Dry Skin: What To Know, The Risk Factors And Remedies

Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It can occur for a variety of reasons.

Dry skin can affect any part of your body. It commonly affects hands, arms, and legs. You might have naturally dry skin. But even if your skin tends to be oily, you can develop dry skin from time to time. Dry skin can affect anyone.

But some risk factors raise your chances of developing dry skin, including:

AGE: Older adults are more likely to develop dry skin. As you age, your pores naturally produce less oil, raising your risk of dry skin.

MEDICAL HISTORY: You’re more likely to experience eczema or allergic contact dermatitis if you have a history of these conditions or other allergic diseases in your family.

SEASON: Dry skin is more common during the fall and winter months when humidity levels are relatively low. In the summer, higher levels of humidity help stop your skin from drying out.

BATHING HABITS: Taking frequent baths or washing with very hot water raises your risk of having a dry skin.

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