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Dry skin: effects of winter or disease!

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Dry skin
As soon as the winter started, the skin started getting dry, you must have noticed. As water vapor in the air decreases in winter, it absorbs water from the skin, which makes the skin dry and rough.

In addition to climate change, skin can be dry and rough for a variety of reasons. In medical terms, it is called xerosis. This is a problem that can affect almost all ages. It is more common in both hands, feet, and abdomen.

The epidermis of the skin has a layer called the stratum corneum. It covers our body a lot like polythene. This layer of water helps to keep the skin smooth and prevents harmful substances from entering the body. If this layer is damaged for any reason, the water holding capacity decreases, and the problem is created.

As water vapor in the air decreases with the change of seasons, water is absorbed from the skin and the skin becomes rough. This is the reason for the tendency of dry skin in winter. In addition, room heaters and air conditioners can reduce the water vapor in the room and make the skin dry.

The epidermis of the skin usually starts getting thinner in the fifties. As a result, the skin also becomes dry and rough. People over the age of 60 are more affected. This problem starts to appear after the menopause of women.

Direct sunlight can cause dry skin in any season. This is because the sun's heat dries out the skin's water and oil.

Soaps, cleansers, and detergents absorb water and oil from the skin while cleaning dirt from the skin. The more alkaline they are, the more oil and water they absorb.

Due to some diseases in the body, the water holding capacity of the skin decreases, and the skin becomes rough. If there are skin diseases like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, ichthyosis, the skin becomes rough.

However, in these cases, in addition to roughness, itching, skin rash, skin inflammation, and scaling may appear as symptoms. In addition, kidney disease, malnutrition, and vitamin (A / E) deficiency can lead to rough skin.

Dry skin can be a side effect of some medications.

To get rid of dry skin in winter in general, try to follow the rules:

1. Take a short bath in lukewarm water.

2. Rinse the body gently with water while bathing, never rubs the body.

3. Use soaps and cleansers as little as possible and choose them according to skin type.

4. Use a moisturizer on the body after bathing.

5. If necessary, use a humidifier inside the room.

6. Drink plenty of water.

7. Put oily fish on the food list.

8. Consult a doctor if necessary to choose a soap cleanser and moisturizer.

If you do not get rid of dry and rough skin after following the rules properly, then be sure to consult a specialist.

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