Tired of very dry skin? So are we. In fact, the only thing more annoying than dry skin is trying to get rid of it!
From eczema flare-ups to changes in the weather, dry skin is one of the most common skin conditions out there. It can also lead to itching, redness, deep cracks, and peeling - not nice.
For some people a bit of moisturiser and a glass of water sort the problem. But for others, it can be a little harder.
If you need help cleaning up dry patches on your face, take a look at our tips.
Take a Look at Your Skincare
If you have dry skin on your face, the first thing you should do is look at your skincare. A lot of products could be making your face worse.
Take a look at what you're using a stop using those with any of these ingredients:
- Sodium chloride
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Sodium laureth sulfate
- Ammonium lauryl sulfate
- AHA acids
- Salicylic acid (or willow bark)
Anything containing alcohol or perfume should usually be avoided, too.
Use Hydrating Serums
Serums are additional products you can add to your skincare routine that are made to target certain problems. If you have very dry skin, we'd recommend adding a couple of serums to really boost the benefits.
The Ordinary has a ton of great, budget-friendly serums. We recommend Hyaluronic Acid (HA) if you have rough skin on your face. We already have this naturally in our body and it's essential for helping your skin retain moisture. The HA molecule can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water - you can see why it's beneficial for dry skin!
Use this alongside the Amino Acids serum for a hydrating boost every day.
Try Chemical Face Peels
Chemical peels deeply exfoliate, removing dead skin to reveal the smoother epidermis or papillary dermis beneath. They're intense treatments with long-lasting benefits.
For people with dry skin patches on their face, peels can be a wonder treatment. By removing the dead skin cells of the outer layer of your face, your moisturisers and serums will be able to penetrate deeper. It can also rid you of the dry patches, letting you start again.
Understand Dry Skin Causes
There are lots of things that could be causing your dry skin, including:
- Lack of water
- Underlying skin conditions (such as eczema)
- Excessive skin washing
- Unbalanced pH levels
Working out what's causing yours whilst you start implementing the steps above is essential. Only when you solve the underlying issue will you be able to fix your dry skin.
Solve Dry Patches on Your Face
If you want to get rid of dry patches on your face once and for all, visit the Dr. Asthetica clinic in Birmingham. With plenty of treatments and expert knowledge, we can help you solve your skin problems. If you have any immediate questions, feel free to get in touch with us.
If you're worried your skin condition could be more than a surface issue, contact your GP. They'll be able to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be causing your flare-ups.