Dryness – What is it?

What Causes Dryness of the Skin?

Dryness of the skin is a common skin problem that occurs when not enough moisture is present in the epidermis or outer layer of the skin. Dry skin can become itchy, flaky and irritated. If left untreated, skin can become scaly and cracked.

Our skin contains natural oils which help in retaining moisture, excess bathing or using harsh soaps and detergents can strip the skin of these necessary oils. Cold weather can also play a role in developing dryness by causing water to evaporate out of the skin.

Sometimes the appearance of chronic dry skin is part of another skin disease. Common such conditions are ichthyosis vulgaris, where you get fine flaky skin all over your body and atopic dermatitis otherwise known as eczema.

Dryness in the skin can be easily remedy provided one has the patience for daily maintenance. Please see our treatment video for more information.