Dry skin is characterized by dry, cracked, itchy skin. It can occur on any part of the body. In the fall and winter months you may notice your skin looking especially dried out, ashy in color and itchy. The heaters on in the house, the windows are closed, the humidity in the air is lower than in the summer months and this will have a drying effect on the skin.
The environment is not the only cause of dry skin. Your habits can increase the likelihood of your skin getting dried out. For instance, if you love those hot showers, and to unwind in a hot tub, or indulge in hot soaks in the bathtub you may be contributing to your dry skin.
Your diet plays a big part in the health and appearance of your skin. Eating the right amount of healthy fats and oils can keep your skin from looking dried out.
Hydration is important to your whole body. Yet many of us don’t drink enough water. It is no surprise that if you choose not to drink enough water that too can result in dry skin and even dehydration, which can be serious.
As you can see there are several causes of dry skin. It can be exposure to harsh, windy, dry environments, which is so common here in Amarillo. However, hereditary is a factor, having skin that leans toward being naturally dry may be an attribute you inherited from your ancestors.
Dry skin isn’t always so cut and dry in that either you have it or you don’t kind of way. It is not uncommon to have oily skin and dry skin at the same time. That’s why it is so important to choose the right products for your skin type, and get a complimentary consultation with one of our skin care professionals.
Age is not blameless when talking about dry skin. As our bodies mature they do experience changes that result in dry skin. There are also a host of medical conditions that include eczema, psoriasis, thyroid disease, autoimmune issues, digestive and circulatory issues, and more that can cause dry skin.
Even medications designed to treat health issues can be contributing factors to dry skin.
The good news is dry skin can often be alleviated by making small lifestyle changes like taking cooler showers, reducing the number of showers taken, drinking more water, eating a better diet, and using moisturizer for your specific skin type, and at home exfoliation. But sometimes you feel you need a little help and that’s where we come in. Let us reveal the healthy skin, hydrate it and show you how to protect it. You will leave with more supple and radiant skin.
Progress MD offers hydrating and rejuvenating facials, both manual and chemical exfoliation like our diamond and organic crystal microdermabrasion, which will eliminate the build up of dead skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leave your skin looking fresh and health. You may want to try one of our luxurious spa or medical grade chemical peels or one of our amazing fruit enzyme peels to whisk away the dry itchy skin and leave you hydrated and ready to face the world with a healthy vibrant glow.
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