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Dry skin is a very common problem that is usually of little concern. Avoiding it helps to maintain the skin's beauty and especially, its health.
It is so nice to have soft, supple and radiant skin. Beyond esthetic considerations, skin acts as a protective barrier, so it is important that it remain healthy. Dry skin results from the deterioration of the skin's natural barrier that keeps it hydrated.
Anyone can have dry skin at some point, and this is true at any age. However, as you age, skin tends to get dehydrated more easily. This can be explained by various changes, such as slower skin cell renewal, among other things.
Dry skin is sometimes accompanied by other symptoms such as itching, tingling or tightness, redness and desquamation (scaling). In extreme cases, the skin's integrity may be compromised (e.g., fissures or chafing). Dry skin can worsen certain skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
Dry skin can be attributed to several factors, including some linked to lifestyle. Here are some examples:
certain medications (e.g., diuretics, products against acne, chemotherapy agents, etc.)
You can take care of your skin every day in a multitude of ways. Here are some simple and healthy habits to adopt to keep your skin well hydrated.
Speak to your pharmacist if you have any questions about the prevention and treatment of dry skin.
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