The weather affects how well your skin retains its moisture. In Winter, when the temperature and humidity is low, your skin struggles to naturally stay hydrated. This can result in your skin becoming dry and dead. Winter
is a common cause of dead skin on face.
Hot Showers and Baths -
Hot showers and baths can damage your skin’s natural moisture barrier. As a result, your skin becomes less effective at battling dry skin. This creates a build up of unwanted dead skin cells.
Harsh Soaps -
Soaps are used to clean your body and reduce the amount of oil in your skin. Overly harsh soaps can remove too much oil in your skin, causing it to dry out and appear dead. The skin on your face is sensitive, and so using harsh soaps on your face can cause dead skin cells.
Other Skin Conditions -
Other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema are prone to cause dead skin. (If you think you may have one of these, seek advice from a medical professional or you GP)
Swimming Pools -
Public swimming pools are often filled with chlorine to keep them clean. Chlorine is a chemical that can irritate the skin and cause it to dry out. Overexposure to swimming pools and chlorine can cause dead skin cells on face and body.
So now that we know what the causes are, how do we get rid of dead skin cells?