Dry Skin

Dry Skin (Photo credit: rubyblossom.)

No one likes to deal with dry skin. It is often itchy and can sometimes be embarrassing, especially if it is on your face. From sunburn and dry air to more serious issues such as eczema or psoriasis, there are many different causes of dry skin.

Depending on the level of problems that you are having, often times dry skin on the nose can be cured by simply using lotion on the problem area and limiting the amount of time you spend in the sun. For more serious cases where you notice the skin blistering or bleeding, talking to a doctor is the best way to help prevent further issues and to find out if there is something more serious that is causing a problem.

Most often, dry skin on the nose happens either in the summer due to sun burn, or in the winter when you are exposed to extreme conditions. This can be easily avoided and taken care of by simply wearing sun block on your nose, cheeks, and forehead during the summer and by covering your face as much as possible during the winter. Another cause could be the type of cosmetics or soaps that you are using.

Try using different products to see if that cures the problem. There are certain medications that have a tenancy to cause dry skin as a side effect, such as high blood pressure drugs or acne medications. If you start to notice dry skin after starting a medication, talk with your doctor about possibly lowering the dosage or switching you medication.

Although you may want to, it is important to avoid peeling the area, as this may cause permanent scarring. The best thing to do is to find a lotion that is specifically for the face, and use it daily, paying special attention to the nose. This will help prevent any further issues with dry skin and will help with any current dry skin as well.

Applying a moisturizing cream to your nose every time it feels dry will also help, that, coupled with a moisturizing mask used twice weekly will greatly diminish if not get rid of your dry skin problem. Drinking lots of water will also help to moisturize the skin, especially in dry conditions.

If you notice that the problem is not going away, or starts to get worse, you may want to speak with your doctor about the possibility of eczema or psoriasis, as both result in dry and reddening skin. Luckily, both of these conditions can be treated with lotions, but in some conditions may have to be treated with steroid injections, which should be discussed with your doctor.

By moisturizing daily and using products that are specifically designed for your face, and by taking preventative measures in harsh weather conditions, you will be able to control the problem and will start to notice that your dry skin appears less often. By figuring out what the cause is, you will be able to take the steps needed to stop any further issues.

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