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Dry Skin Care

The oil glands do not supply enough lubrication to the skin. As a result, the skin becomes dehydrated.

Skin gets exposed to the elements especially in winter.

Dry skin could be due to a genetic condition.

Poor diet. Nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies of vitamin A and the B vitamins, can also contribute to dry skin.

Environmental factors such as exposure to sun, wind, cold, chemicals, or cosmetics, or excessive bathing with harsh soaps.

Conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhea.

Dry Skin Could Also Be From:

Dry skin can be a sign of an underactive thyroid.

Serious skin complications can arise for people with diabetes.

Certain drugs, including diuretics, antispasmodics, and antihistamines, can contribute to dry skin.

Dry Skin - Identify it:
Your skin becomes dry when the top layers lose water and natural oils. (You need oil and water to prevent dry skin. The oil acts as a barrier to prevent your skin from losing water.) You could have inherited the tendency to be dry, or environmental conditions -- like sun exposure or cold, dry air -- could cause it. At the same time, as you get older, your skin gets dryer.

You know your skin is dry when:

  • Skin feels tight
  • Skin can be flaky
  • Pore's aren't very visible
  • Skin looks dull
  • Skin feels rough
  • Skin feels itchy


    Sun Protection & Care
    The best thing you can ever do to keep your skin beautiful is to wear sunscreen! But that's not all. Learn all you can about how the environment affects your skin, skin cancer and more.