Does your skin feel rough and flaky? Does it crack easily? You may have dry skin, a common affliction which affects 55% of people over the age of 65. As the skin's natural hydration drops with aging, the skin becomes drier and drier. But dry skin can affect people at any age, even if you are younger.

Dry skin is a very common condition affecting nearly everyone at some time. Do traditional medical systems such as Ayurvedic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Naturopathic medicine provide an effective approach and treatment for dry skin? We've searched the world for experts to explain how their approaches can help people with dry skin.

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Does your skin feel rough and flaky? Does it crack easily? You may have dry skin. In fact, this is a common affliction, especially with aging, as 55% of people over the age of 65 have dry skin.[1] However, even if you are younger, you may suffer from dry skin.

Dry skin is a problem with the skin’s barrier, leading to an increase in water loss through the skin. Additionally, drying agents can increase this process, while a lack of proper hydration or nutrition can further diminish the amount of water available to the skin. The imbalance produced by the three major components will lead to dry skin: a defective skin barrier, exposure to drying agents, and poor hydration and nutrition.

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