Cracked treatment


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  • 2, treatment of cracking
    • 2.1 Tips for moisturizing the skin
    • 2.2 Tips for cleaning the skin
    • 2.3 Other tips for cracking
  • 3 References


Healthy skin is characterized by being soft, soft and moisturized, but it may suffer from dehydration and scaling at times, and in the event that the appropriate procedure has not been taken to solve the problem, and help the skin to return to normal, severe dehydration may lead to the appearance of cracks in the skin, which may be painful sometimes, [1] In fact, some areas of the body are affected more than others by the severe dehydration that results in the appearance of cracks. Perhaps the most prominent of these areas are lips, hands , and feet, and the reasons leading to this problem are varied such as: frequent showers, the use of some soaps, frequent washing of hands, and exposure Prolonged skin of the sun and air, Usually lick the lips ( in English: Lip-licking), sucking the thumb, as well as some genetic factors, [2]In addition to that, the winter is considered one of the most important causes of dryness and cracking of the skin, as the cold weather outside, and the heat caused by the means of heating inside lead to dry skin, which may develop causing the appearance of cracks or infections. [3]

Cracked treatment

The following simple tips and home procedures can contribute to treating the problem of chapped skin, and may reduce the possibility of it occurring later:

Skin hydration tips

It includes the following tips:
  • Use moisturizing creams or natural oils after each shower, to cover the entire body skin, and preferably the body is not completely dried, and in fact this method ensures that moisture is kept inside the skin. [1]
  • Choose a face moisturizer that is appropriate for the skin so that it retains moisture of the skin, taking into account that it does not contain aromatic or alcoholic substances. [4] As for the moisturizer, it is a good idea to wipe the moisturizer all over the hand, with the necessity of moisturizing the nails and their surroundings. [5]
  • It is advisable to use body lotions several times and regularly during the day, so that the minimum use is 5-6 times, and placing packages of moisturizing cream in the toilet, inside the handbag, and in the office are successful methods to facilitate its use. [5]
  • Using emollients that make the skin soft and elastic, by lubricating the surface of the skin, filling the cracks, and helping the edges of the cells to stick together again. Examples include Lanolin, jojoba oil, and palmitate Isopropyl palmitate and squalene (English: Squalene). [5] Coconut oil is also considered an effective rain for the skin. It can also be applied to all parts of the body, even to sensitive areas such as the area under the eyes, and around the mouth. [6]
  • The use of humectants that pull moisture from the environment to supply the outer layer of the skin with water. Examples of moisturizers include glycerine , hyaluronic acid (English: Sorbitol), and urea (English: Urea). [5]
  • The use of thick therapeutic moisturizers if the degree of dehydration is large, or in the presence of pain or bleeding from cracks, before bedtime with the need to wear socks for the feet, or gloves for the hands to keep the moisturizer throughout the night, and examples of rich and dense moisturizers dimethicone (examples In English: Dimethicone), cocoa butter, shea butter and beeswax. Vaseline can also be used ; [5] as it is characterized by its oily nature that succeeds in keeping it on the skin for a relatively long period, and prevents water from evaporating from the skin. [4]
  • Apply the appropriate lip balm that ensures the hydration and protection necessary for the lips from cold and dry weather, preferably the lip balm contains beeswax or Vaseline to ensure the highest degree of hydration. As for the problem of chapped lips in newborns, it can be treated by wiping the lips with a little milk. [7]
  • Use the black stone gently to remove the layers of hard leather tissue (callus) in the heel , and then apply a layer of moisturizer or lotion containing keratolytic materials (English: Keratolytic) or moisture-retaining materials such as urea and salicylic acid Salicylic acid) and alpha-hydroxy acids ( 8) where black stone helps remove dead skin layers and improves the absorption of moisturizing cream from the surface of the skin. [1]
  • Drinking enough fluids protects the entire body from dehydration. [7]

Skin cleaning tips

It includes the following tips:
  • Reducing the time spent in the shower so that it does not exceed 5-10 minutes, as this helps protect the skin from dehydration, and it is preferable to try to avoid bathing more than once a day, in addition to the importance of using warm or lukewarm water during the shower; very hot water may lead to removing The oily layer on the surface of the skin. [4] In fact, it is possible to make baths for cracked feet and add some natural materials that help to reduce dry skin , and to treat chapping. Examples of these materials are: almond oil, avocado oil, and oatmeal. [1]
  • Avoid using soaps and cleaning preparations containing violent substances on the skin that cause dryness, irritation, or skin inflammation such as alcohol and perfumes, and replace it with a mild and gentle soap on the skin, which contains substances that retain skin moisture such as paraffin, lanolin, or contain substances Suitable for sensitive skin like sulfuric acid. [4]
  • Gently and gently clean the face using the tips of the fingers, with the need not to rub the face with tools that cause irritation, and in fact it is advised that people with dry skin cleanse the face of the impurities and dirt attached to it in the evening only, in order to maintain the oil layer important for skin moisture, but as for peeling the skin, do not It is recommended to do a daily exfoliation of the facial skin, with the possibility of doing it once a week. [4]
  • Avoid using toner (Astringent) that contains alcohol, with the possibility of using a milky cleaner, or a gentle foaming cleanser, in addition to the need to avoid clay face masks, as it pulls moisture from the facial skin. [3]

Other tips for cracking

Other tips that can be followed to protect the skin and treat the condition of chapped skin include the following:
  • Choosing a face cream that combines good skin hydration and protection from the sun , [4] with the need to pay attention to the fact that the use of sunscreen is not limited to the summer, but the skin must be protected from damage and its use throughout the year even during the winter season, and it is preferable to use a broad sunscreen Spectrum on the face and hands 30 minutes before leaving the house, with the need to repeat it in the event of a long stay outside the home. [3]
  • Using a scarf to cover the face when exposed to cold weather outside the home, as the cold weather makes the problem worse. [4]
  • Using humidifiers in home rooms, where home heating removes moisture from the air, [6] and makes the atmosphere inside the house warm and dry, which may cause dryness and cracks in sensitive skin, so humidifiers secure the home air with the appropriate humidity . [9]
  • Avoid licking the lips, as the rapid evaporation of saliva from the lips makes the problem worse, trying to use the nose and closing the mouth during the breathing process, to protect the lips from drying out. [7]
  • Choosing the right lip balm when leaving the house, as it is preferable to contain sun protection factor, especially when spending long time in the sun. [7]
  • Wear gloves when leaving the house for long periods, especially during cold days, [5] in addition to the need to wear appropriate gloves when working with water such as washing dishes and cleaning household utensils, in order to protect the natural layer of the skin. [10]
  • Apply medicinal preparations containing hydrocortisone, if dermatosis worsens to dermatitis, as hydrocortisone reduces skin irritation. [10]
  • Avoid wearing gloves and socks if they get wet. Moisture of socks or gloves may irritate the skin, suffer from itching, and cracks. [3]
  • Choosing fabrics made from natural fibers, which allow the skin of the body to breathe, and do not irritate and irritate the skin. Examples of these types of fabrics are cotton and silk. [9]
  • Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid such as salmon, in addition to eating foods rich in antioxidants such as berries, tomatoes, carrots and lentils. [6]

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