Otherwise known as Xeroderma, dry skin is an extremely common and annoying skin condition.
Most common during the cold winter months, dry skin happens when the skin loses too much moisture for the skin to be healthy. Repeated hand washing with harsh soaps can be a contributing factor.
Dry Skin Facts:
Left Unchecked, Dry Skin Could Lead to Complications
On its own, dry skin is an annoyance that makes our day a little more uncomfortable. But if left alone without treatment dry skin could be just the start of something worse. Our skin needs moisture to help it fight off irritants and infection. Dry skin is quicker to crack, and can leave us even more vulnerable. In the worst case, our skin may be warning us of an underlying issue such as diabetes or kidney disease.
Dry Skin Is Much More Common In Our Old Age.
As we grow older, the epidermal layer begins to thin out. Our skins cell reproduction slows down, and the natural ability to retain moisture is hampered as a result of these changes. So while the thin skin of our lips will almost certainly be the first to dry out in winter while we are young, we will start to notice our hands, feet, legs and arms experiencing the same dry irritations as we grow older.
Hands and Feet Are More Susceptible.
The lipid fat cells underneath the skin in most of our body are not as prevalent in the extremities. The skin in our hands and feet is also much thinner to accommodate the sense of touch. Frequent hand washing can also contribute significantly to the drying out of our skin in the hands. Carrying a moisturizer for the hands is always a good idea if you are experiencing frequent bouts of dry skin.
Dry Skin Care – Treating Dry Skin
Rostoplasc nightly creams and daily moisturizers are a great way to treat dry irritated skin. If you are experiencing dry skin around the eyes or mouth, feel free to use Rostoplasc products there. There are no irritants or chemicals that would make it dangerous for you to do so. While using moisturizers and creams, it is always important to massage the creams into the skin to maximize the retention of nutrients.
How to Do a Special Facial Massage
Massage of the facial area
Put cream on the palm of your hands and apply it on your face and around your eyes and eyelids. Begin massaging your forehead. Make zig-zag movements with both hands, from the eyebrows towards your hair, massaging in both horizontal and vertical lines. Then make circular motions starting at the base of your nose and moving towards the temples.
Massage around the eyes
Press slightly around your eyes, carefully since it is a sensitive area. Begin at the base of your nose and massage clockwise with circular motions. If some cream gets into your eyes it is perfectly fine since it is an organic cream. It will not irritate the eyes, and may be used during the day or at night.
Massage of the nose
Massage the sides of your nose with the middle finger and then press slightly in a gentle upward movement.
Massage of the cheeks
Begin at the corners of the mouth and on the side of the nose, and from the chin towards the temples with circular movements. Then massage vigorously with your fists, in a circular motion, and clockwise on the cheek bones, 7-10 times. Then you may use tapping and slapping, pinching and caressing, etc. (Cheeks are hard and will not move). Remember, deeply massage the cheeks.
Massage of the neckline
Alternate hands, starting under the ears and moving towards the neckline, where you massage downwards, not upwards. If you massage upwards you will cause the appearance of a double chin. Make circular movements from right to left on your neckline, to increase blood flow to the heart. People with skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, rosacea, and open lesions, should benefit from massage, since it increases the blood flow and prevents coagulation in certain areas, which may cause skin to redden or darken and itch. Scratching may lead to bleeding. For example, massage may heal acne infections, since blood flow prevents the spreading of germs.
NOTE: The use of electrical massaging devices is not recommended, as they are dangerous. It is best to use the hands for massaging the skin.