What causes skin dryness?
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The last thing anyone wants to do after spending most of their week indoors is to stay in the weekend just because their skin is looking dry and lacklustre. By understanding what causes skin dryness and what treatment solutions there are to combat this – we can revive that glow from within![vc_single_image image=”16246″ img_size=”500×500″]What is dry and dehydrated skin?
Dry skin can appear flakey, feels rough, tight, textured and sometimes be red or itchy. Dehydrated skin is a lack of water in the top layer.
What causes skin dryness?
Skin dryness is caused by a variety of factors:
- Prolonged exposure to the Sun
Love the warmth but not the damage? It’s known that the Sun dries out and reduces the skin’s natural oil levels. This leaves your complexion looking dry, flaky and prematurely aged. It is important to wear apply sunscreen with a high SPF such as our Results Active Protect SPF 50+. It’s lightweight and non greasy formula is great for everyday wear.
During the cooler months, humidity levels drop and time spent indoors rises meaning an increase in exposure to indoor air-conditioning systems, resulting in dryness. To restore lost moisture, our best seller Medik8 Hydr8 B5 is packed with Vitamin B5 to prolong hydration and promoting skin regeneration.
As we age, your pores produce less oil which naturally results in dryness. Living hard and fast in your 20s exposes us to excessive lifestyles, less sleep, prolonged sun exposure and environmental pollutants. This affects your skin’s structural integrity. As we age, the protective barrier of lipids in the skin lessens – resulting in the reduced ability to retain moisture.
- Taking long hot showers
One of the joys of Winter is being able to take long hot showers. BUT did you know that your daily hot shower isn’t so friendly after all? Hot water strips the body’s skin of it’s natural oils, resulting in dryness.
Certain cleansers, soaps or detergents can trigger allergic reactions, leaving your skin dry and irritated. By avoiding harsh chemicals and ingredients, you can reduce your chances of experiencing irritation.[vc_single_image image=”16249″ img_size=”500×500″]Common misconceptions: dry skin’s friend or foe?
It doesn’t just stop at moisturising
It seems obvious that in order to hydrate your skin, we commonly add a moisturiser on top? However, hydration starts from within and misusing moisturisers is more common than you think, so don’t worry! Drinking plenty of water can assist with restoring lost moisture in the top layer of the skin.
Over-exfoliating can cause more harm than good
Dry skin often results in flakiness and whilst over-exfoliation seems like the solution in returning your skin to its former glory, it can actually do more harm than good. Over-exfoliating can result in your skin’s natural oils to be stripped, leading to further dryness and possibility of irritation – which is not what anyone wants !
We begin with a double cleanse to remove makeup and impurities.
Using the MediPro diamond-tipped wand, we effectively decongest pores and the build of dead skin cells in your pores
Now that you are left with a fresh and flawless base – a serum rich in antioxidants is infused into the face to restore lost hydration and plumpness.
Learn more![vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGRUZtOXVIRGYtRW8lM0YlMjZtdXRlJTNEMSUyMiUyMGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyJTNEJTIyMCUyMiUyMGFsbG93JTNEJTIyYWNjZWxlcm9tZXRlciUzQiUyMGF1dG9wbGF5JTNCJTIwZW5jcnlwdGVkLW1lZGlhJTNCJTIwZ3lyb3Njb3BlJTNCJTIwcGljdHVyZS1pbi1waWN0dXJlJTIyJTIwYWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuJTNFJTNDJTJGaWZyYW1lJTNFJTBBJTIzUmVhbFBlb3BsZSUyME1pY3JvZGVybWFicmFzaW9uJTIwYW5kJTIwT3h5Z2VuJTIwSW5mdXNpb24lMjBUaGVyYXB5JTBB[/vc_raw_html]Book in a complimentary consultation today to see how you can reset your skin to radiance today!
How do you treat dry skin? DIY vs skin treatments
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From revamping your skin care routine to making subtle changes to our lifestyles, we find out which solution will spring your skin back to its hydrated best!
DIY home remedies to treat dry skin
DIY home remedies from honey masks to sugar scrubs- we’ve all tried them at least once right? Easily sourced with an abundance of recipes online, it’s an easily accessible solution – or so it seems.
