tightness or itching over the affected area, as well as additional redness and roughness over the affected area. The affected area may also have fine cracks which usually cause a painful sensation when touched.
Plaques are sometimes visible on very dry areas, especially on the elbows and knees. Finally, some people with intense skin dryness may experience intense itching at times or maintain this feeling for several days or even weeks without any significant relief. This can sometimes deviate into certain pathologies such as Eczema.
Solutions to treat the problem of dry to very dry skin
Fortunately, there are a number of products available on the market that you can use to relieve your dry skin condition without the need to visit a dermatologist or other qualified medical professional.
The first thing to do is to use a nutrient-rich moisturizer daily after every bath or shower so that your body is properly hydrated for at least 24 hours after each application of the product to your body.
Also use a mild soap free cleanser so you don't over strip your face and/or body as this also promotes excessive moisture loss through the skin (transcutaneous loss simply means when our body loses its natural moisture through its own surface).
Then use nutrient masks or our Ultradefense Repair Gel regularly so that the essential nutrients your body needs to stay hydrated are replenished quickly and effectively to maintain good, long-lasting skin hydration (eg weekly).
Finally, drink a lot more water every day (minimum 2 liters) because drinking enough is crucial not only to keep our bodies hydrated but also to keep our whole organism well nourished!