Dry, itchy, red skin isn’t something desired by most. However, it is something that almost everyone will experience at least once in their lives. To prevent it from being the norm or something you must live with regularly, it is essential to know what causes dry skin as well as what treatment options there are available! Let’s dive in and take a closer look!
What are the Symptoms of Dry Skin?
One of the most important things to know is the symptoms of dry skin. While dry skin is typically temporary for some, it can become a lifelong issue that they have to address. Whether these symptoms are common or not depends on many things, such as where you live, the time you spend outdoors, as well as your age. The most common symptoms include but are not limited to the following;
- Tightness in the skin following baths, showers, or swimming
- Skin that is rough to the appearance and touch
- Itchy Skin
- Flaking, scaling, or peeling skin
- Cracks in the skin
- Fine lines in the skin
- Skin that appears gray, red, or ashy
What Causes Dry Skin?
Now that we know what to look for, it is vital to understand what causes dry skin to develop. Some of the most common causes underlying dry skin include but are not limited to weather, heat, soaps, detergents, other more severe skin conditions, and even the frequency of how often you bathe! Let’s take a closer look!
When temps and humidity levels are low like they are in many places during the winter, dry skin is a common occurrence. How you heat your home, be it through central heating units, space heaters, or fireplaces, they all reduce humidity in your living environment and can result in dry skin. For this reason, it is advised to add a humidifier to the areas of your home that you frequent the most.
While hot baths and showers can be quite relaxing, if you spend a lot of time in hot baths or showers regularly, it could dry out your skin. It is advised to shower regularly. However, it may be best to do so in water that is not steaming to reduce the adverse effects it can have on your skin.
Harsh soaps and even your laundry detergent may be the culprit behind dry skin. There are many popular body washes, soaps, shampoos, and detergents that are made specifically for stripping oil and impurities, which can, in return, leave your skin feeling dry and lacking in moisture.
Another common cause to dry skin is another more underlying severe skin condition, such as acne, psoriasis, or eczema, to name a few.
Risk Factors and Potential Complications of Leaving Dry Skin Untreated
Now that we have a better understanding of the causes and symptoms of dry skin let’s take a closer look at some of the risk factors presented by dry skin as well as the potential complications that may arise if dry skin is left untreated. When it comes to developing dry skin, one of the most significant risks lies within your age. Those who are in their 40s and aging beautifully may find that they suffer from dry skin more often than others. This is because more than 50% of adults have dry skin that are 40 years of age or older. This could be a direct result of your body naturally decreasing collagen as you age.
Another significant risk for dry skin lies within where you live and what you do for a living. If you live in dry, cold, or climates with low-humidity, you are at higher risk for developing dry skin. This risk is also more significant if you have a career that requires your skin to be in contact with water consistently.
One of the most significant complications of leaving dry skin untreated is the risk of developing other skin conditions such as Atopic dermatitis (eczema) or infections in the skin.
How Can You Prevent Dry Skin?
So, by now, we are all pretty sure that dry skin is nothing to mess with and something to be avoided at all costs, so how can you prevent dry skin? Let’s take a closer look!
The best thing you can do to prevent dry skin and for your overall skin health is to stay hydrated and drink lots of liquids, preferably water! Moisturizing your skin regularly is also a considerable preventive measure for eliminating the risk of dry skin developing. If you live in a cold, dry climate, it is recommended to limit the exposure of the elements to your skin by covering up as much as possible when in cold or windy weather or otherwise exposed to the elements.
Another significant prevention method is to know what is in your soaps and detergents. This includes your body soaps, body wash, lotions, creams, and even your laundry detergent. Many of these products can be filled with chemicals that are harmful to your skin and can cause dryness. It is recommended to utilize natural products as much as possible and limit your skin’s contact with potentially harmful chemicals.
What Treatments Are Available for Dry Skin?
So, prevention methods were unsuccessful… now what? Luckily there are many different ways that you can treat dry skin. However, some treatment methods, if the wrong product is utilized, could result in more damage. Let’s take a closer look at what treatments are available and which ones should be avoided!
Coconut oil, petroleum jelly, and oatmeal baths are all common ways in which people try to treat dry skin. Often times, these treatment methods are successful to some degree but do not get the root cause of dry skin but rather mask the symptoms. Nourishing your skin with antioxidants and omega-3s along with limiting your skin’s exposure to harmful chemicals and even water can help to treat dry skin if it arises.
CBD Offers Substantial Efficacy in Treating Dry Skin
Our favorite way to prevent and relieve dry skin, of course, lies in one of the most hempsational plants known to man, cannabis! Within this plant, there is a compound known as CBD that may offer substantial benefits for not only treating but also preventing dry skin. Let’s take a closer look at what the science has to say!
- CBD may counteract the damage done by free radicals
- CBD may improve moisture retention
- CBD may promote oil production which can help in managing dry skin
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