Flaky dehydrated skin
Dry skin has a parched look. The dehydrated skin is thirsty and needs extra care to nourish the weakened corneal layer.
Causes of flaky dehydrated skin
Many people think that the skin gets dry because it lacks oil but it is also due to lack of water. Dehydrated Flaky skin is especially common in winters. It is caused by little sebum in the lower levels moisture in the upper levels.
It has been known that every person has natural oil coating on the skin and it is produced by the oil glands.
Hence, the skin is made up of several layers of cells and thousands of oil glands. The main function of oil is that it prevents the skin form losing soft. Hence, when the skin is washed, the oil is stripped away which shows a drying effect and thus leading to cracking and inflammation.
When there is humidity present in the environment then there is no loss of moisture from the skin and, it retains well the moisture.
But in the winter season, when the humidity decreases, then the skin loses its ability to moisturize itself over because of not as much humidity in the outer layers of the skin, the cells in the outer layer get dry their edges curl up and the skin develops a rough feeling.
In the winter season, we not only have law humidity but we also wear heavier clothing for much longer period of time. Moreover, we also take hot showers or baths to warm up after being out in the cold air.
And if a person sits in the winter sun a lot then he must remember that he/she is not only getting sun from the sky, but also the reflection from the snow. Hence, we can say that all these conditions combine and make our skin dry, flaky and dehydrated.