There’s nothing worse than dealing with dry and peeling skin. A lack of hydration can leave the skin feeling tight, rough and scaly which is not only uncomfortable but can also cause a loss in self-confidence. Whilst many people attempt to conceal dry and peeling skin with makeup, this can accentuate the ‘flaky’ appearance as makeup tends to cling to any dry areas of skin. There are numerous causes of dry skin and peeling skin. In this blog post, Cosmetic Doctor Brisbane will be sharing some further insight into this irritating problem and how it can be treated.
What Causes Dry Skin?
People of all ages can experience dry skin, although people who work outdoors, live in cold climates or have eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis are at a greater risk of developing the condition. Dry skin can affect any part of the body, including the face, hands, arms and legs.
Some of the most common causes of dry and peeling skin include:
UV rays emitted by the sun can be damaging to DNA in skin cells, leading to premature skin ageing. Repeated irritation of the skin can cause it to become dry and start peeling, as it attempts to heal from the damage.
- Frequent Contact with Water
People who spend a lot of time in/around water can experience dry skin due to the presence of minerals which clog the pores. Chlorinated water can be particularly irritating, causing the skin to dry out and become itchy.
- Cool Environmental Conditions
The humidity level is lower in winter, which causes the skin to become much dryer.
- Skincare Products
Some skincare products contain ingredients which can be particularly drying to the skin. Salicylic acid is one of the more common, which dries out the oils (sebum) within the pores and may also cause a rash to develop.
Home Treatment for Dry Skin
If you suffer from dry/peeling skin, you should try to keep your skin as nourished and hydrated as possible. This can be achieved by using quality moisturisers, which work best when applied immediately after showering.
After showering, it is advisable to pat the skin dry rather than rub it with a bath towel. The rubbing action can cause skin irritation and dryness. If your skin is already peeling due to sunburn, towel drying can exacerbate the problem and cause scarring.
Cosmetic Treatment for Dry Skin
For an immediately noticeable improvement in skin hydration, it’s worth paying a visit to Cosmetic Doctor Brisbane in Waterford West. We offer a range of cosmetic services which can restore a hydrated, healthy-looking complexion. Dermal fillers can help to nourish and hydrate the skin whilst also increasing volume. Consisting of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar molecule, fillers help water bind with collagen. You can expect to notice a marked improvement in skin hydration following treatment.
It is important to note that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to dry skin issues. Following an initial consultation and examination of your skin, Dr Tarek will prepare a tailored treatment plan to help you achieve a renewed complexion and relief from your dry skin concerns.
A Solution to Dry Skin Awaits – Book an Appointment Today
If you’ve been experiencing dry or peeling skin, rest assured that you are not alone. Cosmetic Doctor Brisbane have a wealth of experience in treating these concerns, and we’re here to help you find a solution. To book a free cosmetic consultation, please call 07 3200 6191 today.