In previous post, Wintertime Dry Skin, I described what is dry skin. In this post, I would like to explain what dry skin can do to us.
Dry skin produces itching that may and can be severe. The itching itself can stop us from sleeping, concentrating, and many other daily activities. Our human instinct is if we itch, we scratch the spot/part of the body without thinking right? When there is dry skin, rubbing or scratching can create rough patches of skin.
The effect of scratching creates skin to crack, especially in common areas such as hands and feet.Also it may create red spots, which can hurt/burn. When dry skin becomes extremely severe, yellow crusts/pus may appear because of a bacterial infection is developing. When this occurs, please contact your doctor or dermatologist.
You may wondering, will I get dry skin every winter? The answer is no, it is common to get dry skin in winter, but how severe it becomes it is upto you. Dry skin results when there is not enough water in the outer part of our skin to function properly.
Since in winter time, we tend to bundle up, wear multi-layer of clothes, and make sure we stay warm from the cold, we make our skin “dry” since there is no air that freely seeps in and out from our clothing, unlike in summer time.
in my next post I’ll share how to treat dry skin and later I also want to provide what I use, so if you do want them for your beauty care that is also an open option for you!