What causes dry, dull skin?
Understanding what triggers dry, dehydrated or dull skin and what you can do to fix it.
If your skin is feeling dry, dehydrated or looking less glowy than usual, there are plenty of things you can do to help your complexion get back to its best.
Your first step is to understand what might be causing your skin to feel less comfortable, and once you’ve narrowed it down, finding the right solution to target the issue at its source. Skin is a delicate thing and there are plenty of factors that can affect it, but here are a few of the most common reasons why you might be experiencing dryness or dullness.
Lack of exfoliation
Did you know your skin is constantly undergoing a process of regeneration and cell turnover? Over time, your body naturally sheds dead skin cells to reveal the layer of newer, stronger ones underneath, but for a variety of reasons, this doesn’t always work as well as it should.
Whether due to the natural ageing process, or a change in your skincare routine, sometimes these dead skin cells and impurities can build up on the surface of the skin instead of being removed. This can cause your skin to appear dull and dehydrated and can even contribute to issues with flaky skin and uneven texture.
Exfoliating treatments such as a microdermabrasion or our signature detox facial can help by lifting these dead skin cells away more effectively than applying topical skincare products. The result? Smoother, softer skin that’s got serious glow factor.
Lack of moisture and hydration
If your skin is feeling dry it stands to reason your current skincare routine might not be cutting the mustard in the hydration department. However, there are a few different ways you can tackle this.
Hyaluronic acid is a game-changer for hydration, with the impressive ability to hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water. Basically, it’s a moisture-attracting magnet that helps bind more water to the skin, so it’s ideal for adding to your daily routine if your skin is dry or dehydrated.
You can also up your hydration levels from the inside out, by increasing your water intake and adding more healthy fats to your diet. In particular, omega-3 fatty acids (such as those found in salmon, trout and tuna and other sources like pumpkin, walnuts, chia and hemp) are all important for healthy, strong and hydrated skin.
If you’re looking for more information on treating specific skin concerns and tips on how to maintain healthy skin, we’re here to help. Come and have a chat, free of charge, at any of our clinics and get advice tailored to you. Simply book your free consultation online or give us a call on 020 3473 3829.