What is dry skin?
Dry skin is a condition where the skin loses its optimum moisture content, failing to keep it soft and supple. It is marked by rough and scaly patches that flake off and often give very bad itching. It is usually harmless and can be healed with proper hydration and moisture. However, if it is not addressed properly then it may lead to a severe stage where a person might experience cracking and bleeding, resulting in atopic dermatitis, bacterial and viral infection, and activation of other diseases.
Symptoms of Dry Skin
Dry skin is itself a symptom of certain ailments but it can be distinguished by
- Skin roughness
- Skin that feels and looks tight
- Skin flaking