Dry skin is a common skin condition that is characterized by lack of the right amount of moisture in the epidermis. Older people are typically more prone to dry skin that younger and usually in areas such as the arms, hands, face, and particularly lower legs, and is strongly affected by ambient humidity.

When the skin's fatty oils are removed, the skin loses its protection and loses moisture easily. As skin becomes dry, it also may become more sensitive and prone to rashes and skin breakdown.

Dry skin can be mild and last a few days, or severe that lasts longer and is an issue. Without treatment, dry skin may become irritated and result in a red rash. Symptoms include skin tightness and/or itching. External factors, such as cold or dry air and winter weather significantly affect the severity of skin dryness.

Treatment:

·         Avoid industrial type and facial cleansers. If there are no pathological issues, the problem can be usually resolved easily using natural cosmetic soap produced by the cold saponification method. The Calendula - Chamomile soap of Sapoon is specially designed for dry skin and eczema treatment, based on a balanced combination of cosmetic oils.

 ·         Use natural cosmetic oils after bathing for natural skin nourishment, hydration and repair.

 ·         Avoid excessive consumption of sweets and alcohol. Drink water frequently.

 ·         Enrich your diet with foods that are rich in Ω3 and Ω6 fatty acids, such as nuts, fish and green vegetables.

Sometimes dry skin can also be due to pathological issues, such as hypothyroidism, iron deficiency, atopic dermatitis or ichthyosis. Extreme dry skin conditions should be treated by a dermatologist. 

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