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Dry Skin Risk Factors

The people who are most prone to develop dry skin are the elderly. When one reaches 60 and above, the skin becomes less and less hydrated due to the depletion of their skin’s lipid cells. The elderly also suffer from the most severe type of dry skin symptoms. Conservatively, about a third of seniors are plagued by dry skin throughout the year; moreover, about 85% of the elderly develop dry skin during winter time.

Babies and children are also high risk age groups for acquiring dry skin. Unlike the skin of adults, babies and children possess immature skin that does not produce enough oil to maintain skin moisture. They also have a thinner stratum corneum that causes water in the skin to evaporate or deplete much faster. Children usually develop dry skin symptoms during the winter season.

Individuals who have had radiation therapy are also at high risk to develop dry skin.

Those who have certain occupations are susceptible for developing dry skin as well. The possibility to have dry skin is much higher among those who work in certain jobs. These can include:

  • Jobs that often entail lengthy or frequent contact with solvents, detergents, soap or water
  • Jobs that entail working in environments with low humidity or high ventilation
  • Jobs that entail outdoor work under severe climates

Certain facilities with high-tech equipment, modern office buildings and airplanes usually have low-humidity environments that make your skin dry up. People who work in the fishing industry, food handlers and health care workers are also at risk for getting dry skin. The reason why workers who are in the fishing industry are at high risk for developing dry skin is because they need to frequently wash their hands with soap and water.  Workers (janitorial staff and dishwashers) who often handle solvents or harsh cleansers are much at risk for dry skin.

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