During the winter and spring months, you spend a lot more time indoors in climate controlled environments. When buildings or vehicles are climate controlled, i.e. producing heat, it can severely dry out the air in the environment. This dryness is the biggest contributing factor to dry skin.
It is very important that you protect yourself from dry skin. Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It protects all of your other organs and your musculoskeletal system. Your skin may just seem to be there, but it is there to protect you; and, in turn, you should protect it. Here are three other reasons to protect yourself from dry skin.
Risk of Infection
Dry skin is itchy skin. Even if you do not scratch, dry skin can crack and break open causing open sores on your body. These open sores are very prone to infection. This is partly due to the fact that your hands are often covered in bacteria, and you are more likely to scratch or rub dry skin when there is an open sore.
Risk of Dermatitis
If you have chronic dry skin that is left untreated, it could lead to acute dermatitis, or eczema. This skin condition is characterized as a rough, red rash that is extremely itchy. If you get dermatitis, you may need to see a dermatologist in order to get it treated.
The appearance of your skin says a lot about you as a person. It can also tell your age. Chronic dry skin is one of the leading causes of accelerated aging, especially lines and wrinkles that can form. Your skin cannot produce enough collagen when it is dehydrated, and because of that you are more likely to see new lines and wrinkles when your skin is very dry.
If you have dry skin, there are some ways that you can combat it. Moisturizers for the face are highly recommended. For the rest of your body, Cellquest Topical Gel is a great way to nourish and hydrate your skin.