Dry skin is often attributed to cold climates and freezing temperatures during the winter season, but there are also other reasons that can cause dry skin. This condition happens when the skin does not retain sufficient moisture and thus, you will feel tightness throughout your complexion. This can also be accompanied by itchy and flaky skin.
At the same time, dry skin can appear dull and lackluster. It can be hard to feel confident in your skin – a brighter complexion that glows with natural luminosity can make you feel good again to step out into the world. Let’s take a look at the possible reasons why your skin might be feeling dry.
1. Over-washing your face
The general rule is to wash your skin two times a day to remove any dirt, oil, makeup and impurities that built up on your skin throughout the day. This can help maintain healthy skin and keep your face free from breakouts. However, over-cleansing can strip the skin of its natural moisture. It’s also important to use the right cleanser for your skin type – lean towards a cleanser that’s slightly lower than pH 7 so it doesn’t compromise your acid mantle – the skin’s first layer of defence against bacteria and viruses.
2. Long, hot showers
The excessive heat from hot water can be stripping to the skin’s natural protective barriers and cause it to lose moisture. Exposing your skin to hot water for too long can make it dry, red and itchy. Cut down on the length of your hot showers or use lukewarm water instead.
3. Prolonged stay in an air-conditioned room
The aircon provides much relief in our sunny and humid Singapore climate, but spending hours in an air-conditioned room can dry out your skin. This AC system works by drying air and reducing humidity in the environment – and the lack of humidity in the air can affect the moisture content of the skin.
4. Overuse or overly thick moisturizers
When you find that your skin is a little dry, you’ll tend to slather on more moisturizer and heavily. However, thick and greasy moisturizers can suffocate the skin, and alter the skin’s natural function of self-hydration – causing dry skin to still happen. Turn to light, oil-free moisturizers with ingredients, such as ceramides to help repair skin barrier function, and Hyaluronic Acid to plump skin cells and improve water retention.
5. Save your skin from dryness
Aesthetic treatments come in handy to help you deal with dry, parched skin. Restore your complexion with our Skin Boosters treatment. These filler treatments comprise of Hyaluronic Acid which is delivered through a series of micro-injections into the skin. This ingredient is well-loved and popular in many skincare products and face fillers due to its ability to hold 1000 times its molecular weight in water, thus improving your skin’s hydration level and adds luminosity to the complexion. We carry 3 top-performing skin boosters in our clinic: Restylane Vital, Juvederm Volite and Teosyal Redensity I. Talk to our doctors to find out more.
Don’t miss the crucial step of exfoliation – it does wonders to remove buildup and improve the appearance of dullness. Our signature 3D Deep Pore Cleansing Facial uses tiny and painless high-pressure micro-jets to cleanse the pores. This is done using the patented 50 Micron Jet Technology which allows the micro-jets to penetrate deep into the dermis layer of the skin, and remove dirt and dead skin effectively. At the same time, nutrients (such as carbonated Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid) are delivered to promote supple and hydrated skin. Deep-cleansing will reveal a smoother and clearer surface as well as allow skincare to penetrate better and work to its maximum effectiveness.