What is Ashy Skin?
Although ashy skin can happen to people of all skin tones, it’s often exacerbated in people with darker skin tones. It can look whitish or greyish in colour, with a dull, chalky, flaky appearance.
Ashy Skin Symptoms
Those who struggle with ashy skin may notice that some areas are more troubled than others. Typically, symptoms are worse on the elbows, but you can also develop ashy legs and ashy hands. Beyond the ashy appearance, it can feel rough or bumpy which can lead to feeling itchy, uncomfortable, and become painful if not treated.
Ashy Skin Causes
The environment plays a big part in the cause of ashy skin, both indoors and outdoors. Inside, excessive heat from central heating, space heaters, and fireplaces, all reduce humidity and cause skin dryness to increase. This, in turn, causes your skin to become ashy.
Outside, colder environments, harsh, windy conditions, and low-humidity climates will also cause the skin to dry out. Bathing with the use of harsh soaps or using harsh detergents to clean clothes will also have an impact on your skin.
If you take certain medications or have received medical treatments, you may notice this can also affect your skin. Aging skin is more susceptible to developing ashy skin, or it could be triggered by another underlying skin condition, and you should talk to your doctor.
Ashy Skin Treatment
We suggest avoiding using harsh or overly perfumed soaps or detergents and avoid bathing every day as it can dry out your skin even more. You may also like to add a humidifier to your home, especially during the colder months.
Dermal Therapy Extra Strength Body Lotion
Including our extra-strength body lotion in your personal care routine will help to relieve dry, flaky, and dull skin. This urea-based moisturizer works to penetrate deep into your skin to improve it’s quality and deliver water deep into your cells hydrating your skin.
Dermal Therapy Hand, Elbow & Knee Cream
The revitalizing power of our Hand, Elbow and Knee Cream is perfectly crafted to hit all the crucial spots associated most with ashy skin. Our advanced formula deeply nourishes and moisturizes dry, itchy skin. Silk proteins enhance your skin’s overall tone, leaving your skin to feel smooth without the greasy residue.