Dry Skin

Signs and Symptoms of Dry Skin

Dry Skin
Dry Skin

The Skin Dryness in winter is a very common phenomenon. The main factor in causing Skin Dryness is winter itself; however, the problem gets aggravated by heating systems in home, cars and work areas.  The signs and symptoms of Dry Skin are:

  • Rough,  scaly or flaking skin
  • Itching
  • Gray, ashy skin in people with dark skin
  • Cracks in the skin, which may bleed if severe
  • Chapped or cracked lips

People at a greater Risk of Dry Skin Disease

Anyone can get dry skin. Skin becomes dry when it loses too much water or oil. Some people are more likely to have dry skin. Some causes of dry skin are:

  • Age: our skin becomes thinner and drier with age, after 40’s a lot of people need to use a good moisturizer on a daily basis.
  • Climate: People living in a dry climate such as a desert are at a greater risk.
  • Skin disease: Patients of Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) as a youngster inclined to have dry skin as adults. Psoriasis also causes very dry skin.
  • Job: People in occupations like nurses, hair stylists, cleaners, watermen and other such like Jobs that often make them immerse their skin in water throughout the day are more prone to Dry Skin. This can cause the skin to become dry, raw, and cracked.
  • Swimming Pools: High levels of chlorine in swimming pools can result in Dry Skin of swimmers.

A crack due to dry skin allows bacteria’s to get into the skin. These microorganisms can cause an infection. Red, sore spots on the skin may be an early sign of an infection. You can avoid dry skin by reading “Tips to Prevent Dry Skin in Winter

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