With the changing season, we need to take care of our body as our skin sometimes become dry and leads to various skin problems. If something like this is also happening with you, beware, as this is more than just dry skin!
Xerosis is a disorder that needs to be taken care of especially during this season. "The normally fine lines in the skin become more visible, the skin feels rough and appears dull and flaky. In more advanced cases, fish net like cracks resembling the fine fracture lines of cracked porcelain can occur. Dry skin occurs most commonly on the arms and legs, but can also affect the trunk of the body. Dermatologists often call dry skin 'xerosis' or 'asteatosis'," said Dr Amit Vij, consultant dermatologist and cosmetologist, Max Hospital, Noida.
The Dry Skin Cycle inhibits skin's ability to hydrate itself, renew (exfoliate) its outer layers, replenish natural moisturising factors (NMFs) and repair its moisture barrier.
During the Dry Skin Cycle, a frenzy of skin cell overproduction takes place in an effort to compensate for the disrupted moisture barrier. The desquamation process slows, producing a thick, dull cell layer. "In the course of everyday life, we move through a sequence of both outdoor and indoor environments that, over time, quietly assault the skin. Therefore, proper care must be taken to avoid the dry skin diseases such as xerosis that lead to rashes, etc earlier but afterwards causes various skin problems," he said.
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