Dry skin is a common skin problem found in both men and women worldwide. In this problem, the skin of the patient becomes excessively dry, and there can be itching, scaling and cracking due to the same. There can be diverse reasons due to which one can get dry skin. People with naturally dry skin can also experience these issues. However, people with oily skin can develop the issue of dry skin due to several reasons. It can develop in any part of the body, but mostly on legs, arms and hands.
Sign and Symptoms
- Feeling of skin tightness
- Fine lines and cracks
- Deep cracks with bleeding
- Gray skin
- Rough skin
- Itching after bathing or swimming
If the issue is in the basic stage, then you can use moisturizer daily to get rid of the same.
Causes and Risk
Weather is one of the main factors that trigger this issue. Winter is the dry season, and it can cause dry skin to anybody. Heating from fire place or heater can cause lack of humidity in the room which can cause dry skin. Hot bath and shower can cause the same too.
An older adult is generally more prone to this problem than the young adults. If you have other skin issues like eczema, then you can have higher risks to get dry skin.
Treatment and Management
Your doctor can suggest a treatment plan for dry skin as per your condition. It can include moisturizing lotions, ointments, and some oral pills as well.