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Dry Skin

Ordinary dry skin (also known as xerosis) usually isn't serious, but it can be very uncomfortable and unsightly, turning plump cells into shrivelled ones and creating fine lines, wrinkles, flaking and even irritated red skin.
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Fortunately, most dry skin results from environmental factors that can be wholly or partially controlled.

The most common causes of dry skin include:

  1. Weather. In general, your skin is driest in winter, when temperatures and humidity levels plummet.
  2. Central heating and air conditioning. Central air and heating, wood-burning stoves, space heaters and fireplaces all reduce humidity and dry your skin.
  3. Hot baths and showers. Frequent showering or bathing, especially if you like the water hot and your baths long, breaks down the lipid barriers in your skin. So does frequent swimming, particularly in heavily chlorinated pools.
  4. Harsh soaps and detergents. Many popular soaps and detergents strip lipids and water from your skin. Deodorant and antibacterial soaps are usually the most damaging, as are many shampoos, which dry out your scalp.
  5. Dry skin with ageing. The epidermis (outer layer of the skin) begins to thin, causing the junction with the dermis (inner layer) to flatten. There is increased water loss from the skin and a decrease of the sebaceous glands, which provides natural moisture to the skin. Your skin gets about 10% drier every decade.

Other, less common factors causing dry skin, including certain diseases and medications which can significantly alter the function and appearance of your skin.

These include:

There are excellent treatments available to start repairing the skin’s barrier, restoring normal skin function and improving (and preventing) dry skin.

These include:

It is vital to maintain and continue skin restoration and barrier repair with excellent home care products. Please visit our online store to see the fantastic options available.

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