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Skin Dryness

WHAT IS SKIN DRYNESS?

Dry skin exhibits a lack of moisture causing a dry, rough or scaly appearance. When the skin is too dry it can become irritated, red, cracked and itchy. Dry skin is one of the features of an ageing skin. Mildly dry skin isa very common condition.

Dry skin can result from reduced water content in the skin, increased dead skin cells on the surface and increased water loss due to the loss of the skin’s protective barrier. Dry skin can occur due to a number external factors such extreme climate (heat, cold, wind, air conditioning, pollution, frequent air travel) or chemicals such as inappropriately harsh skin care and products and even over-washing which washes away protective oils. Dry skin can also be seen as a part of ageing where loss of oil is to be expected, skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis and as a result of medications and treatments.

A number of treatments are available for the management of dry skin. The correct treatment and combination of treatments is essential and dependent upon an identification of the cause. Drinking adequate water, correct diet and supplements such as essential fatty acids are necessary for combating dry skin. Hydrating gentle skin care, Chemical peels, skin needling, hyaluronic acid dermal injections and light therapies are available to treat dry skin problems.

At Le Sands Clinic, we understand the complexity of dry skin. Your first step to taking control of your dry skin concerns, is an initial free consultation with one of our skin care experts. A full assessment of your skin, lifestyle and medical history will be conducted and an individualised treatment plan will be recommended to help your achieve your goals and long lasting results. Call 02 9567 0399 or email us info@lesandsclinic.com.au

Call us on 02 9567 0399 or e-mail us on info@lesandsclinic.com.au

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