Dry Skin

by Dr Ehsan Jadoon

Dry Skin is a very common skin concern. Almost everyone experiences dry and dehydrated skin at some point in time. Skin dryness is usually transient but some people may experience prolonged dryness of skin for months and years.

What Causes Dry Skin

Suboptimal production of oil by the skin cells (Sebaceous glands) is the reason why people experience dry and dehydrated skin.

There are several contributing factors. These include:

  • Genetic predisposition.
  • Excessive UV Exposure (sun damage).
  • Hormonal fluctuation (females).
  • Possible gut health and microbiome irregularity.
  • Excessive use of make-up and make-up wipes.
  • Alcohol and cigarette smoking.

How to manage dry skin?

  • Eliminating or reducing any triggering factors (mentioned above) is always the first step.
  • The primary aim of any skin treatment or skincare products is to regulate the activity of the oil producing glands (sebaceous glands) in the skin.
  • In-clinic treatments include injectable moisturizers (skin boosters), professional facials, hydrating serums infusions.
  • Avoiding any make-up or other products on the skin which impair the functionality of oil glands is very important.

Skincare products to improve skin hydration:

Medical-grade, cosmeceutical skin products can effectively regulate the physiology of skin cells.

  • Gentle Make-up remover
  • Hydrating cleansers
  • Hydrating moisturizers
  • Facial Masks
  • Topical serums and creams with active ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid.

Important: It is important to understand that skincare products for any skin concern, including dry skin have to be used regularly (as recommended by product usage guidelines) for optimum results. We recommend using the products for a minimum of 6 months and avoiding any triggering factors to see clinically visible results.

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