Why is it important to keep your skin moisturized for healthy and glowing skin?

Do you also suffer from excessive dryness and itchiness? The general cause of itchy, dry skin might seem like no-brainer: its lack of moisture. Dry skin is caused by an impaired skin barrier and dysfunction or deficiency in the necessary healthy fats in the top layer of the skin

Beautiful woman in a modern bathroom moisturizing her skin

Like our body, our skin naturally ages as we get older. Except that, age spots, wrinkles, redness, rashes, dryness etc. may affect our look overall. Unfortunately, there are things that can speed up this process. Your skin is the first defence to your body from the outside world. It provides a barrier to protect the body from invasion by bacteria and other possible environmental hazards that can be dangerous for health. Skin can tell a lot about your body’s overall health.

Why Moisturizing is important? 

If you do not take care of your skin properly or do not keep it hydrated it can become too dry. Like while washing your hands is important for hygiene but washing hands too much can lead to dry skin. Washing your face too often is also harmful for your face. To treat dry skin, you need to moisturize it from the core. A common effect of dry skin is weakening of the skin, which can lead to cracking and bleeding. When the dry skin cracks the barrier between the body and the external environment that the skin usually provides is breached. This can allow the entry of bacteria into the body, which has potential to cause an infection. 

Basically, dry skin is due to water loss from the outer layer of skin. But it can be caused by heat, environment, too much bathing or scrubbing, harsh soap and detergents and aging. If dry skin is not cared for properly with time it may lead to Atopic dermatitis (eczema). If you are prone to develop this condition, excessive dryness can lead to activation of this disease, causing rash and cracking skin. 

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