Facial Skin Care

What causes dry skin?

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What causes dry skin?

Dry skin can appear anywhere on your body, from your scalp all the way down to the soles of your feet. The cause of the dryness could be any one of these factors.

  • Age is a natural cause that impacts the moisture levels in our skin. Usually, after we hit middle age (40+) we may start to notice our skin looking as hydrated as it used to be and feeling not as soft.
  • Environmental factors like weather changes, especially in winter when our skin is more likely to be dry.
  • Chemicals or strong detergents that we encounter or work within our jobs can negatively impact the protective mantle in our skin, and strip our skin of natural oils. Even the chlorine in pools can dry out our skin.
  • Health issues such as diabetes, psoriasis, eczema, or other medical conditions can plague our bodies, and impact the condition of our skin.
  • Medications can also play a role in causing dry skin. It’s a good idea to talk with your doctor about how to best deal with dry skin if it’s due to medications.

How does dry skin impact your life?

Having dry skin can be a source of stress for most of us. It can increase the time we need to care for ourselves, add additional costs, make us feel uncomfortable, and impact our self-esteem. This can be especially problematic if the dry skin is moderate to severe and in multiple parts of our body, or very visible like on your face.

Dry skin on your face

When the skin on your face is dry, it can be particularly annoying and literally irritating. Our faces are the most seen parts of our body and visible at all times. If your facial skin is very dry it can require a significant amount of extra care and attention to try to improve hydration. Sometimes what seems to no avail. Loss of moisture and elasticity can become a big concern, especially as you age or if you have health concerns. Ignoring the problem and thinking will improve is not the best solution and likely to just make things worse. The skin on your face is particularly sensitive and susceptible to damage. This makes having a regular skin care routine before and after makeup important if you want to look and feel your best.

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Moira is a contributor for Your Brand Of Beauty and founder of Lead-Her-Ship Group, a content strategy and marketing company. She writes for various top-tier digital publications and business blogs. Moira is a mom, sister, friend, business professional, passionate about beauty & wellness, especially for women and men over 40. Her connection to beauty and wellness started way back at the beginning of her career as a trained hair stylist with certifications in esthetics.

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