skin has little if any shine. The skin feels rough
and can be scaly. It is very sensitive and has
to be carefully looked after. The lack of moisture,
not skin oil, tends to cause dry skin and wrinkles.
Use of oily creams is not recommended as these
will prevent the skin from breathing. Chapping
and cracking are signs of extremely dry, dehydrated
skin needs plenty of thorough but gentle cleansing,
regular stimulation with massage and generous
quantities of moisture. It also needs extra careful
protection. Washing dry skin with soap and water
not only removes grime but also the natural oils
protecting the skin. A moisturizer increases the
water content of the outer layers of the skin
and gives it a soft, moist look.
a very creamy cleanser and at least once a week
use a facial mask.
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. If you think your dry skin is from
a medical condition then we strongly advise you
to see your physician.