Dry skin can be itchy. Dry skin can be painful. Dry skin can be annoying. And now that winter is settling in upon us, dry skin will be common. So how do we fight it? How do we keep our skin soft, smooth, and free of irritation over the course of a cold winter season?
What is Dry Skin?
The first thing we need to know about dry skin, is what is actually happening. Our skin is made up of three different layers. The Epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous fat. The epidermis is the outer layer that we see and touch. When everything is working well, our skin cells reproduce quickly and efficiently to replace the epidermis with new cells every four to six weeks.
Older skin cells are shed from the surface of the skin naturally.
However, when our skin cells do not have enough water to function properly, collections of dead skin cells are not shed from the surface as easily. This is what makes dry skin have that patchy look.
What Causes Dry Skin?
Several things can cause the symptoms of dry skin, but it all comes down to a lack of moisture for our skin cells to draw upon. This lack of moisture can be for any number of reasons, both internal and external.
Internally, it could be our diet, not getting enough water to drink or eating too much sugar. It could be our age. As we age, the skins ability to retain moisture becomes weaker, and our skin dries out much more easily. It could also be a symptom of a more serious problem like kidney dysfunction. But more likely, our skin is suffering from external factors.
Externally, our skin is subject to the elements. The wind and sun together can quickly dry the skin. The humidity in the air (or the lack thereof) can cause our skin to consistently dry out without our intervention. Hot showers perhaps surprisingly will dry out our skin. Harsh soaps and anti-bacterial cleansers will also draw moisture out, leaving us with that too familiar feeling of dry irritation.
How to Combat Dry Skin
Dry skin has two problems. The first is the lack of moisture. The second is the build-up of dead skin cells on the surface.
To combat the first issue, we can do a few different things. Drinking enough water during the day is a big help, but it is not the only step to take. The next thing we need is a moisturizing routine to rejuvenate the skin.
Rostoplasc Anti-Wrinkle Toner will clean away dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It does not use irritating or harsh chemicals, allowing you to feel safe when using it daily.
Rostoplasc Daytime Face Cream is an all-natural product that penetrates and restores the skin from the deepest layers of the skin. It will lock in moisture during the day.