How to treat dry facial skin
Here's how to relieve dry skin quickly and effectively.
Whether it’s the middle of winter or the peak of summer, dry skin can affect anyone and everyone. It happens for a variety of reasons, but the symptoms are typically the same - tight, itchy or flaky skin can all be a sign that your skincare routine needs a shake-up.
Keep reading for our top tips on how to reduce dry skin on your face and treat this skin concern effectively.
Why is my skin dry?
There are several reasons why your skin might be feeling dry. To start with, take a look at your skincare routine – is it meeting your skin’s needs? Does your skin feel tight and dry immediately after cleansing, and does the feeling persist even after you’ve applied moisturiser?
If so, your products might not be providing enough nourishment for your skin type and you may want to consider switching to formulas with moisture-boosting ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, shea butter and naturally derived oils. However, make sure any products you do switch to are gentle, unscented and free from irritants, as this could also cause skin to act up.
Another factor behind dry skin is exfoliation – or the lack of it. Our skin is constantly undergoing a process of renewal, but over time, dead skin cells can build up on the surface and make it more difficult for your serums and moisturisers to work effectively.
How to treat dry skin on your face
Skin exfoliation can make a real difference by treating dryness at a deeper level. Microdermabrasion is a great option for this as it works to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin more effectively than topical skincare products can.
At Skinsmiths, we combine our microdermabrasion treatment with a thermal laser to stimulate collagen production in the skin, followed by a hydrating serum to leave you with skin that’s smooth, fresh and hydrated.
Combined with a regular skincare routine and daily sun protection, a consistent course of treatments will give you long-lasting results.
For more in-depth skin advice and information on what treatments are right for you, book your free consultation with the skin experts at your nearest Skinsmiths clinic.