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.
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:
- 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 
We’ve identified the signs and symptoms – now what?
Dry Skin Causes
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.
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.
Avoid prolonged sun exposure
Increased exposure to the sun results in drying the skin of its natural oils.
- Effectively removes dead skin cells
- Decongests pores
- Promotes cellular renewal
- Brightens skin tone
- Allows for moisturisers, serums or Chemical Peels to be absorbed
Using a Diamond tipped wand, the skin is gently exfoliated, revealing clearer and younger looking skin.
Micro Express: 10 mins
Oxygen Infusion Therapy
- 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
A serum infused with antioxidants and active ingredients is spritzed onto the face
- 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
After the skin is cleansed, a chemical peel that is tailored to your skin priority is applied to the skin.
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.
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