What causes dry skin
When washing the skin fats are extracted from the skin, for example, by regularly wash with soap, the skin is literally “degreased”. The skin is clean and smells good, but it is not desirable for the quality and function of the skin. Due to lack of skin fat the moisture in the skin can more easily evaporate. Many washing with soap and water therefore cause dry skin.
There are professions where people are in constantly contact with water, skin degreasing substances or in high regularity should wash their hands with (disinfectant) soap; such as nurses, doctors, cleaners, cooks, mechanics, painters, surgeons, etc. In these professions, there is a significant risk of dehydration of the skin, especially the hands.
In winter months, dry air, freezing temperatures and biting wind, but also due to dry air in house caused by central heating, there is an increased risk of skin dryness. It is often not limited to the hands, but the skin of the whole body has become too dry. The skin needs extra attention!