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 is the main symptom 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.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: Hydrafacial, Dermal Fillers, ClearLift Laser, iPixel, Obagi Peel, Cosmedix Peel and Products
TREATMENT OPTION: HYDRAFACIAL
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.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: DERMAL FILLERS
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.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: CLEARLIFT LASER
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.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: IPIXEL
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.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: OBAGI PEEL
This treatment is often used at our London clinic to treat fine lines, mild photo damage, uneven skin tone and acne breakouts.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: COSMEDIX
CosMedix Peels & Products are an innovative skincare range that harness the power of nature, fusing it with cutting-edge science.
CosMedix is focused on creating real change to your skin. Trials using Cosmedix peels and products have shown impressive results, with less visible wrinkles and pores, reduced appearance of brown spots and discolouration and visibly hydrated skin.FIND OUT MORE