What Causes Dry Skin and How to Treat It
Apr. 27, 2020
Dry skin is a common problem. If you know the reasons why it happens and how to treat it, you will be able to stay away from dry skin problems.
Dry skin isn't serious in itself, but if you don't treat it on time, dry skin can become severe. Dry skin normally happens because of factors caused by cold or hot weather, low moisture in the air, and so on. There are some remedies that you can try to treat dry skin; for example, you can moisturize your skin daily, drink lots of water, avoid using dry and harsh soaps, and so on.
Generally, dry skin is temporary, and it happens mainly during the dry seasons. In the winter season, you will notice that your skin feels drier than usual; this happens because the moisture level in the atmosphere decreases. On top of that, dry skin signs and symptoms will also depend on your overall health, age, where you live, underlying health problems, if any, and finally, how much time you spend in the outdoors.
You will face one of the following symptoms if you have dry skin:
- Your skin will tighten, particularly when you come out of shower, swimming, or bathing.
- Your skin feels and looks very rough.
- Your skin itches most of the time.
- Flaking, peeling, or scaling.
- Crakes in your skin or visible fine lines.
- Redness of the skin.
- Grey, or ashy skin.
- Deep cracked heels that may bleed.
What are the causes of dry skin?
People generally suffer from dry skin problems for a temporary period. Environmental causes are the primary reason for dry skin, which is otherwise known as xerosis. Some of the common causes are mentioned below.
Weather: Your skin will be the driest during the winter season. In winters, the humidity level and temperature drop drastically, causing an obvious reaction to your skin. However, if someone is residing in a desert region, dry skin problems can happen to people living in this area as well.
Heat: Dry skin can also happen when you use heating products, such as central heating, space heater, wood-burning stoves, as well as fireplaces. All of these things can decrease the humidity level leading to dry skin problems.
Hot showers: If you are someone who likes to take a longshower and bath, you are more likely to have dry skin issues. Swimming in pools which is heavily chlorinated will also increase dry skin problems.
Harsh soaps: Stores are overloaded with tons of harsh soaps. Companies market them in such a way that people end up buying only to feel the tightness of skin and irritation. Most of these shops strip moisture and natural oil from your skin. This eventually leads to dry skin problems.
Different skin conditions: People already suffering from different types of skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, can often suffer from dry skin problems.
What you need to understand is that anyone can develop dry skin. However, people in their 40s will suffer more from dry skin issues. Reports say that almost 50% of the older population have dry skin. Someone who lives in a low-humid or cold area and someone who swims frequently tends to have dry skin.
Dry skin is very common among those who have underlying medical conditions. Readers may note that dry skin happens mostly during the winter and fall season. Because summers have a higher level of humidity and moisture, your skin stops from drying out.
There are no severe complications, and dry skin is generally harmless. However, if you don't pay attention to it and carefor it, dry skin can definitely lead to atopic dermatitis, which is eczema. Eczema often happens to those who regularly suffer from dry skin issues. In more severe circumstances, dry skin can lead to infections. Dry skin can cause cracks, which is open-source for bacteria to enter.
How to treat dry skin?
Now that you know the reasons why you may have dry skin; it is better to consider some lifestyle remedies or changes. For example, try to minimize hot water bath or shower. Whenever you shower, ensure that you take a shower for ten minutes, don't exceed. After taking a bath ors hower, or even after washing your face, make sure to apply moisturizer. You need to moisturize your face. Don't rub your face or body with a towel when it's wet, rather pat, and use a soft towel.
Whenever you see dry skin patch, control yourself from itching or scrubbing. During the cold season, use a humidifier in your house and make a habit of drinking plenty of water.
When you moisturize your skin, your skin will block water from escaping.
Even if you wish to want to go for a hotshower or bath, better to stick to a warm shower rather than hot. Hot water dries the skin faster than you can imagine.
Whenever you apply soap, ensure that you read the label carefully. Avoid soaps that have a lot of chemicals. Use gentle and mild soaps, skin cleanser, and shower gels.
When you go out during winter, cover your body as much as possible. The more protected your skin will be, the lesser it will be exposed to the weather. Wear hand gloves, socks, and hats.
Dry skin problems can happen to anyone; however, if you pay attention to a few things, you can protect your skin from drying out. We hope this guide will help you to stay away from dry skin issues. Keep hydrating your body and drink lots of water. It will keep your body hydrated all the time.
DON’T try these at home!
