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Dry skin symptoms and how you can treat them

Don’t let dry and dehydrated skin stop you from stepping out in your newest outfit: Rehydrate from within by understanding the signs and symptoms of dry skin.

 

What is dry or dehydrated skin?

Dry skin is a skin type that often appears as flakey, tight, feels rough and may be itchy.

Also caused by a range of factors such as cold weather and long hot showers, dehydrated skin is also a common skin type that many of us experience during the cooler. By noticing the signs and symptoms of dryness and dehydration early on, you can avoid further damage to the skin and premature ageing.

dry skin vs normal skin

Normal skin: Intact outermost layer of skin, stratum corneum allows for minimal water loss

Dry skin: Impaired stratum corneum, results in increased water evaporation

 

 

What happens when our skin ages?
In our your 20s

We are exposed to environmental damage, prolonged sun exposure, increased consumption in alcohol, fun-filled weekends with sleepless nights – all harmful to our skin’s structural integrity.

In your 30s

There is a decline in cellular renewal as collagen and elastin degrades. This leaves you with an uneven, dry and dull complexion. To restore lost hydration, it is important to regularly apply a moisturising agent. We LOVE the Medik8 Hydr8 B5 serum – easily absorbs and prolongs hydration as it is packed with peptides and Vitamin B5.

In your 40s +

The epidermis becomes thinner and dehydration is common as the protective barrier is not as prominent. As the barrier lessens, we begin to lose the ability to retain moisture in the skin.

 

Signs and symptoms of dry skin include:

  • Itching
  • Slight to severe levels of flaking, scaling or peeling
  • Fine lines or cracks
  • Deep cracks that may bleed
  • Redness and irritation

 

More severe signs and symptoms of dry skin include:

  • Large areas of scaling or peeling skin
  • Open sores or infection from scratching [1]

 

We’ve identified the signs and symptoms – now what?

To address dry and dehydrated skin, proactive hydration must occur. This can be achieved through noninvasive skin treatments such as Microdermabrasion, Oxygen Facial Therapy and Chemical Peels.

 

[1] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/symptoms-causes/syc-20353885

Dry Skin Causes

How do you treat dry skin

Avoid long hot showers

As tempting as staying in the shower forever seems to be, exposure to hot water for long periods of time strips the body of its natural oils, resulting in dry skin. Decrease your chances of dry skin by limiting the time spent in the shower as well as moisturising afterwards.

How do you treat dry skin

Avoid excessive cleansing

By excessively cleansing, the skin’s natural oils are depleted which leaves the skin feeling dry and compromises its ability to function.

How do you treat dry skin

Avoid prolonged sun exposure

Increased exposure to the sun results in drying the skin of its natural oils.

Microdermabrasion

micro treatment

Benefits

  • Effectively removes dead skin cells
  • Decongests pores
  • Promotes cellular renewal
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Allows for moisturisers, serums or Chemical Peels to be absorbed

Process
Using a Diamond tipped wand, the skin is gently exfoliated, revealing clearer and younger looking skin.

Duration
10-30 minutes
Micro Express: 10 mins

Downtime
Minimal

Oxygen Infusion Therapy

micro

Benefits

  • Instantly hydrates your skin
  • Brightens your skin, leaving it with a glow
  • Professional strength serum rich in antioxidants is applied to prolong hydrates
  • Provides instant lift and plumpness
  • No downtime

Process
A serum infused with antioxidants and active ingredients is spritzed onto the face

Duration
15 minutes

Downtime
No downtime

Chemical Peels

chemical peel treatment

Benefits

  • Deeply exfoliates clogged pores
  • Encourages cellular renewal to strengthen your skin’s barrier
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Provides overall rejuvenation
  • Allows your favourite skincare products to be absorbed better

Process
After the skin is cleansed, a chemical peel that is tailored to your skin priority is applied to the skin.

Duration
15 minutes

Downtime
Up to 24 hours

Both Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels work on removing dead skin cells and encouraging cellular renewal whilst the Oxygen Facial Therapy uses professional strength serum infused with active ingredients to restore the skin’s natural health. With minimal downtime, these treatments can be combined or customised to address your skin priorities today!

 

It’s simple! Just book in a complimentary consultation with one of our highly qualified therapists to see which treatment(s) can have you looking your flawless best!

 

Microdermabrasion Chemical Peel and LED Light Therapy

Combined with the healing properties of LED Light Therapy, the exfoliation from Microdermabrasion and Chemical peel treatments eradicates dead skin cells, promotes collagen production and strengthens the skin’s barrier which plays an integral part in locking in moisture during winter.

 

Post treatment, regular maintenance of cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising is required to protect your skin from future dryness and dehydration. The Results Active range is a MUST HAVE to ensure that your skin is clear from the comfort of your home.

 

Results Laser Clinics is one of Australia’s most trusted provider of Laser Hair Removal, Skin treatments & Cosmetic Injectables. Results Laser Clinic is available nationally & are committed to delivering results that make you look & feel your best.

For more information, call our experts or chat online, to ask any questions, or to arrange a free no commitment consultation.

 

 

 

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