As we age, our skin becomes thinner and drier. By our 40s, many people need to use a good moisturizer every day. Dry skin occurs due to many different factors including age, heredity, weather, medications or skincare products. When sun, wind, and cold leave skin dry and itchy, don't hide it. "Dry skin is lacking oil, not water", replenishing lost oil in the skin is the key to curing dry skin.
Dry skin is common, it can occur at any age and for many reasons.
Most experts agree that chronically dry skin is not a good thing. Dry skin can be caused by such varied factors as dry climate, menopausal decrease in estrogen levels. For many people, simply making a few lifestyle changes can help cure dry skin. Here are some ways to detect the reasons your skin is dry and how to help keep it moist and hydrated.
Dry skin Signs and symptoms
Rough, scaly, or flaking skin, itching, gray, ashy skin in people with dark skin, cracked or chapped lips.
Caring properly for dry skin on your face and body is important because if left untreated, germs can form under the skin and cause infection, developing into dermatitis. Best treatment for dry skin is to get a facial. "A proper facial will exfoliate the dead, dry flakes and add moisture. Once the dead cells are removed, the moisturizing ingredients have a better chance to penetrate the skin."
Wear sunscreen everyday, especially in the summer to protect your skin from sun damage.