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Learn about Dry Skin

Aging skin and menopause can worsen dry skin

Dry Skin Care

What is Dry Skin?

You may have experienced dry skin during the cold, dry winter season.

'Dry skin' is lacking water, humectants and fats.

Dry Skin Care

Learn How to Treat Dry Skin

Treating dry skin involves cleansing, moisturizing and caring for your skin every day.

For cleansing, try a gentle face cleanser such as an oil cleanser.

For moisturization, choose a moisturizer that contains emollients, humectants and occlusives.

Dry skin must be protected from the external elements.

During the daytime, dry skin can be protected by using sunscreen and sunblock to protect against UV damage and sunlight.

Dry skin can also be protected by using an occlusive to form a protective film that prevents moisture loss from the skin.

Following a dry skin-friendly routine can improve dry skin.

How to Treat Dry Skin

Dry Aging Skin

What is Aging Skin?

As you age, your skin barrier becomes weaker, there is a reduction in skin moisture, a reduction in skin lipids, and an increase in skin surface pH levels.

Dry Aging Skin

Learn about Dry Aging Skin

Dry skin is a common skin condition in older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging. 

Dry aging skin is lacking water, fats and humectants.

As you age, several changes in your skin occurs, making you more susceptible to dry skin. 

1. Your skin barrier is more permeable

2. Reduction in skin hydration

3. Reduction in skin lipids and fats

4. Increase in skin surface pH

As you age, your skin barrier becomes weaker, there is a reduction in skin moisture and lipids, and an increase in skin surface pH levels.

What is Dry Aging Skin?

Dry Aging Skin and Menopause

Can Menopause Cause Dry Skin?

Menopause can cause dry skin and worsen dry skin symptoms.

Dry Aging Skin

Learn How Menopause Causes Dry Skin

Your skin changes during menopause.

You may notice that your skin feels dry and itchy, or you may begin to see more fine lines and wrinkles.

Menopause can cause dry skin and worsen dry skin symptoms.

During menopause, your ovaries stop producing the hormone estrogen.

Estrogen-deficient skin becomes thin and has a decrease in barrier function.

Estrogen-deficient skin has a loss of moisture and moisture-holding substances, called humectants. Estrogen-deficient skin also has a loss of sebum and a decline in fatty acids that are found naturally in the skin barrier. 

Menopause has a clear impact on the skin and common skin conditions.

Menopause and Dry Skin

Skin Barrier Repair

What is Your Skin Barrier?

Your skin barrier is what you can see and touch on the surface of your body.

Skin Barrier Repair

Learn About Skin Barrier Repair

To prevent dry skin, you must protect your skin barrier, including your skin's moisture barrier and lipid barrier.

To protect you skin's moisture barrier, try drinking water, use a humidifier, use a moisturizer with humectants, protect your skin from wind, cold weather and sun exposure, and always wear sunscreen or sunblock, especially when you go outside.

The surface of your skin is covered by a layer of beneficial fats, including epidermal lipids and sebum.

These natural fats and lipids help to lubricate and coat your skin cells and nourish your skin.

To protect and repair your lipid barrier, use emollients for dry skin such as carrier oils rich in linoleic acid.

Skin Barrier Repair