What Causes Dry Skin?

What Causes Dry SkinWhen it comes to skin types, it seems that for the most part, we always want that skin type that we don’t have i.e. oily-skinned teens pile on products to dry their skin to prevent breakouts, while mature women slather on cold creams and moisturizers to make their skin resemble a teenager’s.  People have the opportunity to protect their skin from the harsh rays of the sun by using adequate sunscreen, yet often leave it unprotected to get a tan, thus creating skin that resembles shoe leather and risking skin cancer down the road.

If there were not a wide variety of skin types, the grocery stores and cosmetic counters would not be burgeoned with creams that promise rejuvenation, renewal and skin as soft and smooth as a baby’s bottom.

There is a fix for dry skin, if it is age that you are battling, and it comes in the form of spa treatments which provide the humidity that skin craves.  These treatments open the pores to permit moisturizing products to work their magic.
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Tips For Preventing Dry Skin

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There are many things that can cause skin to become dry and cracked especially throughout the cold, winter months. With some quick and easy daily routines you will be well on your way to keeping the dry and cracked skin at bay. Your dermatologist in Millburn will also be able to help you with tips specific to your skin type.

Staying Hydrated

Drinking at least eight glasses of water per day is not only good for your overall health but it also keeps your skin hydrated. If you are an extremely active person, you should drink even more to replenish the fluids that you are losing in your workouts. Refraining from drinking certain liquids is also a good idea when you are considering keeping yourself hydrated. Caffeine and alcohol also quickly dehydrate you leaving your skin without the proper hydration. Drinking soda and alcohol causes your body to pull extra fluids from wherever it can to make up for what it uses to process the soda and alcohol. Continue reading “Tips For Preventing Dry Skin”