Dry Skin Causes and Remedies: The Ultimate Guide


Dry Skin Causes and Remedies: The Ultimate Guide

Living with dry skin is extremely uncomfortable. Some people naturally have dry skin. Others develop dry skin due to environmental factors. You may experience dryness on just about any part of your body, but the most common areas affected are the arms, legs, and abdominal area.
By understanding some of the top causes of dry skin you can avoid and treat this condition.

Dry Skin Causes

Many conditions can cause dry skin, but here is a list of the most frequent causes of dry skin:

Dry skin can affect anyone at any age, during any time of the year. If you’ve identified any of the above causes affecting you, you’re one step closer to figuring out how to improve your skin quality.

Treatments for Dry Skin

The following dry skin remedies can alleviate the condition. You may need to make just a few changes in your life to make a huge difference. As always, you should also consult with a medical professional.

Change Your Washing Rituals

Avoid excess washing since it depletes the skin’s natural oils:

Moisturize Your Skin

This will put some moisture back into your skin:

Increase Hydration

These tips will help you hydrate your body, from the inside out:

Maintain a Balanced Diet

A balanced diet provides vital nutrients to the skin.

Avoid these foods altogether if possible:

Other Dry Skin Remedies

These remedies should take care of most dry skin conditions. If not, it is advisable to see a doctor.

Dry Skin Causes and Remedies: What if the Dry Skin Persists?

If you occasionally experience dry skin, it can easily be managed by making the above changes to your lifestyle. But if you have a condition such as dermatitis, you need to seek medical treatment. Without treatment, it will only get worse.

Dry and itchy skin isn’t something you should have to live with. If your dry skin persists, seek medical help! If you need further treatment or have any questions, contact Dr. Payal Bhandari M.D. at Advanced Health in San Francisco.

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Dr. Payal Bhandari Dr. Payal Bhandari M.D. is a leading practitioner of integrative and functional medicine in San Francisco.

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