Top 7 causes of dry skin

Jun 07, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

Top 7 causes of dry skin

Many of us suffer from dry skin and we tend to ignore it. Most of us think it is normal to have dry skin. There are no major problems until some signs appear like rashes or itching. 

What is Dry Skin? 

Dry skin is a disrupted skin barrier where the functioning of the skin is affected. This impaired skin shows a loss of healthy fats from the skin. 

Normally, the skin contains natural oils that keep the skin healthy, moist, and plump. If there is a lack of water content, the skin gets dehydrated and stops retaining natural oils. Having dry skin can cause a loss of luster and make the skin dull and lifeless. Ignoring this skin dryness is not a great idea. If you are looking for remedies to combat dryness, it is important to look into the causes of dryness to eliminate them. Half the battle is won once you know about the causative factor for dryness. 

Treat the cause, and dryness will be taken care of accordingly. Before, it's too late to start with some effective solutions like moisturizing your skin and applying some serum. 

Let us get to the bottom of dryness and now the offenders to treat it from the root 

  1. Genetics 

If you are prone to dry skin, make sure to moisturize your skin after cleansing your face. People who are inclined to dry should take special care in winters. Genetics plays an important role in the texture of your skin. Check your daily habits which may influence your skin cells. 

  1. Aging 

Aging may also cause dry and dehydrated skin. As we age, our skin cells also age and give us moisture. Aging may cause dryness and a lack of youthful glow. The skin tissue and cells which were once plump may become drier and sag. 

  1. Stress 

Stress and anxiety may cause frowning on the face. Stress also affects your skin. Overthinking may have a direct impact on the skin. It is important to keep stress at bay. Stress can give rise to unhealthy lifestyles and habits which cause unhealthy dry and dull skin. A stressed person who does not take care of his eating and hydration habits will affect the skin.  

  1. Check your cleanser for gentle cleansing 

Check your face wash or soap before you use it. Make sure to check the ingredients and the pH of the same. The soap should maintain the natural pH of the skin to make it soft and healthy. If the face wash or soap is acidic, it can dry the skin. 

  1. Lack of moisturizer or serum 

Moisturizer should be used generously but when it comes to the use of serum just a few drops are enough for application to the entire face. Serum and moisturizers are great solutions to dryness. Just make sure to apply these products to freshly cleansed skin. 

  1. Acne medications or medicated creams 

Acne is caused due to excessive oiliness but acne skincare products can cause more dryness and flake too. Make sure to keep skin moisturized and not to strip off natural oils which can lead to dryness.

 Too many makeup products 

The excessive and long-term wearing of makeup can cause dryness. Before makeup, make sure to use serum and moisturize which will not only give a smooth base for make up but a healthy glow for the face.  

The best solution for dry skin 

It is important to make sure that you must use two products that are must-haves in your skin kitty to treat dry skin. The two dry skin essentials are - 

  • Serum 

The serum is a lightweight skincare product that helps lock in moistures and gives the skin a glowy effect. It is very essential not to miss or skip these products. Using this product is very important for dry skin. The most basic Vitamin  C serum has potent antioxidants and helps maintain a healthy balance of the skin. The serum has some great protective effects which are essential for the skin. Opt for the natural-based serum which is light in weight. Just a few drops of the serum are enough for the morning and night skincare routine. 

  • Moisturizer 

A good moisturizer will help prevent dryness and keep the skin moist. Healthy skin can be attained by regularly using a good moisturizer. Remember, moisturizer is heavyweight and must be applied after a serum. Wait for 2 -3 minutes, till the serum and moisturizer are completely absorbed by the skin to get the best-desired results. 

Serum and moisturizer are very important to prevent dryness which may cause fine lines and wrinkles. 

Follow these steps by eliminating the causes and including these two skincare products in your daily routine. You will definitely see a good amount of improvement in your skin. Embrace a good lifestyle with a daily skincare routine for beautiful gorgeous skin.

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