This is the first time that I have seen the word Xerosis used in an article for dry skin. This articles has tips that are straight to the point. And We have learned a new word along the way "Xerosis"
Dry Skin Care Treatment Information
Tips from Ryan Cote
Dry skin, formally known as xerosis, can appear anywhere on your body, ranging from your face, to your arms and legs, to your feet. Dry skin has a low level of sebum, the oil naturally produced by the skin to keep it lubricated. Because of dry skin's inability to retain moisture, it is usually chapped, cracked and feels tight, especially after washing.
Dry skin can be caused by many factors. Some people are genetically inclined to dry skin. Poor diet and nutritional deficiencies contribute to parched skin. Exposure to the elements, such as sun, wind, cold and chemicals, can dry out your skin. Medical conditions, such as diabetes and an underactive thyroid can cause dehydrated skin, as well as skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
You should be gentle with your dry skin care treatment. Cleansing is important, but harsh soaps should be avoided, as well as hot water. A skin cleanser formulated for dry skin, coupled with lukewarm water, is the best way to wash up and should be done twice daily. Avoid vigorous scrubbing and rubbing with washcloths and towels so that a layer of moisture remains on your skin. Follow up with a moisturizer and consider using one with a sunscreen of at least SPF15 to protect your skin from sun exposure during the day.
There are several other helpful ways to hydrate parched skin. Using a humidifier in your home can improve the condition of your skin by keeping the surface hydrated. Avoid detergents with harsh chemicals and strong fragrances, which can irritate your skin. Wear clothing that is made of breathable, natural materials, such as cotton, and avoid itchy fabrics, such as nylon or wool. Drink at least six to eight glasses of water per day to keep your entire body properly hydrated. Finally, a healthy, well-balanced diet that is rich is vitamins A, B5 and C supports healthy skin and overall body fitness.
With a little extra care and attention, your dry skin can be supple, well-nourished and beautiful.
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