If you have dry skin, this post is for you!
As we are coming out of the other side of Winter, we are still submerged in our daily air conditioning, heaters, fire’s burning in the evenings to keep us warm.
What this is all doing is dehydrating our skin further, so most of us need to take care of our hydration levels.
Have you ever heard of lipid dry skin? If you’re new to Skin Essentials, you probably haven’t. Lipid dry skin has an intrinsic tendency to low natural oil production. It will look dull, thin, flaky and tired. Your skin may have a tendency to redness, especially across the cheeks, with some whiteheads and visible capillaries. This skin tends to age quickly.
As mentioned, lipid dry skin will react quickly to outside factors such as wind, central heating, air conditioning and cold which can make it feel itchy or will sting. It may also be slow to heal and can scar easily. You can already see how this skin type may easily be mistaken for ‘sensitive’.
The lack of natural oils in the skin impairs it’s defense and protection allowing it to become inflamed by outside aggressors, therefore the treatment protocol is to restore the oil balance to strengthen this barrier.
Professional treatments for dry skin will consist of gentle facials using products that are high in essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants and nutrients.
At home, products must be very gentle and contain no fragrance (even naturally derived such as essential oils), artificial colouring or abrasive particles. Harsh cleansing is the most common mistake, make sure your cleanser is completely free from sodium laureth sulphate and keep exfoliation to a minimum.
Oil based cleansers are best. Avoid the sun as much as possible and keep heating or air conditioning as low as possible. Drink plenty of water and try to eat a diet high in essential fatty acids. (Nuts, seeds, avocado, oily fish). Your pharmacist or heath food shop will be able to advise you on your diet and recommend a supplement if necessary.
Products from Skin Essentials for your skin type:
Super dry or medically compromised skin will love our Skin Comfort Kit.
I hope this sheds some light on why your skin may be feeling tight and dry. If you have any questions please get in touch, I’m always happy to answer. Call our Wexford clinic on 053 9145981 or contact email@example.com.