Dry skin seems to be an indication of Psoriasis. Psoriasis is caused by an inflammatory response in which the immune system accidentally targets the body’s own cells. This causes an increase in the production of skin cells causing formation of thick scales on the surface. Therefore it may be appropriate for you to take medical advice. Till then follow these simple skin care tips. Frequent cleaning up of the dead skin flakes using a mild soap is essential. Use exfoliating scrubs while bathing to remove skin flakes effectively. Use an anti-dandruff shampoo daily. Dry skin needs ample moisturizing. For winters, you may choose a thick moisturizer like petroleum jelly. The best time to moisturize the skin is within 3-5 minutes of bath. Avoid red meat and increase the intake of foods like watermelons and cucumbers. Fish oil and flax seed oil which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids are extremely helpful. If you are a vegetarian you can have folate rich foods like broccoli and cabbage.

Your skin care routine may need to be changed as per your skin type. You need thorough cleansing especially on the t-zone as the excess oil in this area may cause clogging of pores and acne. For best results follow the 3 step cleansing routine – cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating.

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