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Symptoms of Dry Skin vs. Very Dry Skin

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

Dry skin has a wide spectrum of symptoms - from mild dryness and flaking to severe itching, redness and pain.

Very dry skin is a severe type of dry skin, with skin barrier damage and inflammation, leading to red, irritated, itchy skin.

If you have dry skin, your may require a dermatologist to prescribe medications.

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How Does A Humidifier Help Your Dry Skin?

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

Low humidity levels can worsen symptoms of dry skin.

Dry skin appears dry, rough, and may scale and flake. It may also show premature signs of aging, like surface wrinkles and loss of elasticity.

When levels of humidity fall to 30% or below, home occupants begin to feel thermal discomfort.

Using a humidifier in your home can increase humidity levels, and improve symptoms of dry skin.

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Sun Damage During The Fall. Should You Still Wear Sunscreen? Yes

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

Ultraviolet (UV) exposure from sunlight can damage dry skin.

Fall weather can worsen dry skin.

UV exposure from the sun is still a concern during the fall months in Canada and proper sunscreen or sunblock should be worn, especially when spending time outdoors.

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How Does Fall Weather Affect Your Dry Skin?

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

Fall weather can lead to dry and dehydrated skin.

Cold temperatures, low humidity, wind and sunlight can dry your skin and damage your skin barrier.

Dry and dehydrated skin appears rough, and may scale and flake. It may also show premature signs of aging, like surface wrinkles and loss of elasticity.

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Dry Skin vs. Dehydrated Skin

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

You may have experienced dry skin or dehydrated skin during the cold, winter months.

Dry or dehydrated skin appears dry, rough, and may scale and flake. It may also show premature signs of aging, like surface wrinkles and loss of elasticity.

Dry skin and dehydrated skin both develop from a lack of water and water-holding substances in the skin, called humectants. However, dry skin is also lacking fats, that are found naturally in the skin, and these essential fats can be re-introduced through skincare products and dietary changes.

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