Dry Skin • Medically known as Xeroderma or Xerosis, Dry skin,is a very common and harmless skin condition marked by an inappropriate amount of moisture and oil content in the epidermis; the top most layer of the skin. • Dry skin causes small fine flakes and dry patches. Itching is one of the most common symptoms of dry skin. • It is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking.
Causes of dry Skin • Frequent and Steamy baths. • Low temperature and humidity. • Skin diseases such as Eczema and Psoriasis. • Metabolic conditions such as Diabetes and Kidney disorders. • Certain allopathic drugs. • Dehydration caused due to alcohol consumption and excessive sweating.
Symptoms • Affected skin appears dull, peeled. • Itchy and painfulskin. • Redness, itchiness and deep cracks that may bleed. • Gray ashy skin. • Fine lines or cracks. • Skin that feels and looks rough.
Precautions • Don't shower too often-just when you're dirty or sweaty. • Avoid washing with soap during every bath. • Choose a non-alcohol-based moisturizer. • Use sunscreen to protect your skin when you are outside. • When soap is needed, use a gentle, nondrying product. • Wear sunscreen regularly, even in winters. • Massage your body with herbal oils infused with vata balancing herbs.
Dry Skin Treatment by AyurvedGuru • Basically, skin dryness is a vata deformation. Vata causes dryness of the skin, when it is vitiated because of seasonal influences. For the treatment of dry skin, AyurvedGuru has prepared herbal creams, moisturizers and lotions. All the products are brought up using organic herbs so there are no side-effects associated with their use. • Kumkumadi Tail, Tab Arogya for dry skin. • Abhyanga(Oil massage) – Facial massage with certain medicated herbal oils indicated in skin disorders.
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