How to manage Excessive Dry Skin and Itchy Xerosis in Elderly?
Oh no! Your skin is playing up again! It’s dry, cracked and in some areas, it is bleeding – your excessive dry skin is uncomfortable and it’s making you itch! What can you do about it? Let Delfina Skin Dry Skin Oil tell you about itchy, dry skin in the elderly and how you can manage it.
What Causes Excessive Dry Skin?
Keeping your skin feeling and looking healthy is the most important area to address. It’s all well and good finding something that works for your dry skin but keeping up that maintenance is necessary to prevent any future aggravation. So, if you’ve already got something that works for you, use it. However, sometimes those cures you’ve sworn by for years, suddenly don’t work as well as they used to. There’s reasons why. Your skin changes as you get older as its moisture levels deplete. Aging causes the lipid content of the outer layer of the skin (the Stratum Corneum) to decrease. This is where your skin holds its moisture, so it loses its own natural protection. Then there’s the central heating, which further dries out skin. You might have changed your bath products or your cleaning products, abrasive cleansers (around the home and on the body) can strip skin of its natural oils. A weather change can also cause dry patches and itchiness (extreme heat and extreme cold are good examples) and wearing manmade fibers next to your skin can cause excess sweating, which leads to dryness and aggravated skin. Love a hot bath or shower? That scalding water strips skin of its natural hydration. Perhaps you’re on medication? Some conditions cause further skin discomfort, so if you have diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or Sjorgren’s syndrome.
How to Manage Xerosis
You may well take a trip to the doctor or pharmacist to discuss your dry skin and while there are an abundance of over-the-counter medications available, steroids can cause other problems so if you can, try and stick with something natural. Delfina Skin Dry Skin Oil is a natural product that genuinely makes a difference and has been proven to ease and soothe chapped, dry, broken skin. It is obviously important that you do deal with the problem because if not, it can lead to a bacterial infection, especially if you scratch broken skin. So, don’t leave it! Dealing with it immediately will stop it getting worse but again, keeping up a regime that works for you helps to stop it recurring.
Of course, making changes as discussed above and adding in other products will help your Xerosis (dry, itchy skin), but what is the best product? Delfina Skin Dry Skin Oil is a miracle cure. It’s already helped thousands of people across the USA, people just like you, who suffer from the same misery of dry and uncomfortable skin. And it’s so easy to use! Simply spray some of our magical oil directly onto the areas where you’re experiencing extreme dryness. You don’t need much. A couple of sprays of Delfina Skin will suffice and it brings instant relief but keep up with the treatment to maintain soft, healthy skin.
Why Moisturizing is So Important
To keep your skin feeling and looking good, you do need to moisturize regularly. If the skin is too dry, it won’t be able to protect itself from the elements and will dry out even more. For the skin to stay healthy, it needs an outer layer water content of approximately 20%, skin gets problematic when the water content drops to below 10%. An effective moisturizer like Delfina Skin Dry Skin Oil will keep the Stratum Corneum (outer layer) hydrated and stop your skin from drying out.
Going forwards, consider the following pointers to prevent dry skin from recurring:
- Bathe in warm water, shower if you can, it’s better than bathing for dry skin
- Use a natural product that doesn’t contain sulphates, parabens, propylene glycol or anything with “fragrance” on the ingredients
- Continue using Delfina Skin Dry Skin Oil to your routine, in bathing and moisturizing
- Use a humidifier if your central heating is on (or a bowl of water next to the radiator)
- Always wear sunscreen when in the sun and reapply regularly
- Wear cotton and linen (avoid manmade fibers)
- Drink plenty of water to rehydrate your skin
- Change your household cleaners to organic products (with less chemicals)
- Keep moisturizer close by (a small bottle of Delfina Skin Dry Skin Oil is all you need) and apply it twice a day
- Always moisturize with Delfina Skin Dry Skin Oil after you wash your hands
Finally, if you take steps to address your dry skin as suggested in this article, you should see a noticeable improvement within a week. For extremely severe conditions, you should definitely see some improvement but if your skin problem causes you pain, you should visit your doctor.