Why is aging skin drier?
There are several reasons why the aging skin is dryer, including the following: The number of sweat glands in the skin is decreased with age. This causes elderly people to sweat less. This lack of sweating makes the ability to regulate body temperature more difficult. This is more significant in hot weather. As a result, elderly people are more likely to develop dehydration and heat stroke. The decreased number of not only sweat glands but also oil glands in the skin causes drier, scalier, and some times itchy skin. The blood flow to the skin is reduced.