Dry skin often comes with feelings of stinging, tightness, itching and burning sensations.
Symptoms such as dull skin, scaly skin, dry patches, cracks and sometimes redness can be experienced.
There are several types of dryness:
If the epidermis does not properly perform its barrier role function, the skin becomes drier. Many factors come into play to determine the skin's moisture level such as epidermal lipids, which play a significant role in terms of water retention.
Tips and recommendations
- Drink sufficient amount of water (1.5 litres unless recommended by your physician otherwise).
- Choose gentle cleansing and hydrating products in the form of milks, creams, balms, ointments and oils.
- Limit your shower to 5 minutes and avoid hot water that can increase drying effects.
- After the shower, apply a moisturiser within 2 to 3 minutes to relieve pulling sensations and protect your skin from external stress.