Dry, itchy skin can be an uncomfortable skin condition. Itchy skin prone to flakiness and sensitivity is a common symptom of dry, dehydrated skin.

Dry skin is a common skin condition typically characterised by an imbalanced PH level and lack of water in the upper layers of the skin. Dry skin can be an uncomfortable skin condition which is typified by scaling, flaking or tight skin. Contrary to popular belief, dry skin on the face is maintained by water, not oil. Oil in skin helps to retain water, acting as a carrier transporting hydration to the dermal layers of the skin. There are a number of triggers for dry, itchy skin including medications, PH imbalances, ageing and lifestyle factors.

In large, dry dehydrated skin conditions are mild and can be remedied easily, with older skin-types more likely to experience dry skin. There are a number of dry skin treatment options available to maintain and remedy dry skin. Adequately nourishing your skin, protecting the skin’s defensive barrier may help alleviate symptoms of dry skin.