Avoid dry skin condition in cold and dry weather

Dry skin isn't usually serious. In most cases it's caused by factors like hot or cold weather, low moisture in the air, and soaking in hot water. There are a lot of things you can do to improve your skin, including using skin care products like moisturisers , skin oil, balms and avoiding harsh, drying soaps. However in some cases the dry skin condition persists or is particularly severe.

Dry skin is likely to cause one or more of the following symptoms:

  • A feeling of skin tightness

  • Skin that feels and looks rough

  • Slight to severe flaking, scaling or peeling

  • Fine lines or cracks

  • Itchiness

  • Redness

  • Deep cracks that may bleed

Dry skin condition is quite a common skin problem and anyone can get it. However there is a higher risk of developing a dry skin condition if you:

  • Are aged in your 40s or older. The risk increases with age — more than 50 percent of older adults have dry skin.

  • Live in dry, cold or low-humidity climates.

  • Have a job that requires you to immerse your skin in water, such as nursing.

  • Swim frequently in chlorinated pools.

How to avoid or improve dry skin condition?

  • Use moisturiser and skin oil to lock the moisture in the skin

  • Limit water exposure, especial a prolonged hot shower.

  • Avoid using skin drying soaps and harsh cleansers

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