Dry skin occurs when the skin's natural moisture barrier doesn't have enough oil. People who produce less sebum are often prone to dryness; however, external factors, like harsh weather, can also trigger (or worsen) dry, itchy skin.
You may have noticed that your skin is extra dry on your legs lately. This can be frustrating, especially if you’re having trouble finding a product that works for you.
It’s important to remember that there are many reasons why your skin might be dry. If you're experiencing dry skin on your legs, here are some things to keep in mind:
-You may have an allergy or sensitivity to certain products or ingredients. This includes drugs, soaps, lotions, makeup, or even laundry detergent.
-If you see redness or itching around a certain area of your body (like behind your knees), this could be a sign of eczema or another type of dermatitis (inflammation of the skin). This could also be caused by dryness from weather changes or harsh products like soap that strip away too much oil from your skin.
- Remember it is natural for your skin to become drier as you have more birthdays. As you age into your 40s and 50s, oil production decreases and you will need to compensate by changing your skincare habits. You may need to choose a heavier, richer body moisturizer once you notice a considerable increase in dryness.