Date : 12-12-2017

Dry skin or xeroderma is caused due to the lack of appropriate amount of water in the most superficial layer of the skin - epidermis. Older people are prone to dry skin rather than young as in elderly people skin tends to have diminished amounts of natural skin oils and lubricants. The areas that are commonly affected by dry skin are arms, hands and particularly lower legs.

Symptoms of Dry skin 

Symptoms of dry skin include discomfort from skin tightness, rough dry skin, red plaques, and itching. Usually, the Dry skin may be an entirely invisible skin condition or may cause a fine powder like the appearance of the skin. If untreated it results in a red rash.

Dr. R.S Roy is the chief consultant at Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre. The hospital is one of the leading Ayurveda dermatology hospitals in Kerala, they provide the best dry skin treatment in India. Dr. R.S Roy is from a family which has a rich heritage of Ayurveda.

How Dry Skin formed?

The epidermis consists of fat and protein. The lipid portion helps in skin hydration. When fatty oils are removed, skin loses it protection and loses moisture more easily. When skin becomes drier, it turns more sensitive and prone to rashes and skin breakdown.


Causes of Dry Skin

There is no any particular cause for dry skin. However, the factors causing it may be internal or external. External factors include cold temperatures and low humidity, over–washing with harsh soaps, overuse of sanitizers and cleaning agents. Internal factors include overall health, age, genetics, physical and mental stress, family history and personal history of other medical conditions.

Ayurveda Treatments for Dry Skin

  • Avoid bathing using hot water for many times
  • Diet control by avoiding deeply fried and spicy food
  • Drink 7-9 glasses of water daily
  • Massaging with herbals or oils

Ayurveda describes dry skin is due to Vata Dosha. Dr. Roy blends the innovative treatment methods with traditional Ayurveda for the treatment of diseases. Amrita Hospital has branches at Kollam, Guruvayoor, Kozhikode, and Changanacherry. Dr. Roy is one of the best Ayurveda skin care specialist who has devoted his life to patient care.

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