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Is there any treatment for chronic dryness of the skin?

Apr 26, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

Is there any treatment for chronic dryness of the skin? - SavarnasMantra

Is your skin dry and lacking moisture? There are higher chances of dehydration of the skin. This can be very problematic and can cause many complications. It is important to look at the causative factor which leads to chronic dryness. Dryness of the skin should not be ignored at the initial stages. It is important to detect it at an early stage to prevent any kind of chronic and severe skin issues. Detecting early will be easier to treat dryness. 

What is Chronic Dryness of Skin? 

Chronic Dryness of Skin is a long-term condition that occurs in dehydrated skin. This leads to a lack of moisture and hydration in the skin resulting in excessive dryness. In simple terms, CHRONIC DRYNESS means Chronic = Long term and Dryness = lack moisture. Well, you may point out saying that your skin naturally goes dry in winters. This is not considered chronic dryness. Chronic dryness of the skin occurs when you are overly dry for more than the duration of 6 months. 

What are the causes of Chronic Dryness of Skin? 

The causes of chronic dryness of the skin are - 

  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Stress
  • Reduced water intake
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of healthy fats in the diet
  • Poor quality of life
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Long term medications
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Hormonal imbalances like hypothyroidism
  • Endocrine disorders like diabetes
  • Kidney problems like excessive urination
  • Decreased thirst
  • Lack of moisturization
  • Wrong skincare products
  • Skin allergies
  • Showering too many times
  • Washing your face too often
  • Using harsh soaps
  • Using chemical loaded skincare products
  • Not following a skincare routine
  • Getting harsh skin care treatments
  • Too much exposure to heat
  • Exposure to UV rays
  • Environmental factors like the winter season 

All these can lead to excessive dryness of the skin. 

What happens when there is Chronic Dryness of the Skin? 

The skin performs a function of protection. When there is dryness of the skin, the skin barrier gets affected causing disruption of skin cells. This may lead to infections or complicated skin issues. It is important to keep the skin moisturize always for good health. This will keep your skin intact and supple. The skin can perform its functions at its best and optimal range when in good health. Dehydrated skin is prone to more damage and may accelerate the aging process causing fine lines and wrinkles. 

What are the symptoms of Chronic Dryness of the Skin? 

The symptoms of the Chronic Dryness of the Skin are as follows - 

  • Dullness
  • Dehydrate skin
  • Wrinkles skin
  • Parched lips
  • Chapped lips
  • Cuts and cracks on the skin
  • Itching
  • Bleeding on scraticng
  • Flaking
  • Scaling
  • Redness
  • Disruption of the skin membrane
  • Damaged pores
  • Infections with boils and blisters
  • Oozing of watery discharge from the skin
  • Rashes on skin

Is there any treatment for Chronic Dryness of the Skin? 

There are many treatments available for Chronic Dryness of the Skin. But, you have to opt for the treatment which helps achieve a cure. Here are certain ways to treat chronic dryness of the skin - 

  1. De-stress
  2. Generously moisturize your skin
  3. Always apply sunscreen
  4. Keep yourself hydrated
  5. Healthy balanced diet
  6. Use the right skincare products
  7. Switch to natural skincare products
  8. Use serums to lock in moisture
  9. Avoid hot water bath
  10. Always use moisturizer after bath
  11. Apply natural oils before bathing
  12. Use aloe vera gel
  13. Use products rich in squalene
  14. Use Vitamin E oil
  15. Take healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids
  16. Check for vitamin deficiency 

Let's get started with each one and treat the chronic dryness of skin from its core root cause. 

De-Stress 

Autoimmune disorders like eczema and psoriasis are mainly caused by stress. Autoimmune disorders like eczema and psoriasis must be taken care of by making some lifestyle modifications like reducing stress and exercising regularly with a healthy diet. 

Generously moisturize your skin 

Moisturize your skin regularly before you sleep. This allows your skin to soak in moisture into the pores and keeps it hydrated. Make sure to use the moisturizer several times on a clean face. 

Always apply sunscreen 

Whether it's cloudy or rainy, indoor or outdoors, make sure to apply sunscreen during the daytime. 

Keep yourself hydrated 

Drink water and switch to healthy drinks like coconut water and fresh fruit juices. Avoid alcohol and caffeine-like tea and coffee which cause further dehydration of the skin. 

Healthy balanced diet 

Avoid junk food and eat a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables. Make sure to have less salty snacks and foods in the diet. Avoid the top salt too. 

Use the right skincare products 

Practice the Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturization (CTM) procedure daily for healthy skin. 

Switch to natural skincare products 

Use natural plant-based skincare products with potential extracts. 

Use serums to lock in moisture 

Lightweight seems can be used before heavyweight moisturizer to trap moisture into skin cells. 

Avoid hot water bath 

Hot water can strip off the natural oils from the skin. Use lukewarm water for the shower. 

Always use moisturizer after bath 

Post bathing moisturizes your skin well. This will prevent dryness of the skin. 

Apply natural oils before bathing 

In case of excessive dryness of skin, use a few drops of natural coconut, olive, and almond oil. 

Use aloe vera gel 

If you do not like a moisturizer too frequently, use aloe vera gel which avoids excessive oiliness of the skin. 

Use products rich in squalene 

Squalene-based products are rich in hydration and moisturization. 

Use Vitamin E oil 

Use vitamin E capsules or oil for healthy skin. Mix it and apply it alone or with your moisturizer. 

Take healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids 

Check your diet for healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Include nuts, seeds, and healthy fish in your meals. 

Check for vitamin deficiency 

Check for iron, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12 deficiency. Include healthy foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and iron. 

The only way to prevent chronic dryness of the skin is a holistic approach to skin health. Get started today with a healthy approach to treating chronic dryness of skin from its root.