Causes and remedies for dry skin in winter

In winter, due to the weather, all of us have more or less dry skin as well as various problems. So at this time the government takes extra care and care for the skin.

Winter is gone, dry nature, cold wind blowing outside. In winter, our skin also becomes dry. Due to this the skin loses its natural moisture. In addition, dry and cold air and increased dust can make the skin dirty and rough. So extra care is needed. Otherwise, various problems may occur on the skin. Dr. Ajmal Hospital’s Dermatology Consultant Dr. wrote about skin care in winter. Sheikh Arifur Rahman.

Reasons why the skin is dry: In

  • In our country, winter is basically a dry season. Nature loses its moisture under the influence of cold winds this season. At the same time, our skin cannot retain enough moisture. As a result, the skin becomes dry.
  • Older people, especially those over the age of 40, have a genetic predisposition to oily and sweaty skin, which can lead to dryness of the skin.
  • Bathing or swimming in excess alkaline or chlorinated water.
  • Excessive smoking or alcohol consumption can lead to dry skin.
  • Due to lack of vitamins ‘A’ and ‘B’.
  • If you are deficient in carbs, zinc or fatty acids.
  • People with atopic dermatitis or allergic eczema have dry skin.
  • Excessive dandruff problems or psoriasis cause dryness of the skin.
  • Due to some medicine, diabetes, thyroid hormonal complications.
  • Dry skin can also occur if you suddenly become very ill or from crash dieting.
  • Also due to some habits, such as frequent hand washing, frequent bathing, arbitrary use of alkaline soap dries the skin.

In order to keep the skin healthy in winter,

  • regular moisturizer should be used every day. Moisturizer should be used especially after bathing.
  • Drink plenty of water. Wear soft cotton clothes as well.
  • Do not use extra hot water.
  • The face and head should not be washed with extra hot water. Excessive hot water damages the follicles of the facial skin. The result is dryness of the skin.
  • Mixing a few drops of jojoba oil in the bath water helps to retain the moisture of the skin.
  • The use of urea or petroleum moisturizers helps to keep the palms of the hands and feet moist.
  • Salicylic acid lotion should be used regularly.

If you follow the tips, it is possible to keep the skin moist easily.

  • After bathing, use moisturizer while the body is wet.
  • Repeatedly rinse your face with water.
  • Limit the use of hot water.
  • Mixing glycerin with coconut oil or olive oil at night maintains skin moisture.
  • Bathing with water mixed with neem leaves or alum can prevent bacterial infections on dry skin.
  • Dry lips should not be wet with repeated tongue.

Even after proper and adequate skin care, if the skin loses its moisture, redness, itching or blackening, it looks dirty, then there must be some problem or disease in your skin. So if something like that, you must consult a dermatologist without delay.

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