We've all experienced it:the sun is shining and you forget to apply sunscreen. Then you end the day as red as a lobster. But what comes next may be even more uncomfortable than your sunburn itself; your skin begins to flake and peel. But is burning the only cause that can cause your skin to flake? Nope! These are 5 other causes of dander and how to fix them.
Do you suffer from dry skin? You're not the only one. There are many different reasons for dry skin. For example, your skin may not contain enough natural oils, be affected by the weather or you may be in an environment with low humidity. Fortunately, you can also do something about this! Exfoliate your skin regularly with a gentle scrub to exfoliate the dead skin cells from your skin and help the skin underneath heal faster. It also works well to use a moisturizing cream after a scrub so that your skin gets an extra protective layer. Do not exfoliate your skin too often:1 or 2 times a week is more than enough! Exfoliating too often can irritate your skin, causing your skin to flake even more.
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In addition to skin flakes, do you also suffer from red and itchy skin? Then you may have eczema. Eczema is a skin condition in which your skin does not produce ceramides that hold skin cells together. Unfortunately, this is a skin condition that will not go away on its own. To combat eczema as effectively as possible, it is important to apply a thick, greasy cream to your skin. Such creams ensure that the skin is well protected against the weather and other external factors.
Another skin condition that can lead to extremely dry and irritated skin is psoriasis. This condition is relatively rare:only three percent of the population has this condition. You can recognize it by a silvery dry and itchy skin, especially on places like elbows and knees. To find out whether you simply have extremely dry skin or perhaps suffer from psoriasis, it is best to visit a dermatologist.
Can't get rid of that flaky skin no matter how many creams you keep applying? Then don't focus on your skin itself, but on your care products. You might find the culprit there. Your skin can also react to the detergent you use. Therefore, see if you can score a soft and hypoallergenic products, such as facial cleanser, moisturizing cream and detergent. Don't feel like putting down (more) money for some extra care products? Then take a look in your fridge. Yogurt is a product with natural acids, which stimulate the circulation of your skin cells. Not only tasty, but also handy!
Do you suddenly get a rash on your arms after a long walk outside? That could be caused by nettles or other plants or elements that can irritate your skin. But it can also be the result of contact dermatitis. You can get this from an allergen in the air and it is fairly contagious. So before you scratch your arm from the itching, it is wise to have it looked at by a dermatologist. He or she can then prescribe a steroid ointment that can remedy the itchy, flaky spot. Take care of your skin!