Dry Skin 101


During the winter months, you may notice that your dry skin seems to be more aggravated. And while some of the tricks you picked up in the past might be helpful, most dry skin sufferers make simple mistakes that can end up doing more harm than good for their skin.



While deep cleaners may seem like your best option to remove that daily dirt and debris from the skin, they can make your dry skin even worse by stripping away natural oils and moisture, irritating the skin. Instead, gentle, lotion-based cleansers are a great option for sensitive or dry skin types. Try using a soft cotton pad, or just use three fingers in light circular motions rather than scrubbing your face harshly with each wash.



While hot showers may feel great, they may be the worst thing you can do for your dry skin. High temperatures shift your natural hydration levels, pulling water out of the skin cells. Your best option is to take lukewarm showers and to keep them short. If your mirror is steamed up after your shower, than the water is too hot. As for moisturizing, the best time is right out of the shower while your skin is still damp.


Another common misconception is that you only need one type of moisturizer. Not all moisturizers are the same, especially when it comes to managing dry skin. Lighter moisturizers either don’t penetrate the skin fully, or quickly evaporate before they can deliver any benefit. Instead of an oil-free or water based moisturizer, try to find a richer moisturizer that contains ceramides and lipids.    


Although over-exfoliation can prematurely remove healthy skin cells, some exfoliation can also cause problems.  Dead skin cells can form a barrier and prevent the efficient penetration of your moisturizer. A chemical exfoliating cleanser, cleansing brush or even a gentle scrub are beneficial 2 to 3 times per week.



Making removing products that contain alcohol or other astringent-based ingredients will basically deprive your dry skin of the moisture it needs. A good alternative for removing makeup is using a non-irritating cleansing cloth, or even just a mild soap. Regarding toners, there are a wide variety to choose from, but make sure you read the ingredients to be sure that they are alcohol-free first .


Something that can't be stressed enough is how bad it is for your skin to sleep with makeup on. Doing so can cause severe irritation and dryness.  Makeup makes it difficult for your skin to “breathe” properly, so keeping your makeup on at night is one of the worst things you can do for your dry skin. Make sure you properly clean your face before bed, your skin will thank you!


You Might Also Enjoy...

Facial Volume Loss

With age the skin worsens and there is noticeable facial volume loss. Luckily, there are numerous types of treatments for improving facial volume, some of which include Dermal fillers and polydioxanone (PDO) threads

Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment

Regardless of the season the sun is always beaming down on us, so it is important to know about the effect that UV exposure has on the skin. One of the most popular laser treatments to improve the condition of the skin is the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser


Hydrofacial, also known as hydrodermabrasion, is a technique for improving skin condition. There is also Microdermabrasion which works by sanding off the outer layer of the skin and suctioning out dead cells using a vacuum which exfoliates the skin

LED Therapy

LED therapy can be used for many things, some of which include regenerating tissue, and even improving the complexion of your skin. Red, blue, and infrared light were tested in clinical trials and found to help acne, psoriasis, basic skin cancers, etc..

Cavitation Liposuction

While diet and exercise is helpful to achieving the ideal healthy body, there’s some fat that remains no matter how much you try, and Cavitation liposuction can help with ensuring that the stubborn fat stays away

Hair Loss Options

Hair loss can be seen in both men and women for various reasons. It can occur as a complication of another medical condition, hormone imbalance, and from genetics. One helpful treatment is PRP which can stimulate the hair to grow