Whilst some DIY face masks may work wonders for one’s skin, the results may vary according to your individual skin type and priority. Additionally, DIY masks and scrubs are easily perishable, time consuming to make, and are quite messy! Making treating dry skin seem more like a chore!
Lifestyle habits to avoid skin dryness
Here are some lifestyle habits that may be causing you more damage than you think so.
Dry Skin Causes
Avoid long hot showers
[vc_single_image image=”15928″ img_size=”500×500″ alignment=”center”]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.[vc_column width=”1/3″]
Avoid excessive cleansing
[vc_single_image image=”15933″ img_size=”500×500″ alignment=”center”]By excessively cleansing, the skin’s natural oils are depleted which leaves the skin feeling dry and compromises its ability to function.[vc_column width=”1/3″]
Avoid prolonged sun exposure
[vc_single_image image=”15934″ img_size=”500×500″ alignment=”center”]Increased exposure to the sun results in drying the skin of its natural oils.How can Oxygen Facial Therapy treat dry skin?
Microdermabrasion involves polishing away dull and lacklustre skin using A diamond tipped wand to decongest pores, removes dead skin cells, resulting in an even texture and skin tone.
Our passionate therapists had the pleasure of pampering @sandrawuwu with our signature Micro 02 facial – a combination of our Microdermabrasion and Oxygen Facial Therapy. Sandra Wu, a lifestyle blogger who has naturally dry skin explains how “It’s going to help to pull out the grease and dirt that was hiding in my skin”[vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI4NTQlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjI0ODAlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGVndDdHVTVHl6RU0lMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvdyUzRCUyMmFjY2VsZXJvbWV0ZXIlM0IlMjBhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUzQiUyMGd5cm9zY29wZSUzQiUyMHBpY3R1cmUtaW4tcGljdHVyZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html]Now that we have a flawless base from our Microdermabrasion, give your skin the ultimate hydration with Oxygen Facial Therapy. Using a wand, we infuse your face with a professional strength serum rich in active ingredients, high in antioxidants, peptides, vitamins and minerals.
“Helps my skin feel really hydrated as it feels naturally dry” – Sandra Wu, Burwood[vc_raw_html]TUlDUk8lMjAlMkIlMjBPWFlHRU4lMjBWSURFTyUyMHJhdyUyMGh0bWwlMEElM0NpZnJhbWUlMjB3aWR0aCUzRCUyMjU2MCUyMiUyMGhlaWdodCUzRCUyMjMxNSUyMiUyMHNyYyUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3LnlvdXR1YmUuY29tJTJGZW1iZWQlMkZFRm05dUhEZi1FbyUzRiUyNm11dGUlM0QxJTIyJTIwZnJhbWVib3JkZXIlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwYWxsb3clM0QlMjJhY2NlbGVyb21ldGVyJTNCJTIwYXV0b3BsYXklM0IlMjBlbmNyeXB0ZWQtbWVkaWElM0IlMjBneXJvc2NvcGUlM0IlMjBwaWN0dXJlLWluLXBpY3R1cmUlMjIlMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0UlMEE=[/vc_raw_html]Photorejuvenation age peel for dry skin
Shorter than a lunch break, chemical peels deeply exfoliate the skin to target skin cells that cause:
- Acne breakouts
- Traumatic pigmentation
- Collagen loss
- Provides overall rejuvenation
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines
Regular exfoliation promotes blood circulation as well as encourages the turnover of cells, resulting in clear and healthy skin.[vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI4NTQlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjI0ODAlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGRk5WTHZhdWJrQWclM0YlMjZtdXRlJTNEMSUyMiUyMGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyJTNEJTIyMCUyMiUyMGFsbG93JTNEJTNGcmVsJTNEMCUyMmFjY2VsZXJvbWV0ZXIlM0IlMjBhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUzQiUyMGd5cm9zY29wZSUzQiUyMHBpY3R1cmUtaW4tcGljdHVyZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html]To maintain the benefits of your skin treatments, we recommend Results Active Protect SPF50+ is an important part of your skincare routine. Sun protection is important to reduce the signs of premature ageing. Check out our other must have products here to ensure that your skin stays hydrated and refreshed so you can look and feel your best!