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Dry Skin

Ordinary dry skin (Xerosis) usually isn't serious, but it can be uncomfortable and unsightly, turning plump cells into shrivelled ones and creating fine lines and wrinkles. If left untreated, dry skin can advance in to more serious conditions such as impaired barrier, leading to sensitive skin and even Rosacea.
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What causes dry skin?

With ageing, the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) begins to thin, causing the junction with the dermis (inner layer) to flatten. Sun Damaged Skin also has a thicker epidermis (keratin), which is "dead" and irregular. There is increased water loss from the skin and a decrease of the sebaceous glands, which provides natural moisture to the skin. Your skin gets about 10% drier every decade. While oil production decreases, the lipid barrier of skin, which traps and holds in moisture, becomes increasingly defective over time. With ageing you have less moisture production and less ability to hold moisture in the skin.

How can one treat dry skin in-clinic?

As with most of our skin and body solutions we believe in taking a multi-level approach to treating dry skin so that the patient gets fast effective and noticeable results. We combine treatments in order to give the patient the very best outcomes:

What can we do to combat dry skin at home?

At Body Renewal we recommend the following:

Try to avoid:

Fortunately, most dry skin results from environmental factors that can be wholly or partially controlled and managed. These include:

Other factors of dry skin, including certain diseases, can significantly alter the function and appearance of your skin. These include:



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