Dry Skin | Causes, Conditions, Symptoms, Treatments

DRY SKIN

Dry skin is a skin condition noticeable by flaking and cracking of the skin or by feeling itchy. Some people have naturally dry skin, however, others who do not inherit this condition may come to have it over time.

TYPES OF DRY SKIN

(other than ordinary extreme dry skin)

Eczema is a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and bleeding.

 Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. This build up results into bumpy red patches covered with white scales. They can grow anywhere, but most appear on the scalp and usually appears in early adulthood.

 Urticaria (hives) is an outbreak of swollen, pale red bumps or plaques on the skin that appear suddenly usually as a result of the body’s reaction to certain allergens.

TREATMENT FOR DRY SKIN

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  • Gentle cleanser
  • Multi-active mist
  • Multi-active oil
  • Moisture defense, ultra-dry
  • Age defence SPF 50+
  • Laser aid
  • Repair balm

PREVENTION/MANAGEMENT TIPS

  • Don’t take long showers
  • Stay hydrated
  • Use warm water instead of hot
  • Use gentle/fragrance free skin products
  • Always wash hands to stop dry patches spreading
  • Moisturize daily
  • Don’t shower more than once a day
  • Avoid chlorine pools