Dry skin is sensitive
Normally, our skin is supple and we feel comfortable in our skin. With dry skin, exactly the opposite is the case. The skin itches a lot and the unpleasant feeling of tension is not only felt on our skin, but also inside - you simply feel uncomfortable in your skin. In dry skin, the natural oil and moisture regulation of the skin is disturbed. As a result, the affected skin becomes itchy and brittle. Cracks and eczema often form as well. But what are the causes of dry skin?
The causes of dry skin
People who tend to have dry skin often have a hereditary predisposition to it. Normally, our sweat and sebaceous glands produce a mix of water and oil throughout the day. This mix ensures that our skin stays nice and supple. If our sebaceous glands produce less oil, our skin becomes dry. The skin can no longer adequately protect our organism from UV radiation, pathogens and injuries. This leads to the typical symptoms of dry skin.
The face is particularly often affected by dry skin. But dry skin can also affect the feet, hands, elbows, legs and forearms. There are various reasons why our sebaceous glands do not secrete enough oil. One possible reason is external factors, for example.
- One of the biggest external factors is the weather. In summer, dry skin occurs because the body loses a lot of fluid and the skin dries out more quickly. But dry skin can also occur in winter. When the temperature drops below 8°C, our sebaceous glands stop producing oil. Another factor is the heating air. This causes dry skin on the shins in particular.
- Nutrition also plays an important role. If you eat an unbalanced diet, you are more likely to suffer from dry skin. Furthermore, you should drink enough water, not drink alcohol and not smoke.
- Stress can promote dry skin
- Dry skin can also occur as a side effect of various medications. If you are in doubt, you should always contact your family doctor.
In addition to external factors, biological factors can also be a factor
- The older we get, the less moisture we have in our skin. Furthermore, the skin binds less moisture as we age.
- Genetic predisposition influences the occurrence of dry skin
Some diseases cause dry skin. These include, for example:
- Hypothyroidism, etc.
Treatment of dry skin
Depending on the cause, the right treatment method must be found. Moisturising creams and lotions are particularly effective against dry skin. Furthermore, the right main care for dry skin is very important. Wash your skin only with substances that are pH-neutral and free of perfumes. You should also avoid cleansing liquids that contain alcohol. After showering, you should regularly apply moisturising creams to compensate for moisture loss.
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