Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It can occur for a variety of reasons. You might have naturally dry skin. But even if your skin tends to be oily, you can develop dry skin from time to time.
As we grow older, our skin barrier deteriorates, and we lose more water through our skin surface.
Urban environments exposes us constantly to dust, aerosol chemicals, or cosmetic products.
Smoking, use of cosmetics, wrong choice of skincare products can strip the skin of natural oils, and also reduce its natural moisture content.
Constant exposure, and daily air-conditioning in low humidity offices, especially in tropical climate like Singapore’s can dry out the skin.
Eczema, hypothyroidism, and even diabetes have been known to cause skin changes that can lead to drying out of our skin.
Lack of fluid intake, low intake of essential nutrients from a balanced diet can reduce skin health through dehydration, slow down repair of skin barrier, etc.
If not taken care of properly, dry skin can become a chronic issue and lead to: