Dry skin is medically known as Xerosis. Xerosis is caused by lack of moisture or hydration in the skin. You may be thinking what do you mean hydration or moisturization. Hydration means “water” and Moisturization means “oil”. Your skin needs both to look and feel good.
Environmental factors, lifestyle, and your skin care routine can all affect the skin and its hydration and moisturization level.
You can do something right now to help with dry skin patches/xerosis. Avoid using harsh products that contain alcohol which can be drying to the skin.
The most important thing you can do next is to schedule an appointment with your esthetician. Your Esthetician can help you determine if you truly have xerosis or if your skin care routine needs an overhaul.