- Skin that is dry, itchy, and scaly, especially on the arms and legs
- Skin that feels tight, especially after bathing
- White, flaky skin
- Red or pink irritated skin
- Fine cracks on the skin
Effects / Causes
- Aging of skin
- Drinking less water
- Bathing too frequently
- Taking baths or showers using excessively hot water
- Living in areas with cold, dry winters
- Extended sun exposure
- Vigorous towel-drying
Regularly using moisturizers prescribed by our expert dermatologist on the skin. Usually, an oil-based cream is more effective at holding in moisture than a water-based cream.
Topical moisturisers,emollients application on skin daily.
Yes dryness is first marker of aging sign.Injection of Hyaluronic acid intraepidermal/dermal helps relieve dryness in targeted area, eg face dryness treated by injection restylane vital filler, juvederm fillers,etc.
Certain diseases like diabetes, hyperthyroidism, psoriasis and malnutrition can be associated.
Yes. Dryness is a common adverse effect of many oral drugs like amlodipine, clobetasol, acne medications like isotretinoin and cholesterol lowering drugs like statins.
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