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Saturday, December 20, 2014

What Is Dry Skin?

Posted by William on May 12, 2010

The winter always seems to bring on dry skin. Technically known as xeroderma, it is the lack of moisture. It causes skin to become less smooth, soft and pliable. Some dryness occurs with aging, but the moisture-sapping effects of the elements, particularly cold air, usually cause it.

Moisture and healthy skin go hand in hand. When skin is supplied with fluids, it tends to be more pliable and plump, less prone to wrinkles and cracks. Environmental conditions such as dry air, wind and sun damage can suck moisture from skin, making it parched and rough. When you use a moisturizer, it puts fluid in the skin. If we use high fluid foods in our diets, we hydrate the actual tissue builders.
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