What you need to know about dry skin

Everything you need to know about dry skin

Dry skin is a common problem for so many people around the world, and it is no different here in the United Kingdom. It can be especially problematic, particularly on the heel area of the foot. It can also come about on people’s wrists, but it is not to be confused with eczema. What is the best option out there for dry skin treatment though?

What happens when my dry skin is not treated?

If dry skin treatment is not done properly then it can build up and become hard, this causes a lot of pain and is not like to look at. Appearance can be the last of your worries when it comes to dry skin. Sore and uncomfortable, it can actually be difficult to wear socks and shoes, leaving many people to feel embarrassed.

Dry skin on the feet can form corns and calluses, if it is left untreated. Don’t let dry skin affect your physical and mental state, you can get ahead of the game with circulation foot, leg and care. This is an ideal dry skin treatment if it is causing you a lot of pain.

What causes dry skin?

How does dry skin come about? It can sometimes just be a result of your body not retaining moisture. Take care to moisturize the most vulnerable parts of your body with expert moisture and cream. Dry skin leads to a certain vulnerability for some people, and can lead to the likelihood of that person suffering from atopic eczema. This is when your skin becomes red and itchy.

It can also be genetic, which may disappoint plenty of people, as if your parents suffer or suffered from atopic eczema, then you are likely to as well. However, it is not infectious and can be treated properly with certain creams. If you do have dry skin, then it is recommended that you do not replace any items on top of this. Examples include if you wear a watch, you may find that this will cause your eczema and dry skin to be exacerbated.

Other causes of dry skin include soaps, washing up liquids and detergents. If you’ve ever done the washing up without wearing gloves, you may find yourself experiencing dry skin. Other environmental factors which cause eczema include the weather changing from hot to cold, summer to winter, but also dust mites, pollen and mould.  

Food allergies are also a major cause of eczema, including eggs, cows’ milk and peanuts. These are the eight most common allergens, and skin rashes are one of the top symptoms of a food allergy. If you suspect that you may have a food allergy, then you must consult a doctor immediately, even if you think the symptoms are not harmful.

What other dry skin treatment is there?

If you are still struggling with dry skin but you think you have tried every treatment under the sun, then you may be looking at ways at preventing it in the first place. However, this is often easier said than done. Take a look below at just some of the top tips for relieving dry skin:

When showering or bathing

If your skin is dry and you are wanting to take a bath or a shower, make sure you close the bathroom door as this will help with skin moisture. You should never spend too long in the bath or the shower, this could be bad for your skin regardless of whether you are suffering from any skin conditions. Always use warm water rather than hot water, and do check the ingredients of the cleanser that you are using. Shampoo and body gel often are the cause of dry skin unfortunately.

Apply moisturiser immediately

This could become a routine habit for many of you. Ointments, creams and certain lotions work by trapping existing moisture in your skin, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. To get the best results to coping with your dry skin, make sure you apply your moisturiser almost immediately after washing. This will trap the moisture.

Cream works better than a lotion

Creams are far more effective than lotions. Read the ingredients carefully when selecting your moisturiser cream, and shea butter comes across as a recommended choice. Using ointments and creams can help no end, as many of our customers will testify to.

Wear gloves

This was touched upon earlier when washing up was mentioned. Leaving your skin untreated after do something that has required your hands to get wet leads to dry skin and rashes. Aside from the heel, the hands are probably one of the first places that people will notice dry skin. You can reduce your dry skin by wearing gloves. Being outdoors in the winter, performing tasks that require you to get your hands wet and also greasy tasks can often be identified as the cause of your dry skin.

If you are experiencing dry skin on your feet

Dry skin on the feet can be sore, uncomfortable and also difficult to get rid of. Due to foot skin being naturally drier, moisturising your foot with Pedosan foot cream could be a solution. Specially formulated as a dry skin treatment to keep skin nourished and moisturised, there are certain ingredients which help to effectively both dry and hard skin.

Camomile, cinnamon, mallow and arnica are all employed within the foot cream. Plus, this dry skin treatment can also help to heal cracked skin, soothing the sensitive area.

Easing the pain your dry skin is causing can be so rewarding, in a sense of both physically and mentally. Feel your own refreshing and reviving effect to get your feet in tip-top condition with Pedosan Foot Cream.

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