Dry Skin Treatment in Altrincham

What is Dry Skin?

Dry skin occurs when your skin loses too much water and oil. Dry skin is common and can affect anyone at any age. 

Dry Skin Treatment FAQs

Dry skin is often temporary or seasonal, you might get it only in winter, for example- or you might need to treat it long term. Signs and symptoms of dry skin might vary based on your age, health status, skin tone, living environment and sun exposure. They include:

  • A feeling of skin tightness
  • Skin that feels and looks rough
  • Itchiness (pruritus)
  • Slight to severe flaking skin, which causes the ashy look that can affect dry brown and black skin
  • Slight to severe scaling or peeling
  • Cracked “dry riverbed” look to leg
  • Fine lines or cracks
  • Skin that ranges from reddish on white skin to greyish on brown and black skin
  • Deep cracks that may bleed

Dry skin often suffers from increased cell turnover time, meaning it takes longer than 28 days for skin cells to move from the deeper layers to being part of the dead stratum corneum at the surface. The result is skin that looks rough, dry, and unhealthy.

Dry skin is due to water loss from the outer layer of skin. It might be caused by:

  • Heat. Central heating, wood-burning stoves, space heaters and fireplaces all reduce humidity.
  • Environment. Living in cold, windy conditions or low-humidity climates.
  • Too much bathing or scrubbing. Taking long, hot showers or baths or scrubbing your skin too much can dry your skin. Bathing more than once a day can remove the natural oils from your skin too.
  • Harsh soaps and detergents. Many popular soaps, detergents and shampoos strip moisture from your skin because they are formulated to remove oil.
  • Other skin conditions. People with skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis are more likely to have dry skin.
  • Medical treatments. Some people develop dry, thick skin after undergoing treatment for cancer, receiving dialysis, or taking certain medications.
  • Ageing. As people age, the skin thins and produces less of the oils needed for the skin to retain water.

Dermalux LED Light Phototherapy

Dermalux LED Light Phototherapy is a non-invasive and pain-free treatment that promotes a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing whilst rejuvenating the skin.  Any feeling of warmth or heat on the skin is most often due to the stimulation of blood circulation.

Immediately following treatment, you can expect your skin to have a healthy glow and any skin irritation or dryness will start to calm.

AlumierMD Professional Treatment

AlumierMD Professional Treatment- Moisturizing dry skin is not just about applying creams when you feel dry, but about using the correct ingredients to attract moisture into the epidermis and keep it there. AlumierMD use products that contain

  • Humectants- attracts water from the deep layers of the epidermis up to the stratum corneum, such as hyaluronic acid, honey, and glycerine

  • Emollients- works by filling spaces between skin flakes with oil droplets, such as vitamin E and jojoba oil

  • Occlusives- blocks TEWL in the stratum corneum by forming a barrier on the skin, such as silicones and lanolin

The goal is to use a combination of these ingredients to increase water content in the skin, decrease TEWL (water loss) and restore the lipid barrier.

Treatment for dry skin at home focuses on your personalised AlumierMD prescription. Alumier MD uses the most current, effective, and stable ingredients on the market providing innovative prescription skincare that can be prescribed by your skin therapists. Making results easier and long lasting without having to worry about destabilising the skin and it returning to its original state.

They offer many products from cleansers, exfoliators, speciality serums, prescription topical retinols, moisturisers, and physical SPFs; all only available via a prescription due to the strength of the product’s active ingredients.

Some of the main products/ingredients used to treat dry skin include:

  • HydraBoost- This hydrating pH-balancing creamy cleanser delicately removes impurities, excess oil, and makeup, leaving skin smooth, soft and intensely hydrated.
  • Sensi Calm – A smooth & hydrating cleanser that delicately removes impurities and excess oil while calming the skin.
  • Lotus Scrub- A mechanical exfoliating scrub designed to smooth, refine and improve skin tone. Lotus Scrub uses lotus seed powder and microcrystalline cellulose, unique natural biodegradable exfoliating agents that are smooth and spherical. These agents create even and gentle exfoliation to remove impurities and reveal healthy, more radiant skin.
  • Enzymatic Peel- Enzymatic Peel is a highly effective exfoliant that combines 10% lactic acid with fruit enzymes to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote skin renewal, minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discolouration. Aloe vera extract calms the skin, while sodium hyaluronate and vitamin B5 hydrate and soften skin for a supple and radiant complexion. 
  • Bright & Clear Solution- A refreshing, award-winning, skin conditioning solution that refines skin complexion. Lactic acid, Salicylic Acid and caviar lime gently exfoliate cellular debris to brighten and improve skin texture. Kakadu plum extract offers a boost of vitamin C that contributes to the look of healthy skin all while this expertly crafted formula works! 
  • EverActive C&E + Peptide- A high strength vitamin C (USP grade 15% L-ascorbic acid) and vitamin E (USP grade) serum that reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, revitalizing skin an protects against the effects of free radicals.
  • Ultimate Boost Serum- A lightweight, hydrating serum that combines results-driven ingredients to reduce the visible signs of ageing and enhances the skins natural hydrolipidic barrier for all skin types.
  • Vitamin Rich Smoother- Vitamin Rich Smoother spotlights the synergistic antioxidant duo of 15% vitamin C (USP grade L-ascorbic acid) and vitamin E (USP grade tocopherol) to brighten and revitalize the look of the skin. This formulation is the perfect base for makeup. Its silky consistency evens out skin texture, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves skin looking and feeling smooth.
  • Neck & Decollate Firming Cream- Neck and Décolleté Firming Cream is a smooth firming moisturiser that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a more youthful appearance. Modified levels of encapsulated retinol firm and strengthen the skin, while licorice evens out skin tone. Gentle flower acids exfoliate dead cells and promote skin renewal.
  • Alumience A.G.E- Alumience A.G.E.™ is an exclusive formulation that reduces the visible signs of ageing caused by free radicals, pollution, and advanced glycation end products (A.G.E.s). Using a unique blend of antioxidants, specialized peptides, anti-glycation ingredients, and a biomimetic pollution shield, Alumience A.G.E.™ provides the ultimate in daily protection from pollution and UV skin damage.
  • HydraCalm- A rich and restorative hydrator packed with natural calming ingredients specifically formulated to relieve redness-prone and sensitive skin.
  • HydraDew- An intensely moisturiser loaded with powerful peptides, antioxidants, and soothing ingredients. Powerhouse peptides firm and strengthen the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while antioxidants provide protection from free radical damage.
  • Recovery Balm- Recovery Balm is an antioxidant and peptide-rich moisturiser specifically formulated for support post-procedure. Hinokitiol, sea whip, and aloe soothe, and copper peptide rehabilitates the look of compromised skin. 
  • Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 40- A sheer physical sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Struggling with Dry Skin? Book a free consultation at Dermanude Skin Clinic

Say goodbye to dry skin. Book a consultation for dry skin and let us help you achieve the soft, supple complexion you deserve.

HydraFacial in Hale, Altrincham, Greater Manchester with Dermanude Skin Clinic
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