: Why does water make our skin dry?

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: Why does water make our skin dry?

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Water doesn’t make your skin dry. Indeed, the topmost layers of the epidermis will absorb a little water.

Water does, though, help wash away oils that contribute to the feeling of softness.

I guess it washes off layer of.. fat? Maybe, I’m not a biologist

I guess it washes off layer of.. fat? Maybe, I’m not a biologist

Human skin produces a oils that help protect the skin and retain moisture. Small amounts of water won’t make a difference. But larger amounts, like if you’re heavily rinsing your hands, bathing, swimming, all of that water removes the oils on the surface of the our skin, making it easier for the water in our skin to evaporate.