Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Home Remedy for Dry Skin

Ordinary dry skin is also known as xerosis. Although this kind of skin condition is usually not serious it can be uncomfortable and unsightly. The process of drying the skin is turning healthy cells into shriveled cells thus creating wrinkles. The more serious type of dry skin conditions associated with genetics in origin is called ichthyosis.

Causes of Dry Skin

  • Excessive bathing
  • long-term use of air conditioning or central heating
  • exposure to hot or cold weather with low humidity levels

Symptoms of Dry Skin

  • Redness
  • Rough Skin
  • Skin tightness
  • Itching (pruritus)
  • Fine lines or cracks
  • Flaking, scaling or peeling
  • shrunken or dehydrated skin
  • Deep fissures that may bleed

Treatment / Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Severe or chronic dry skin problems may require a dermatologist's attention for it may cause by some underlying illness.

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