Have you got dry skin rashes? If yes, you may be facing skin dryness. Don’t worry, this is a common skin problem that everyone has faced not just once but several times. A good example is winter season- during this time, usually, we all have to deal with dry skin. This skin condition can be treated easily with some effective remedies that we have shared in this post.
Before heading right to the home remedies for dry skin part, I have gathered crucial information about dry skin rashes and have presented in the simplest way possible.
What is Dry Skin?
When the epidermis of your skin has an insufficient amount of water then it appears dry and flaky.
I have been asked by many that “Can Dry Skin Cause a Rash?”. Yes, you can get a dry skin rash if you overlook the dry skin condition.
To understand how dry skin causes a rash, you need to first understand some basics. Don’t worry, this is not going to be complex! Continue reading…
The epidermis is the outermost skin layer that is made of protein and lipid fat. The epidermal proteins and lipid help get rid of skin dehydration. When both of these are present in the epidermis in insufficient amounts then your skin turns dry and more sensitive, becoming highly prone to itchy dry skin rashes.
If you leave this problem untreated then you may experience conditions like dermatitis, infections, and dark spots on the skin.
What are Dry Skin Symptoms?
Here are the signs which can help you figure out that your skin has become dry and needs care otherwise this problem will soon get you a severe dry skin rash on face, hands, arms, legs, or neck.
- Rough Skin patches
- Peeling or scaling skin
Of all the above signs and symptoms of dry skin, itching is the primary one that is experienced by most of the people.
I know that itching can be hard to resist but try to control yourself when your skin becomes itchy as this can make your skin infected and dry skin rash may frustrate you even more.
What are the Common Dry Skin Areas?
Usually, people get a dry skin rash on arms, abdomen, and legs. Sometimes when skin dryness reaches to the extreme level then cracks may develop.
What Causes Dry Skin Rashes?
Now comes the factors that cause dry skin rashes. As such, there isn’t a single factor that leads to dry skin. To make it easier for you to understand these causes, I have categorized the factors into two categories- External Factors and Internal Factors. Allow me to explain to you each of these factors in detail.
External Factors for Dry Skin
Seasonal changes and the use of harsh chemical products on the skin come under the external causes of dry skin.
The weather changes have a great impact on your skin. For instance, your skin becomes too dry in winter than summer due to low moisture. This can get you to winter dry skin rash.
Over-using soaps on your skin can pull out all the natural oils from your skin, which can make your skin prone to itchy dry skin rashes. Furthermore, the condition of dry skin may worsen if you chose a wrong moisturizer or not applying it rightly.
Internal Factors for Dry Skin
Skin dryness occurring due to certain medications for different health conditions, genetic factors, and aging are listed under the internal dry skin causes.
People with health conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, allergy, etc. have to take certain medicines, which can cause skin dryness.
Due to aging, the production of natural oils in the body lowers. This is why elderly people usually have dry skin.
Your genes can also impact the type and health of your skin. If your parents have dry skin, then you’re also likely to have dry skin.
What are the Types of Dry Skin Rashes?
There are majorly three types of dry skin rashes that includes:
It’s a kind of itchy dry skin rash that is caused when your skin comes in contact with certain substances like cosmetics, perfume, and more.
This chronic skin condition leads to the inflammation of the skin. It’s also famous as a baby dry skin rash.
It’s a skin condition in which a person’s face and scalp get flaky, red, and itchy skin.
What are the Home Remedies to Get Rid of Itchy Dry Skin Rashes?
Although, you can use emollients that are available over-the-counter to treat dry skin rashes but if you want to try something natural for this skin condition then here are the effective home remedies.
Coconut oil is a wonderful remedy for dry skin.
As per a study, coconut oil works as a natural moisturizer and keep skin moist. Also, the research highlighted that it increases the epidermal lipid levels.
I personally use coconut oil to moisturize my skin after taking a shower every time. Believe me it’s really fantastic. Try it once!
Being an antioxidant, Vitamin E not just moisturizes dry skin and treats dry skin rashes effectively but also improves the elasticity of the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a perfect remedy for atopic eczema.
A study shows that oral Vitamin E shows great results in treating atopic eczema.
I have tried this remedy too and it gave me amazing results- within just 2 weeks my skin started getting a nice glow.
Oatmeal is used widely for skincare. It’s an age-old remedy for dry skin problems. According to a study, oatmeal baths are effective to treat conditions like atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, etc.
When finely grounded oatmeal is suspended in liquid then it’s termed as Colloidal oatmeal.
Many people consider buying colloidal oatmeal creams to treat itchy dry skin rashes. If you want, you can try it too.
Note: Consult your doctor in the first place before applying any OTC emollient on your skin.
The Final Wrap Up –
Your skin requires adequate moisture and if it doesn’t get it then it becomes dry and irritated, leading to dry skin rashes.
To let you know, I don’t have any severely dry skin rashes but whenever I feel my skin has got dried too much then my first preference is coconut oil and then Vitamin E. I haven’t tried oatmeal bath yet but will definitely try it out once and surely share my experience with you all.
Hopefully, you have understood everything about the problem of dry skin from today’s post.
Aditi Upadhyay is the Founder of Merakee, a complete marketing company in Indore. Having 5+years of Industry experience and handling various digital marketing projects nationally and internationally.