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Dry skin care methods

Dry skin needs care like other skin types, in order to prevent many skin problems, such as pimples and wrinkles.

The type of dry skin can be known through some of the symptoms that appear on it, such as:

Peeling of the epidermis.
Skin redness.
Skin sensitivity.
Roughness of the epidermis and skin.
Skin bleeding due to cracks in the skin.
Feeling of tight skin.

Although dry skin affects men and women equally, older people are more likely to develop dry skin with age. Men’s dry skin needs complete skin care just as women’s skin needs it.

What are the causes of dry skin?
In the absence of sufficient amounts of water and natural oils in the skin, this leads to dry skin, and it is possible to develop dry skin at any time of the year, or at certain times such as dry skin in winter and during periods of low humidity.

Reasons for getting dry skin

Winter and cold weather, as dry skin in winter is the result of low humidity in the atmosphere. Also, the use of home heating leads to dry air and a reduction in its humidity, and thus reduces skin moisture and increases dryness.

Excessive washing of the skin with soap and chemicals, as soap is an oil-dissolving substance, and thus removes the beneficial and natural oils from the skin, which leads to dry skin.
Excessive use of sterilizers and alcohol-containing products on the skin, which removes oils from the skin, and thus dry skin.
Excessive bathing, or taking a long shower, as although bathing adds some water to the skin, the evaporation of water after showering leads to dry skin.
The wrong use of skin moisturizers, or the use of products that are not suitable for the skin, may lead to dry skin or make dry skin worse.
Swimming, as a result of exposure to chlorine in the pool water, which leads to dry skin.
Aging, as the elderly are more likely to get dry skin, as a result of the thinning of the skin with age, and the production of less natural oils.
A side effect of a medication, such as some acne medications, and some medications for high blood pressure. Dry skin is one of the most important side effects of isotretinoin, which is used to treat acne frequently.
Having some health disorders, such as hypothyroidism, diabetes, eczema, and malnutrition.
Pregnancy, as changes in the body’s hormones cause the skin to lose its elasticity and freshness, and lead to dry skin during pregnancy. But you should pay attention to the absence of other abnormal symptoms that may indicate
Another health problem, such as dark-colored urine, light-colored stools, fatigue, depression, and loss of appetite.


Daily care for dry skin
To avoid the symptoms of dry skin, and to obtain fresh and moist skin, you must follow the daily routine for dry skin care, which includes the following:

Washing the face daily using a lotion suitable for dry skin, and products that contain perfumes, dyes, and other irritating substances that increase dryness should be avoided. Also, products that contain alcohol and parabens should be avoided.
Using daytime moisturizers after washing the face or taking a shower, as moisturizers and creams work to enhance water retention in the skin. Among the moisturizers that are recommended to use are moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid, ceramide, and oatmeal.
Use sunscreen on a daily basis.
Use appropriate night moisturizers before going to sleep on the skin.
Exfoliate the skin once a week, in order to remove dead skin, improve the appearance of the skin, and avoid peeling, clogged pores, and the appearance of grains on dry skin.

Tips for preventing dry skin

Use warm, not hot, water when washing the face or taking a shower, and avoid bathing for periods of more than 5 to 10 minutes, especially in cases of dry skin of children.
Drying the body by patting it after showering and not rubbing it.
Use a moisturizer immediately after drying the body.
Avoid soaps that contain perfumes and alcohol.
Avoid exposure to cold weather.
Drink enough water to keep the body hydrated.
Limit your caffeine intake.
Not exposure to the sun for long periods.
stop smoking.
Avoid excessive exfoliation of the skin.
Use humidifiers in the winter, and limit the use of air conditioners that reduce air humidity.

Is dry skin more prone to wrinkles?
The appearance of wrinkles does not depend on the amount of oils produced in the skin, but rather is the result of the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which is responsible for giving the skin elasticity, freshness and the appropriate shape.

Genetically, dry skin is more prone to wrinkles, as dry skin is thinner than other skin types, pores are smaller, and fine lines and wrinkles are more prominent and visible compared to other skins, as oily skin is thicker, and thus prevents the appearance of wrinkles quickly.

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