Xeroderma, commonly known as dry skin, is a manageable condition that affects nearly everyone at some point throughout his or her life.
Thankfully, skin typically heals itself. Yet the weather and our environment can affect how skin heals – you may need to take steps to prevent and treat dry skin.
There are several causes for dry skin, all of which stem from the issue of moisture retention.
For example, dry skin is common in climates with cold, dry winters. Even indoor humidity plummets with the drop in temperature. When the body is constantly surrounded by dry air, the skin loses moisture.
To avoid dry indoor air, use a humidifier in your bedroom or the room you spend the most time in. The more moisture that is in the air, the more moisture your skin will retain.