What is Dry Cracked Skin?
Dry, cracked, and dehydrated skin is uncomfortable – plain and simple.
Many people wonder why their skin is so dry even when they use a moisturizer. A severe form of dry cracked skin is known as eczema, which can appear throughout the body and may cause a red, itchy rash, forming dry skin on the feet and painful cracked skin on fingers. If your dry skin has intensified, you might want to learn more about eczema and how our lotions can treat these symptoms.
Millions of Americans have dry skin and/or eczema. There’s no need to be embarrassed – it’s manageable.
Hot showers can harm – not help – dry skin. A hot shower, as momentarily relieving as it may be, can strip the natural barrier of oil off your skin, which is needed to help keep it smooth. So dial down the heat, don’t linger, and moisturize after.
Spotting Severe Dry Cracked Skin
If you suffer from dry cracked skin, you’ll feel it as much as you see it. It looks like dehydrated skin and is rough, scaly, and sometimes has discolored patches of skin. It can feel tight, itchy, painful, crack and bleed, and can cause various parts of the body a lot of discomforts, such as the following:
- Dry, cracked skin on the sole of the foot
- Fingers to start peeling and cracking
- Flaking and itching on the palms
Treatment for dry skin and severely dry skin includes using moisturizers, like Moisture-All, and essential oils for eczema on a daily basis.
If moisturizers are not helping your dry skin, you may have eczema. Learn more about eczema and how you can treat it with remedy lotions, skin barrier repair creams, and some of the best moisturizers for dehydrated skin offered at Summers Labs.
Dry skin can cause scaling, itching, cracking, and/or your skin falling off in flakes. For example, there can be dry cracked skin on the palms of hands and soles of feet. Dry skin on legs is common and can be treated the same. If you suffer from this uncomfortable condition, Summers Labs products like Cutemol Cream soothe, heal, relieve, and prevent irritation.
Cutemol with its unique natural beeswax base is clinically proven to help restore your skin’s natural barrier to retain moisture, helping to prevent the skin from drying out. This is an effective cream for dry cracked skin throughout the body and includes relieving restorative qualities such as a foot care cream for dry cracked skin and cracked heels. It is also important to practice proper skin care, using natural soaps to prevent a more severe dry cracked skin condition. Moisturize frequently, especially after washing.
Normal skin isn’t oily, dry, or blemish–prone, even though it can be susceptible to each from time to time. Your skin may fall more on one side oily or dry than the other, but proper care will help to keep your skin healthy.
Even if you aren’t regularly affected by overly dry or oily conditions, your skin will always benefit from proper care as well as making sure that you treat any flare-ups. Treat affected areas and moisturize regularly. If the skin feels tight, directly put the lotion on the skin.
Oily skin can be shiny, feel greasy, and look textured, especially in the “T-zone,” which is the area across your forehead and down the center of your face to your chin. Oily skin can be more prone to breakouts or acne.
Severe Dry Cracked Skin Symptoms
Dry skin is incredibly common. Here are just a few signals that it’s about to rear its pesky head and turn into severe dry skin:
- Your skin might feel tight, especially after bathing.
- Your skin feels rough, itchy, and begins to flake, scale, peel, or change color.
- Your skin can crack and bleed if it worsens.
The cold and dry air of winter can cause dry cracked skin. Using your heat to stay warm can exacerbate the situation. Your heat can steal the moisture out of the air in your home, which can make dry skin even drier. To balance out that lack of moisture, use a humidifier.
Severe Dry Cracked Skin Treatment
Dry skin usually responds well to TLC and moisturizers. In addition to using gentle and specifically formulated creams and soaps during a bout with dry skin, you should also practice prevention. Be sure to use a moisturizer after washing your hands and patting them dry. Avoid chemicals that can come in contact with your skin. Use fragrance-free and gentle, skin and household products whenever possible.
Summers Labs offers some of the best Barrier Creams, for dry skin, called Cutemol Cream. Its unique natural beeswax base prevents the loss of moisture from the skin. Products that can help moisturize and heal cracked fingers, palms, feet, dry cracked skin, soothe eczema, and prevent flare-ups can be seen below.
Preventing Dry Skin and Severe Dry Cracked Skin
Dry skin symptoms can come and go – it’s up to you to manage them and avoid your skin’s triggers. Here are some things that might help you keep your skin healthy, as well as help to speed up the healing process.
Soap can be drying, so use sparingly. Use a gentle soap to clean the areas that most need it.
Everyday wear and tear of your hands, including coming into contact with cleaning products, doing the dishes, and weather conditions, can trigger dry cracked skin. Cover up when you can. To retain moisture, apply lotion, or take a preventive approach and wear gloves.
Not just after showers or when your dry cracked skin is acting up. Keep your moisturizer, like Cutemol, with you – on your person or in your bag – to reapply throughout the day.
Lotions, soaps, and detergents can be sweet smelling, but additives can also irritate your skin.
If you have any other questions about treatment for dry cracked skin or our other products in general, contact us today.