The skin is the largest organ of the body and is the primary contact point with the external environment. In being so, it is responsible for protecting the internal organs for chemicals, substances, temperature and moisture outside of the body. It acts as a barrier that regulates the loss of fluids and electrolytes from the body and entry from the outside.
A common effect of excessively dry skin is weakening of the skin, which can lead to cracking or bleeding. This occurs because the skin loses elasticity when it lacks moisture and the skin splits more easily when stretched or put under pressure.
Initially, the skin reddens and develops fine cracks, similar to those that may be observed on fine antique porcelain. These cracks often present along the natural lines of the skin and may cause the skin to feel rough or uneven. The cracks can then become deeper, create rifts in the skin, and some areas may become scaly or begin to flake away.
Eventually, the cracks can extend through the epidermis into the dermal capillaries, which leads to bleeding of the skin. Chapped or cracked lips are also a common result of dry skin. When the dry skin cracks, the barrier between the body and the external environment that the skin usually provides is breached. This can allow the entry of bacteria into the body, which has the potential to cause an infection.
Red or inflamed areas on the skin are often early signs of an infection developing. As the infection progress, the area may feel hot and tender to touch. Topical or systemic treatment may be required to manage the infection.
Pick the best moisturizer for dry skin
For dry skin care – The one that hydrates without clogging your pores. During cooler months, opt for a creamy formulation (lotion for dry skin) that treats dull, dehydrated skin and keeps flaky skin at bay.
Dry, flaky skin can be a disaster, no matter what the season is. Of course, no one wants to feel rough sandpaper-like patches on their body. So give your extremely dry and under-replenished skin best body lotion – removes flaky skin, rehydrates, deep-conditions and repairs the deepest layer of skin to revitalize and generate natural moisture.
For best results, apply your lotion or moisturizer on damp skin (or within three minutes of stepping out of the shower) to trap water, then follow up with a face or body oil to seal and lock in moisture.
Verdura Intense Moisturizing Lotion – An ideal moisturiser for dry skin that gives you long lasting intense moisturization benefits.
Benefits of Verdura intense moisturizing lotion
- Intensely hydrates and revitalizes skin
- Long lasting softness and protection to skin
- Reduces itching and inflammation
- Proven to be hypoallergenic and non-irritant