Many of us suffer with dry skin throughout the year, especially when the climates or seasons change. For some people, dry skin is a long-term condition that occurs throughout the year. It can be sore, red and irritated and may have an impact on your skin confidence. You may be experiencing dry skin if you notice patches of flaky, loose skin, or if your skin feels tight after cleansing or even moisturising.
Dry skin is most often caused by change in weather temperatures, medication such as roaccutane or your skincare routine. It can also be caused by underlying skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, which ideally needs medical treatment from a GP. Dry skin is also not to be confused with dehydrated skin. There are a few things that may exacerbate dry skin. It is important if you have this skin type, that you are gentle with your skin and also pick the right products in order to soothe it.
You should avoid using lots of “oil free” products as these will not give your skin the hydration that it needs. Avoid over cleansing which may dry out the skin further and avoid heavily perfumed products which may irritate the skin. It is also important not to use too many strong skincare ingredients, such as retinol or products containing salicylic acid, as these can often lead to dryer skin if used incorrectly.
The ingredients which may be beneficial for this skin concern include hyaluronic acid which you can use in the form of a serum. This ingredient helps to restore the skin’s moisture barrier, in turn leading to more hydrated skin due to its humectant properties. Hyaluronic acid is able to retain moisture within the skin.
Our Superfacial treatments can also be tailored to your dry skin concern and leave you with plump and hydrated skin through the use of some essential revitalising nutrients. Alternatively if your dry skin is caused by ageing, our new Profhilo treatment is extremely effective at providing your skin with a high-dose of Hyaluronic Acid. This treatment rejuvenates, hydrates and plumps your skin.