Many of us suffer from dry skin, whether it’s your natural skin type or you have problem areas and patches. It can be uncomfortable and frustrating to deal with. Luckily that are a number of things that you can do at home, and inexpensive skin treatments at your local spa, which will help improve the condition of your skin, making you look and feel better quickly.
So what are the main things you should be doing to manage dry skin?
Have a skin consultation – many places like ProSkin run skin clinics, and for little or no cost you can have your face scanned with a special machine. This will tell your therapist a lot about the condition of your skin, not just on the surface but down to the deeper skin layers. During the analysis you will receive recommendations on the skin care routine you should adopt at home, as well as details of any professional treatments, such as facials or microdermabrasion, that will help improve the condition of your skin. This is the best starting point before you spend any money on products or treatments.
Use the right skin care range and routine – whatever your skin type, it’s essential that you us the right skin care products. After your skin analysis you should have an idea about the right products and skin care routine for your skin. Make sure you select products that are specifically designed for dry skin, and if you suffer from problem areas that are also easily irritated or get sore or itchy, ensure that you select a range that caters for sensitive skin.
If you buy your skin care products on the high street, the counter staff may be able to offer advice.
Exfoliation – exfoliation is a great way to get rid of any old and dead surface skin and it can be done at home with a good quality exfoliation product. Exfoliating requirements vary depending on your skin type and level of sensitivity, but
carrying out exfoliation once or twice a week should be enough. A professional facial or microdermabrasion treatment can be a great kick start for your skin and both involve deep exfoliation by a professional therapist.
Get regular facials – enjoying regular facials is not only a great way to treat and pamper yourself but it can be extremely beneficial for your skin. Having a professional facial that’s tailored to your skin and its needs can really speed up dealing with dry skin and problem areas. Regular facials combined with the right skin care routine at home will ensure that your skin is hydrated and healthy.
Drink Water – nothing is better than your skin than making sure that you are hydrated. Many skin care treatments only work on the top layers of skin, drinking enough water however hydrates from the inside out. This really makes a difference to the overall condition of your skin.
Wear moisturising makeup – when you suffer from dry skin it can make it difficult to get that flawless finish you’ve been hoping for when applying your make up. As well as taking steps towards looking after your skin properly using the advice in the rest of this blog post, using a moisturising foundation, or even tinted moisturiser, can mean easier application. It is recommended that you let your skin breathe as much as possible though, so less really is more on the makeup front.
At ProSkin we regularly offer our clients skin care advice. If you suffer from dry skin our therapists are more than happy to put together personal recommendations to help you improve your skin’s condition, both at home and through professional treatments.