- Environmental factors like low humidity, hot showers, and harsh weather conditions can strip the skin of its natural oils.
- Using products with harsh ingredients or those that strip the skin of its natural oils.
- Lack of water intake.
- Certain medical skin conditions and hypothyroidism can also cause dry skin.
- Aging and genetics can also play a role in the development of dry skin.
- Flaky, scaly skin
- Redness and itching
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Tight, uncomfortable feeling on the skin
- Rough texture
- Dull complexion
- Itching and discomfort, especially after bathing or showering.
Impact on the skin
- Increased sensitivity: Dry or dehydrated skin is often more sensitive than hydrated skin, making it more susceptible to irritation, itching, and redness.
- Premature aging: The lack of moisture can cause the skin to lose its elasticity, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin look older.
- Weakened barrier function: The skin's barrier function is weakened by dry skin, making it more susceptible to damage from external factors such as pollutants and UV rays.
- Redness: Dry or dehydrated skin can also trigger inflammation, which can exacerbate existing skin conditions and lead to further dryness and itching.