Skin Dilemma: Dry Skin I

 

One of the oils that our skin naturally produces is sebum oil. This oil prevents skin dehydration but when it is overproduced, it can cause pimples. However, having sebum oil is highly important for protecting the cells from infection in order to keep the skin hydrated.

If the skin doesn’t replenish or create enough sebum it can become dry, which will lead to dumpy or flaky-looking skin, and sometimes you will suffer from red patches or irritation. So now the question of how to balance sebum production to avoid both pimples and dryness?

We might not have the absolute answer to this question, but this article will give you a few tips to help you take care of your dry skin using simple solutions.  

Although dry skin is harmless, it could lead to serious skin conditions such as eczema. Skin dryness is often caused by environmental, lifestyle, and pathological factors.

The below reasons are the most common for skin dryness:

  • Weather changes and humidity level
  • Hot water
  • Over-washing your face
  • Over exfoliating 
  • Harsh detergents 
  • Unbalanced pH
  • Smoking 
  • Long sunlight exposure
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine

*Note: There are many diseases such as hypothyroidism, diabetes, malnutrition, and atopic dermatitis that can cause skin dryness. There are also certain medicines that cause skin dryness as well.*

If your skin does not improve or worsens after applying remedies for dry skin, consulting a dermatologist and taking a blood test is highly recommended.

 

To be continued…Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

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