Dry Skin is a very common skin problem that causes in winter and cold weather. It is often worse during the winter when environmental humidity is low. Mostly in winters, it occurs in all ages in older and younger with or without skin problems. It makes your skin feeling tight, rough and itchy. When the dryness of the skin becomes were then it crack your skin and make a perfect way for gems to enter.
Usually, the lines in your skin due to dryness is more visible. The skin looks rough and flaky. Dry Skin mostly common on the arms and legs but it can also affect the trunk of the body.
Problems caused by Dry Skin :
Dry Skin is associated with several health issues that can disturb your daily life. It may lead to :
- Painful cracks in your skin.
- Dermatitis, inflamed and scaly skin.
- Rough skin and areas are thickened.
- eczema, scaly, itchy and patches on your skin.
- Bacterial infection.
Cause of Dry Skin :
Mostly the skin dryness causes due to environmental effects. Some diseases can also significantly affect your skin. There are some reasons that cause of dry skin.
Skin dry in winter and in cold areas. When temperature and humidity level is low but season may not matter if you live in hot areas like desert regions.
Heating, wood burning stoves, space heaters, fireplaces reduce humidity and make your skin dry.
Soap and Hot water:-
Overuse of soap and using much hot water also cause dry skin.
Harsh chemicals and Detergents:-
Detergents and shampoos take away moisture from your skin that is formulated to remove oil from your skin.
Other skin diseases:-
Skin conditions like atopic dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis are prone to dry skin.
If you feel your skin is dry or if you have any problem due to dryness of skin, it’s a good idea to consult with your dermatologist.