Dehydrated skin is a condition where the skin has limited or a lack of moisture in the intracellular system of the skin. Skin dehydration can be problematic all year round. Your skin is more susceptible to dehydration in the winter due to aggressive environmental factors. It is very important to monitor the signs and symptoms regularly to treat it when needed. Age, location and amount of time spent outside are all factors that can impact the condition of your skin.
What Causes Dehydrated Skin?
Skin dehydration can happen for several different reasons. The most common is from environmental factors, including heating and air conditioning in the home during the winter and summer months. Humidity is good for the skin, because it provides moisture. When you run your furnace, it reduces the amount of moisture in the air inside your home. There also is less humidity in the outside air during winter months. Other factors in skin dehydration may include saunas, wind, pollution, illness, certain medications and smoking.
What are the Symptoms of Dehyrdated Skin?
Signs and symptoms of skin dehydration are similar to a sunburn. The skin can feel tight and you may feel a burning sensation. It will often get irritated and has a lesser ability to heal. The skin sometimes gets flaky and shows dry lines. The texture of the skin will be rough and will not look smooth anymore. A very common sign of dehydrated skin is extreme itching, which can even become painful.
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