The skin acts as a protector against diseases and infections along with protecting our internal organs from injuries. The importance of the skin is to prevent fluid loss, remove excess water, and most importantly, to regulate body temperature.
We all want to have beautiful and healthy skin, but not everyone knows exactly how to treat it. Since the dermis has more exposure than any other organ in our body, the climate we live in and the personal choices we make can attribute to its condition.
Our skin can become dehydrated due to consistent exposure to dry, hot inside air along with dry, cold outside air. If moisture is not restored, our skin may crack, become flaky, and in some cases, it may. Conditions that can attribute to the dehydrated skin are age, sex, and exposure to sunlight.
As we grow older, our oil producing glands are less active making our it appear rough and dull and can even cause the skin cells to become flaky and clump together. Our gender also plays a role in how our skin reacts. In the aging process, men are known to have more moisture in their skin than women do. The decrease of oil production occurs in men around the age of 80 while the majority of women start to see a decrease after menopause.
Frequent showering or bathing, especially if you like the water hot and your showers long, breaks down the lipid barriers in your skin. One thing to stay …