We’ve all experienced it. And it is not fun. That’s right, we’re talking about dry skin. It cracks, it burns, it itches, it’s uncomfortable, and it doesn’t look the greatest. Nobody likes dry skin, on themselves or on others. Many people who suffer from very bad dry skin tend to believe that they are impacted by genetic factors that make their skin naturally more prone to dryness. And while this may be true, most dry skin is caused by factors that you have control over, whether they are environmental or otherwise. Here are three factors that can make dry skin worse, and how to fix them.
The weather has a huge impact on the dryness of your skin, and there is not much that we can do about it. You can’t change the weather, so what you are dealt with is what you must deal with. There are some simple steps that you can take when you know the weather is going to have an impact on your skin. If it is going to be hot, dry, or snowy, then you need to take extra precautions for your skin. Try to cover up where you can and make sure to wear lots of moisturizer and have lotion on hand.
How Often You Shower
It might go against your typical thought process but showering too often can be a major issue for your skin, especially if you are prone to dry skin. When you shower, you are washing your skin of the oils and dirt that have built up over time, which is important to remain clean and stench free. But, at the same time showering also strips your skin of the natural oils that keep your skin hydrated and soft. Some plumbing problems like hard water can make your skin even drier. Make sure that you moisturize right after showering to ensure that you replace the moisture for your skin.
And finally, if you find that you struggle with dry skin often and year-round, the problem may be a skin condition like eczema that keeps you with chronic dry skin. No matter how much lotion and moisturizer apply, you can’t fight eczema and other skin conditions on your own. Seek the assistance of a doctor or dermatologist for your chronic dry skin to make sure that you are getting the care you need.
Dry skin is no fun for anyone. But there may be some things that you can do to help mitigate and control your symptoms. Pay attention to these three factors that may be impacting your dry skin and do your best to navigate around them as best as possible.
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