Dry skin is a common problem, affecting both men and women. It is usually caused by simple lifestyle factors, though in some cases it could be a sign that something is wrong. If the dry skin is severe, you should consult with a doctor to rule out any underlying issues.

In most cases, dry skin is easy to treat. There are a lot of effective treatment choices available to help combat your dry skin once and for all.

What causes the skin to look dehydrated?

The skin starts to look dehydrated due to a lack of water content. This is typically caused by factors such as seasonal changes and indoor central heating. Other lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, an unhealthy diet, or drinking high levels of alcohol or caffeine, can all contribute. These factors are known to reduce the water content of the skin, causing it to appear less supple.

Ageing is one of the key factors though. As we age, the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin start to deplete. This naturally occurring component in the dermis retains water and moisture levels, making it look plump and hydrated.

What are the signs and symptoms of dehydrated skin?

The main symptom of dehydrated skin is a dull, dry appearance. When it is dehydrated, the skin isn’t able to carry out its most basic functions. These include cell turnover, which means the outer layer will not shed as much as usual.

This leads to an increased amount of dead skin cells on the surface, causing a dull appearance. Other symptoms of dehydration include itchy skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.

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Skin Hydrator Profhilo

Reverse the early signs of ageing and hydrate the skin with Profhilo, a unique skin remodelling treatment that boosts collagen and elastin to tighten sagging skin.

Profhilo contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid and is clinically proven to address ageing concerns, such as dull, tired skin, fine lines and wrinkles and skin sagging across the face, neck, decolletage and hands.

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Hydrafacial Treatment London

The HydraFacial is a deep-cleansing and exfoliating facial treatment and has been hailed as a big advancement on the traditional microdermabrasion.

HydraFacial can treat pigmentation problems, scarring and target many of the signs of ageing, producing a much brighter, more hydrated complexion. It is particularly effective for treating dry skin.

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Lip Augmentation London

Dermal fillers are an exciting anti-ageing treatment which can help to restore our skin and facial contours to their former youthful appearance, or enhance/ plump particular areas to be more aesthetically pleasing. This treatment is often used in the lips, cheeks, chin, nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), and can rejuvenate dry and dehydrated skin.

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Rhinoplasty London

Harmony ClearLift laser treatment is a skin-firming, volumising and revitalising procedure with little to no downtime.

The laser treatment uses unique patented technology which applies revolutionary photo-acoustic, remodelling collagen fibres, resulting in the ultimate anti-ageing procedure. Firming the skin, adding to its volume and vitality and all without any pain or downtime.

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Skin Rejuvenation London

This ablative skin resurfacing laser stimulates new collagen and elastin production, which improves the volume and texture of your skin, as well as minimising the appearance of age spots and sun damage.

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