You have a moisturing beauty regime down pat, so what could be causing your skin to be so parched? We ask Dr Low Chai Ling, medical director of The Sloane Clinic.
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1/ Alcohol, Coffee and Tea
Avoid these diuretics which draw water away from the body.
Many cold and flu remedies that dry up mucus have drying effects on skin too.
It constricts blood flow, limiting the amount of water and nutrition that reaches cells.
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4/ Strong Topical Treatments
Excessive use of hydrogen peroxide, Retin-A and benzoyl peroxide can make skin red and inflamed. Reduce the frequency of usage to every other day till skin becomes normal, and always put on moisturiser when using them.
Patients are usually screened for the condition if they have extensive skin dryness without apparent triggers.