Dry, itchy skin affects more than 80 percent of Americans and can be most prevalent during the cold winter months - when humidity and temperature drop - making skin particularly vulnerable to dryness and cracking. Read this article to know how to take care of your skin this winter especially for dry and sensitive skin types.
The skin is an incredibly delicate organ, like every other organ in our body, the skin performs its optimal within a narrow, ideal environment especially when it comes to pH ideally pH4.5–6. When it deviates from that magic number, harmful bacteria could grow and the skin's ability to repel environmental insults could be affected leading to increased water loss from the skin, causing dryness and scaling, as well as irritation, redness, and itching. As well as triggering inflammation and skin conditions, such as acne, eczema and rosacea. Naturally acidic, the skin is covered in what’s called an acid mantle which helps maintain its pH, acidic conditions maintain skin-barrier function and the body's ability to ward off infections.
Water is important and you only need to observe the various ways you lose it daily. Whether that's through urine, perspiration or breath, it's important to replace what's lost with the further intake of water. It could make all the difference between having a better skin or having one that you can't feel confident about.
For the purpose of a better looking skin, there are some things we must avoid taking into our system as they are a recipe for disaster for our skins. One of these things is sugar, in all the deceptive forms it may come.
When it comes to the skin, sugar is the biblical double edged sword that is designed to both slice your enemy and slice you when you become the enemy.
Diet does more than just encourage weight loss, people are being told to avoid certain foods when they are in certain professions. A case in point will be singers who are often advised to stay away from greasy food, cold drinks and many other things, for the sake of their voice. They are also being given a list of things they could eat to keep their vocals in good condition.