Managing dry skin:
Dry skin is also known as Xerosis. It is an uncomfortable condition characterised by itching, scaling and cracking of the skin.
Our skin is oily due to the presence of oil gland under our skin. The skin becomes dry when these glands fail to supply sufficient lubrication to keep the skin soft and smooth. Dry skin is an increasing problem day by day. Some people have naturally dry skin and may experience frequent symptoms.
However, even the oiliest skin can get dry at times due to following reasons:
- Exposure to cold and dry weather and lack of sufficient humidity outdoor.
- Unhealthy practice like- Unsuitable skin hygiene such as excessive routine skin washing
- Use of harsh soap
- Lack of moisturization
- Excessive UV exposure
- Use of air conditioning
- Poor nutrition and changes related to the maturity of the skin
The dry skin condition can occur due to genetic factors, certain underlying conditions like:
- Atopic dermatitis
- Peri-menopausal in females
Ways to manage:
- Take a balanced diet which incorporates everything like vegetables, fruit, carbohydrates, cereals, milk and organic products.
- Include yellow and orange vegetables like carrot, papaya which are rich in oxidants and vitamin.
- Drink 7-9 glasses of water regularly.
- Avoid chips, pan-fried and spicy substances. Consumption of chilly increases dryness in the body.
- Always consume warm food with fat like ghee or olive oil.
- Avoid too hot and cold showers
- Use a moisturizing soap
- Avoid scrubbing dry skin patches
- Pat your skin dry with a soft towel
- Use a moisturizer immediately after showering
- Use a humidifier in the home
Homoeopathy has the solution for Dry skin do get in touch if above ways also don't help, or helps temporarily.