Dry skin is a common complaint and it can occur almost anywhere across the body, but it is most common on areas that are exposed to the elements, such as the face, hands, knees and elbows. Our skin needs moisture to remain supple and functionable. But when its resources dry out, the skin can become irritated, itchy, flaky and even scaly. The situation can be painful and may cause bleeding in more severe causes. Dehydrated skin is more prone to premature ageing, too.
There are many reasons why you may be experiencing dry skin. Cold weather, dry air and UV rays can deplete skin of essential oils and affect its ability to retain moisture. Sensitive skin can also react badly to chemicals in certain soaps, cleansers and fragrances, while too much contact with hot water (or over-washing, in fact) can have a similar effect. Poor diet (e.g. too much junk food), alcohol and smoking can dehydrate the skin over time. However, if your skin is dry, it may also be linked to other medical conditions you may have, or any medications you may be taking.
If your skin is troubling you, it is natural you will want to make it better. Fortunately, we have multiple options for fully rehydrating the skin, including a great range of products that are available only in medical clinics such as ours. Our skin specialists will be able to advise on which products or solutions are best for you, and ensure that your skin returns to its very best health.