Dull, Dry & Dehydrated Skin

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Dull, Dry & Dehydrated Skin

Dull, dry and dehydrated skin has many causes, some environmental, some medical and some can be purely down to your lifestyle choices. The best thing to do to help combat lacklustre skin is to start by identifying what is affecting or exacerbating your skin complaint. It is true to say that central heating, cold and wind, sun exposure and not drinking enough water each day can have a detrimental effect on your skin’s hydration levels. If you think about it this way, the skin contains 64% water so is it any wonder that when your water intake is low, your skin looks sub-optimal?

Believe it or not, some skin care products can be very drying. Foaming cleansers which include surfactants (the ingredient that causes products to lather) and products containing soap can strip the skin of its natural oils and once your protective skin barrier is affected it may not only be dryness that you have to cope with, but breakouts too. Steer clear of things that bubble, choose cream cleansers, facial oils and rich creams where possible, especially formulated for dry skin. Those with alcohol should be avoided at all cost as they too strip oil when you are on a mission to hang on to your natural oils.

Dullness can be caused very simply by excessive dead cells on the surface of the skin that once dissolved and sloughed away can reveal a bright and even toned surface. Well-chosen skin care products can fight dullness on a daily basis and help you maintain a fresh glow. Injectable skin boosters are a great way of upping your glow and can be very long lasting, encouraging all the skin cell renewal processes you want to get that refreshed look over time.

If you are yet to try a Hydrafacial, it’s worth booking in and committing to regular sessions. A monthly Hydrafacial can keep your skin in check and each facial can be adapted to suit your needs on the day. This super high-performance and exceptionally gentle treatment multi-tasks to remove dead skin cells with a light suction whilst also delivering and infusing potent ingredients like hyaluronic acid and peptides into the skin.

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