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How Does Fall Weather Affect Your Dry Skin?

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12 Causes of Dry Skin - Environmental and Genetic

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

Dry skin is common during the cold, dry, winter months.

Dry skin can be caused by cold weather, low humidity, UV radiation, harsh soaps, chlorine exposure, hot water, and aging.

Dry skin can also be caused by genetic factors such as FLG mutations, and disease states - malnutrition, eczema, diabetes and hypothyroidism.

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What is Oil Cleansing? Dry Skin Care

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

Oil cleansers are oil-based cleansers that contains plant seed oils.

Oil cleansers can effectively remove daily dirt, skin debris, makeup and sunscreen.

Oil cleansers are packed with nutrient-rich oils and leave your skin feeling healthy and nourished. Oil cleansers leave your dry feeling clean, soft, and plump.

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What is the Acid Mantle of Your Skin Barrier? How Does it Protect You?

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

The term acid mantle describes the acidic nature of the outer skin barrier.

The pH of the skin barrier is slightly acidic, in the range 4.5 to 6.5.

Maintaining skin pH is important, as skin pH influences skin barrier homeostasis, stratum corneum integrity and cohesion, and antimicrobial defense.

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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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