Why do we get Dry skin?
When we feel our skin is dry, the skin feels overly tight. After bathing, it may indicate excess removal of water and natural skin oils. One common factor causing dry skin is frequent application of harsh soaps. Is it your soap? Is it just a case of dehydration? Is it a medication that you are on? There are many reasons.
Do you have dry skin?
Healthy skin doesn’t need any moisturiser, at all. So, if you NEED a moisturiser once or more times a day, you might have dry skin.
Dry skin isn’t usually serious, but it can be uncomfortable and unsightly. Also, it can be a message from the internal organs for early help. If left unattended, it might end up in more serious condition.
More serious dry skin conditions — an inherited group of disorders called ichthyosis — can sometimes be disfiguring and upsetting. Fortunately, most dry skin is caused by environmental factors that can be at least partially controlled. These factors include hot or cold weather, low humidity, and soaking in hot water.
You can do a lot on your own to improve your skin, including using moisturisers and avoiding harsh, drying soaps. Chronic or severe skin problems may require evaluation by a doctor who specialises in skin (An Ayurvedic Doctor for example).
Dry skin is often temporary — you get it only in winter, for example — but it may be a lifelong condition. Signs and symptoms of dry skin depend on your age, your health, where you live, your lifestyle, the health of your internal organ, time spent outdoors and the cause of the problem. Dry skin is likely to cause one or more of the following:
- A feeling of skin tightness, especially after showering, bathing or swimming
- Skin that feels and looks rough
- Itching (pruritus)
- Slight to severe flaking, scaling or peeling
- Fine lines or cracks
- Gray, ashy skin
- Deep cracks that may bleed
When to see a doctor:
Most cases of dry skin respond well to lifestyle and home remedies. Ayurvedic doctors specialise in nutrition and a scientific understanding of the body and its functions. Overall wellness is achieved through personalised consideration and consistent application. This is the best method to optimise life and wellness.
See your Ayurvedic doctor if:
- Your skin doesn’t improve in spite of your best efforts
- Dry skin is accompanied by redness
- Dryness and itching interfere with sleeping
- You have open sores or infections from scratching
- You have large areas of scaling or peeling skin
What’s the remedy for dry skin?
Let’s list the cause and remedy.
- General – Sorion Cream Moisturiser.
- Dehydration – Sip more water.
- Lack of oils – Make sure you have sufficient oils in your diet and you digest it. Self-massage with a suitable oil a few minutes before a shower, while in a warm room.
- Too cold – Exercise to sweat with extra layers.
- Organ issues – Talk to your local Ayurveda doctor.
- Not sweating enough – Wear layers, exercise regularly to produce good sweat.
Do you want to know more about keeping your skin supple and fresh?
Just contact us for an individual consultation. We are here to help.