WHAT IS DRY SKIN?
Dryness occurs, because the skin does not secrete enough sebum to hydrate itself. In consequence, the skin is scaly and flaking (desquamation), it reddens easily and is prone to couperose and rosacea especially on the cheeks. Dry skin has a rosy, white color with a matte aspect and a smooth texture. There are many people that have oily skin with areas of dry skin on their face. In that case, follow the treatment of seborrheic skin, since the causes of the dryness are different.
Dry skin in young people is smooth, but it turns rough with age. This skin type is very common in Northern Europe and the US and is characterised by the lack or scarcity of sebum secretion. Dry skin does not tolerate heavy sun exposure and gets sunburned easily. Frequent skin alteration of dry skin include vascularisation, erythrosis, couperose, photosensitive hyperpigmentation and premature aging.