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What can I do about my dry, dehydrated skin?

Dry, dehydrated skin can be temporary, or a lifelong concern Dry skin can be genetically determined, or can be a products of an increasingly stressful lifestyle coupled with continual exposure to the sun, wind and chemicals in the environment. It can also be caused by inappropriate products on the skin. dry, or dehydrated? Dry skin, or allipoid skin, generally refers to skin that is lacking in oil. Dehydrated skin is characterised by lack of moisture in the Stratum Corneum. Oily skin can experience dehydration. As mentioned, dehydration is a lack of water, not oil. This means sebaceous oil activity can still be normal or even overactive in dehydrated skin. Both dry and dehydrated skin can experience:

  • irritation, inflammation and itchiness
  • a feeling of tightness or tautness
  • a look of feel of roughness
  • slight to severe flaking and scaling
  • fine lines, cracks that can sometimes bleed and severe rednes
One of the biggest consequences is an increase in sensitivity, as dryness and ... Read more →




Adult acne

Q: What's causing my breakouts? A: There are many causes behind the formation of breakouts. Stress, excess oil, excess skin cells, bacteria, hormonal fluctuations, and genetics are all factors that can contribute to acne. Working with your professional skin therapist, you can help control the factors that contribute to acne. Through your Face Mapping® skin analysis and professional treatment and prescription, your professional skin therapist can help regulate sebaceous glands, promote exfoliation to help shed skin cells to prevent clogging of the follicle, kill acne-causing bacteria, reduce stress, and help soothe inflammation associated with breakouts. Q: Does milk cause acne? A: This is another misinterpretation: milk doesn't trigger acne or breakouts. It's the hormones produced by cows that are found in milk that can actually over stimulate oil glands and cause overproduction of oil. As cows that give milk are pregnant most of their lives, the natural hormones that occur during pregnancy are found in the ... Read more →