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Things That Could Be Causing Your Dry, Itchy Skin

August 03, 2018 | 0 comments

Identifying the source of your problem can help you remedy it faster.

If your skin is driving you insane because it’s dry or itches like crazy, you’ll need to figure out what is causing your discomfort so you can treat it right away. Identifying the source of irritants allows you to minimize your contact with them. You can find alternatives to use that are less drying and damaging to your skin.

Here are some of the things that could be causing your dry, itchy skin:

  • Dehydration. If you’re not drinking enough water, you’ll quickly notice a difference in the appearance and texture of your skin. You’ll need to make sure that you’re getting adequate hydration especially in the summer months where you spent a good deal of time outdoors sweating and losing precious fluids.
  • Chemical-Laden Skincare Products. Opt for skin cleansers and moisturizers made from natural ingredients. Avoid ones that have alcohol, retinoids or alpha hydroxy acids in them. The ingredients strip the skin of moisture and can cause inflammation and irritation quickly.
  • Too Hot of Showers and Baths. The hot water has a drying effect on the body. Instead, opt for lukewarm ones. Limit how much time you spend in the shower and tub, too. Ideally, you don’t want to spend more than five to ten minutes showering. Lather up with some body wash that seals in moisture.
  • Dry Air. Investing in a humidifier for your home and bedroom helps tremendously. It puts moisture back into the air so that your skin doesn’t suffer the consequences of the environment being too dry.

Dry, itchy skin doesn’t need to cause problems for you. In fact, once you’ve determined what is causing your skin issues, you’re able to address the issue accordingly. You can treat the problem at its source and rely less on skincare treatments. You’ll be able to use your Derma9 moisturizer and have it work the way it is supposed to.

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