Common Concern: Dehydrated Skin
If you suffer from dehydrated skin, you’re not alone. Although not usually a serious condition, dehydrated skin can be itchy and uncomfortable. Whether it’s caused by an underlying skin condition, an impaired skin barrier, ageing, poor skincare habits or environmental factors, having dehydrated skin is an incredibly common skin concern among people of all ages.
A skin assessment with the Observ Skin Analysis can quickly determine if you’re suffering from dehydrated skin.
What is dehydrated skin?
Dehydration is a lack of water in the skin, where the skin is not properly retaining water. Dehydration is a common sign of a skin barrier impairment. When your skin barrier is performing optimally, your skin will retain the correct amount of water. Where the barrier is impaired, your skin loses moisture leaving it dry, rough and sometimes flaky.
Other signs that you might be experiencing dehydrated skin include lifted flecks of skin, cracking or peeling skin, red or ashy skin tones – all of which can often be easily remedied through professional skincare products and medi-aesthetic treatments. Dehydrated skin most commonly affects the face, hands, arms and legs.
What causes dehydrated skin?
While the condition can affect anyone at any age, there are some risk factors that increase your likelihood of developing dehydrated skin such as ageing, medical history of eczema or dermatitis, living in a cold climate and working in a field that requires frequent contact with water, especially chlorinated.
Outside of these risk factors, other common causes of dehydration include:
- Cold weather – the lower humidity in the winter months makes dry skin common during these seasons
- Air conditioning/ heaters – both heaters and air conditioners reduce humidity and dehydrate the skin
- Drying detergents or incorrect skincare – ingredients that remove oil (such as salicylic acid) should be avoided
- Bathing habits – frequent exposure to water or very hot baths and showers can dry out the skin
How to treat Dehydration
Lumixa treats inflammation, ageing and impaired skin barriers. If you’re looking for a non-invasive alternative to microneedling, this is it. At Australian Skin Clinics, we offer two Lumixa packages – Skin Normaliser and Collagen Booster to effectively target your skin concerns.