Why does water dry out your skin?


You’d think it wouldn’t since it’s water.

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Your skin has an oily layer on it to keep the moisture locked in. So after some time, the water starts to take in those lipids, depriving your skin of that oily layer and causing dryness.

Water washes away the natural oils on your skin that usually keeps the moisture in. That’s why it’s good to use a moisturizer after a shower