Most people will experience some degree of dry skin at some point in their life.
In most cases this condition is temporary, but for others it can be a concern that affects them for a much longer period. The signs and symptoms of dry skin can vary from person to person and can depend on a variety of factors, including: genetics, age, general health, the weather and the extent of outdoor living.
When a person is affected by dry skin it can cause: a feeling of tightened skin, itching (pruritus), dullness, redness, a rough texture or a scaly/flaky appearance. In more severe cases the skin can also develop deep cracks that are prone to bleeding.
Also known as Xerosis, dry skin is often found to be caused by an environmental issue, such as: exposure to heat, the weather and use of cleaning products, detergents and soaps. Humidity levels in the air, both indoors and outside, can reduce in the cooler months when we also start to use artificial heating sources – drying out the skin.
This effect can also occur through taking hot baths and showers, as can frequent exposure to the sun. As harsh soaps and other products are used to remove oil from the skin, they can cause dryness when essential moisture is also drawn out. As a person ages, the rate at which moisture is lost from the skin increases and so does the risk of developing dry skin.
Medical grade skincare from AlumierMD and ZO Skin Health are available at The Bloom Clinic to help you care for your skin at home; even the most delicate and sensitive of types.
Treatments such as chemical peels and facials can help to rejuvenate the skin and restore healthy properties, evening out tone, improving skin texture and promoting hydration and the formation of new collagen. A carefully recommended solution for hydrating the skin can help to regain a complexion that is smooth and soft.Book a Consultation