When a piece of land doesn’t taste water for months, it slowly loses its fertility. The same happens with, growing pollution and hectic lifestyle. We barely get time to care for our skin, leaving it the way it is and without knowing the severe consciences dry skin can lead toward.
What is dry skin?
Dry Skin is a skin condition where the upper layer of the skin tends to lose moisture and become dry over time. This can be commonly defined as dehydrated skin. Dry skin isn’t usually serious but, it can lead to severe skin disease if neglected for a long period. Dry skin can arise for much reason. Apart from having an ignorant attitude towards your skin, dry skin can also arise from an inherited group of disorders called ichthyosis. In the country, about 200,000 cases are registered per year.
Diseases caused by dry skin
Anything given or not given below or above required attention will result in unpleasant outcomes. Extremely dry skin is prone to many skin related diseases, few of which are listed below:
- Atopic dermatitis (Eczema)
Sometimes, it is dryness that invites disease and sometimes, it’s the disease that leaves behind dryness. This both things are inter-related and also interdependent. Eczema is a skin infection which, brings in extreme dryness resulting in chronic itching, dryness and cracking and scaling of the upper layer of the skin. It develops slowly and also cures slowly. Proper care and moistening work better, than prescribed medication.
- Other skin infections
Eczema is a broad term for the group of skin related diseases. Even apart from eczema, there are other skin infections that cause redness, scaling of the skin, rashes, fluid-filled blisters, severe itching, and inflammation. Skin conditions such as psoriasis, allergies etc
Remedies for dry skin
There are various remedies to treat dry skin which will help you improve your skin quality and also prevent it lead toward any severity.
Water is a cure for many health issues. From bowel related issues to hair related issues. Adequate consumption of water is just to keep your system detoxified.
- Limit water exposure
Excessive water is medicine when it goes inside your system but, excessive exposure to water or warm water tends to reduce the natural secretion of moisture glands of your skin.
Soaps contain sulfate which helps in forming foam but flushes all the moisture of your skin. If you suspect your skin to be dry avoid sulfate based products as much as possible. It worsens the situation if you are already having any skin related disease such as psoriasis or eczema.
There are various good products available in the market with moisture lock technology which is absorbed by your skin perfectly. Apart from the readymade products Coconut oil does wonder to skin related issues.
Sanitizers are safe to be used only at the initial stage of any skin disease apart from facial skin problems. Dry ski is home for dirt and bacteria which increases the risk of any skin infection. Thus sanitizers are suggested.
Therefore, these are the diseases led by chronic dry skin and below them is the list of remedies to prevent and overcome dry skin.