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Dry Skin

Dry skin," or Xeroderma is a condition involving the integumentary system, which in most cases can be treated safelywith emollients and moisturisers. Dry skin occurs most commonly on the scalp, lower legs, arms, the knuckles, the sides of the abdomen and thighs. Symptoms most associated with dry skin are scaling of the outer skin layer, itching and skin cracking.

Dry Skin in the Summer

Now, there is no denying that longer, warmer days are a very welcome change to the, let’s face it, horrendous cold weather we have had to suffer with this winter (and spring!), but with summer comes the unfortunate risk factor for skin. We’re afraid to admit the sun isn’t all fun and tans. It very often comes at quite a cost for our skin. Sunburn is the most well-known skin condition that appears thanks to the summer sun, but how much do you know about getting Dry Skin in the Summer? Why … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Dry Skin

Dry’ ‘itchy’ and ‘flaky’ are certainly not words you want to be using to describe your skin but sometimes, unfortunately, it is unavoidable. Or is it? How to prevent dry skin is a question often asked because dry skin is often a very uncomfortable and unsightly condition to contend with. It can occur anywhere on your body and can affect an individual of any age. It usually comes with symptoms such as flaking, itchiness, tightness, a rough texture, redness and, in more severe cases, bleeding. … [Read more...]

Dry Skin in Ears

If you have eczema you may often suffer from flaky or dry skin in the ear canals, although many people that suffer from sensitive skin may find that they also fall victim to the wrath of dry skin in ears or even on top or at the back of the ear. This type of dry skin surprisingly quite common but why? And are there any risks involved with this type of dry, flaky and sometimes painful skin? How can we treat it simply and effectively? Dry Skin in Ears Suffering from dry skin within the … [Read more...]

Dry Cracked Hands

Dry skin on the hands is a very common yet very uncomfortable condition. The skin on our hands is much tougher and thicker than most of the skin on our body, they have to be; they are worked very hard, always out in the cold, in water, using chemicals or working with machinery. If left untreated, your hands could crack, bleed or even develop into a much worse skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis, or even bacterial infections.  It doesn't have to be this way, soft, … [Read more...]

Good Foods for Dry Skin

Yes that’s right – what you eat can (and will) affect your skin. That’s why it is very important you know which foods to go for and which to avoid! Foods that have a high water content are great for your skin as that is what dry skin needs; moisture, both inside and out. The following  foods will give you the correct mix of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Good Foods for Dry Skin Raw fruit and vegetables Raw salad, fruit & veg will … [Read more...]

Dry Skin around Eyes

Throughout an average day, we can really put our skin through the wringer. However, you may have found that your eyes falls victim to dry skin symptoms more so than any other part of your body. You may not realise, but actually the eye area needs almost more concentration than anywhere else on the body when it comes to combatting dry skin. Dry skin around the eyes can be painful and sore, with an uncomfortable tight feeling. The eyes can flake or peel and in some cases become very itchy Why … [Read more...]

Dry Skin and Hand Washing

Washing our hands is an important part of our day-to-day lives, its essential to prevent spreading germs. We wash our hands before dinner, after using the toilet (hopefully), after blowing our nose or sneezing, when we’re washing the dishes or generally handling mucky stuff! Research suggests that the average Brit washes their hands 4 times a day. That’s 28 times a week, 112 a month and 1456 a year, that is a lot of washing. Excessive Washing Skin is the largest organ of our body. It … [Read more...]

Early Morning Dry SKin

Do you have dry skin when you wake up? I noticed a tweet from Emma Bunton this morning and was inspired to write this post. You can follow Emma Bunton on Twitter @EmmaBunton To listen to Emma's #HeartLondon radio show find the link here: @HeartLondon Time Consuming Facial vs. Daily Skin Care Some would say that a facial in the beauty salon is therapeutic as well as being beneficial for dry skin. OK, so I’m a bloke and I have to admit, although I am sure you won’t be surprised to hear … [Read more...]

Winter Skin Care

A little help from your friends at Syrinx Za I was reminded this week how my skin reacts poorly to extremes of temperature. Saturday 8th of December I’m applying my Moisturising Therapy Balm to my face and fore head following the chill wind and central heating in the UK. Then, Tuesday 11th December I’m using my Hydrating Therapy Balm to calm my sun-burned forehead and shoulders. We’re on holiday in Perth Western Australia, but I am sparing a thought for my freezing friends at home in the … [Read more...]

Dry Skin on Face | Q and A | Dry Skin on the Face Care

What are the common symptoms of dry skin on the face? If you have patches of dry, red or scaly skin on your face, together with inflammation, itching or irritation or a feeling that the skin on your face is tight, uncomfortable or even painful, you are suffering with dry skin on the face. What causes dry skin on the face? Dry skin on the face lacks oil; it can also be caused by ageing, sunshine, wind, central heating, air conditioning and certain soaps. Can dry skin on the face be cured … [Read more...]