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What is dry skin?

Dry skin is a common skin condition that occurs when the skin loses its natural moisture and becomes dehydrated. This causes the skin to feel dry, rough, scaly, itchy, and even painful.

Dry skin can affect any part of the body, but is typically present on the face, arms, legs, hands, and feet. It may be a temporary condition due to lifestyle factors or a chronic problem caused by an underlying medical condition.

What causes dry skin?

Dry skin is caused by a lack of moisture and insufficient hydration. 

There are many factors that can contribute to dry skin, including:

  • Cold and dry weather or low humidity
  • Dehydration 
  • Air conditioning exposure
  • Excessive bathing or showering
  • Using harsh soaps, detergents, or skincare products
  • Medical conditions like eczema or psoriasis
  • Genetics 
  • Age
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What are the symptoms of dry skin?

  • Tightness or discomfort in the skin
  • Dull, flaky, or scaly skin
  • Itching, redness, or irritation
  • Cracks or fissures in the skin that may be painful or bleed
  • Fine lines or wrinkles 
  • Rough or uneven texture on the skin
  • Chapped lips 
  • Dry, cracked heels

Is dry skin painful?

Dry skin can sometimes be painful, depending on the severity. When the skin becomes too dry, it can lose its natural oils and become more prone to cell damage, leading to irritation, redness, and itching.

Dry skin can also lead to cracks or fissures in the skin if left untreated, which can be painful and may even bleed. Additionally, dry skin can also be more sensitive to irritants and allergens, which can cause further discomfort and pain. 

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Who is at risk of dry skin in Singapore?

Dry skin is a common condition that can affect anyone, regardless of age or location. 

However, certain factors can increase the risk of developing dry skin in Singapore, including:

  • Hot and humid climate: Singapore's tropical climate can lead to loss of moisture from the skin, making it more prone to dryness.
  • Frequent exposure to air conditioning: use of air conditioning in homes and offices can contribute to dry skin due to low humidity levels in the air.
  • Harsh soaps and detergents: harsh soaps and detergents strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation.
  • Age: as people age, their skin naturally produces less oil, making them more prone to dryness and other skin conditions.
  • Certain medical conditions: medical issues such as eczema, psoriasis, and thyroid disorders can increase the risk of developing dry skin.
  • Genetics: individuals with a family history of dry skin or other skin conditions may be more susceptible to developing dry skin.


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How is dry skin diagnosed?

Dry skin is normally diagnosed based on a visual examination of the affected area by a doctor who may also ask about your medical history and any medications you are taking.
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What are the treatment options for dry skin in Singapore?

There are several treatment options for dry skin in Singapore, depending on the severity of the condition and the underlying cause. 

At Regen Clinic, our treatments for dry skin involve the following:

Our doctor will discuss with you on the severity of your condition and your desired results, before deciding on the best treatment option for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions
01. What is causing my dry skin?
Dry skin is often caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, ageing, environmental factors (such as cold weather or low humidity), harsh soaps or detergents, and certain medical conditions.
02. What are the symptoms of dry skin?
The symptoms of dry skin may include itching, flakiness, roughness, cracking, and scaling.
03. How can I prevent dry skin?
Some tips for preventing dry skin include moisturising regularly, avoiding hot showers or baths, using gentle soaps and detergents, protecting your skin from harsh environmental factors, and staying hydrated.
04. When should I see a doctor for my dry skin?
You should see a doctor for your dry skin if your symptoms are severe or persistent or if your dry skin is accompanied by other medical conditions. A doctor can help you identify the underlying cause of your dry skin and recommend appropriate treatments.


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