2. What causes Xerosis?
Xerosis is more common during hot summers, since the skin is more exposed to UV light, which increases the rate of evaporation of water from the skin. You can easily get dry skin when you take showers and hot baths that are too long, stay in an air conditioned room for an extended period of time, use harsh bath soaps, overdo body scrubbing, get too much sun exposure, and lack water intake.
3. What can Xerosis lead to?
Xerosis can lead to early skin aging, as it affects the skin’s ability to maintain adequate hydration.
4. How can you heal dry skin?
Moisturize! Ensure that your skin is hydrated at all times and use a moisturizing lotion with petroleum jelly directly following a bath or shower. Maintaining an adequate skin care routine of cleansing and moisturizing will help the body when it comes to hydration.