With so many self- proclaimed beauty gurus in the world today, it’s very easy to get sucked into the DIY trend. Most experts and skincare specialists will tell you these homemade concoctions are not as good as they are made to be. Here are 5 ingredients you should not put on your face and why. 1. Essential Oils- The fragrant portion of plants is what makes essential oils. Modern science has revealed how fragrant oils cause problems for the skin. In the long run components in essential oils can significantly irritate and damage the skin. 2. Lemon Juice 🍋- Lemons are extremely acidic, which will irritate your skin. You can experience excessive redness, dryness, and skin peeling. Using lemons on your skin can cause more damage then benefit to your skin. 3. Coconut Oil- This ingredient causes a lot of debate amongst my followers, but fact is a fact, coconut oil is highly comedogenic. This means that the oil clogs pores on your face. When you apply coconut oil to your face it lays on the surface and is not able to be absorbed into the skin due to its large molecules. It can cause breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads. 4. Witch Hazel- Here is another debate stirring ingredient. A lot of my patients and followers swear by witch hazel because of its immediate results on absorbing oil on the skin. What they fail to understand that it is not only absorbing the excess oils, but it is also stripping your skin of its natural oils. This can be very damaging to your skin and it’s natural protecting barrier, causing unnatural sensitized and dry skin. 5. Toothpaste- Such a popular trend and so harmful to your skin. Toothpaste contains high levels of baking soda which will mess with your skin’s ph level. This can lead to redness and burning of the skin. Toothpaste is a horrible option for your blemishes and instead I would recommend THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment As tempting as it is to try natural remedies at home, do your skin a favor and resort to stabilized and researched ingredients and products.
resolve to rock a red lip and worry less 💋
💋😘 These are some of my absolute favorites! What’s your favorite red lipstick? In order of appearance ￼PAT McGRATH LABS - MatteTrance Lipstick Elson 2 ￼Pat McGrath Venom ￼MAKE UP FOR EVER - Rouge Artist Lipstick Mat, M402 ￼ciaté - Liquid Velvet , Diva ￼SEPHORA COLLECTION - Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick , Always Red ￼NARS - Powermatte Lip Pigment , Starwoman ￼NYX - Intense Butter Gloss , Apple Crisp
Preserving My Curls Overnight
This is how I preserve most of my hairstyles overnight! I hear many people complain about how their bonnet or scarf is always falling off their head and ending up on the floor once they wake up, I was having the same issue! That is when I decided to create a wrap that would stay on throughout the night while protecting your curls. I hand make them myself and sale on Etsy (link in my bio) if you are interested! 😊
My Top 5 Foundations for Oily Skin
Here are my top 5 foundations for oily/combination/acne prone skin! These are by no means my only favorite foundations, just the ones I keep going back to. 1. ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation This matte, oil-free foundation controls oil all day. It’s sweat, heat and humidity-resistant, waterproof and 24-hour colour true. With buildable, medium-to-full coverage that feels lightweight and so comfortable. No touchups needed. Best for hot weather/ holidays. The only Downside is that it doesn’t come with a pump 2. MAYBELLINE - Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation This foundation is a must have if you are looking for a good drugstore option for oily skin. It’s super affordable and gives a beautiful finish without feeling heavy on the skin. 3. HUDA BEAUTY - Fauxfilter Foundation is perfect for you if you are looking for full coverage. Just a couple of pumps go a long way. However, the formula isn’t ideal for anyone with dry skin or for people sensitive to string fragrances. 4. L'ORÉAL - Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation This formula blends unbelievably well and you can build this to completely full coverage! ! I'm beyond impressed for this being drugstore. 5. The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 this is my everyday foundation and gives good enough coverage. I just have to mix two different shades to get my color as the range is quiet limited but for the price I pay, I don’t mind. Always stay away form words like “dewy”, “luminous”, “shiny” , “glowy” if you have oily skin. Let me know if you have any questions.
CMON MADDIE..... Really ? 😒
okay so i’m sorry for the light this week but i’m working on a work station. However this Morphe Maddie palette isn’t doing it for the me. In my opinion I believe to pull a good palette together is blend ability and good shimmer or glitters. The shimmers on the is so trash 🗑 sorry to say. i literally had to dig for a good creamy shine. However it isn’t a complete miss. The other colors did have some good pigment and my fav shade is the black shade. It was really dark and blendable. I would probably recommend this to someone with more fair skin because they pigments and shimmers would work better in their favor. Have you used this palette if yes tell me all about below, if no would you still wanna try it out and why ?
Self-Expression, Beauty Rituals, and Uplifting The Trans Community With Mariana MarroquinLearn about LA's Trans Wellness Center and how to become a better ally for the trans community.Jun. 24, 2020
How Cherie's Skin Report Can Help Users Get Advice from their PeersCherie's beauty community offers solutions to all of your skincare questions!Jun. 18, 2020
This Anti-Inflammaging Serum Can Teach Your Skin How to Heal ItselfMeet Heraux (pronounced hero), the serum that just might save your skin.Dec. 31, 2020