DULL AND DEHYDRATED SKIN
What is dehydrated skin?
When something is lacking in water it is deemed to be dehydrated and your skin is no exception.
Although dehydrated skin can appear dry, it is not the same as having a dry skin condition. Dehydrated skin is deficient in water whereas dry skin is lacking in natural oils. This means that the treatments that will prove most effective differ also.
Dry skin is generally due to your individual skin type and this means that your sebaceous glands do not produce enough natural oils. Dehydrated skin however is a condition, not a skin type, and it is an indication that your skin needs help.
The side effects of dehydrated skin usually involve a dry itching sensation, redness as well as flaking and wrinkles becoming more noticeable.
What causes dehydrated skin?
Dehydration refers to a condition that results from your body ingesting less water than it expels. So, although drinking more water is a logical first step, dehydration can come about due to an upsurge in fluid loss via sweating from exercise or increased urination due to caffeine or certain medications.
Your skin suffers the effects of dehydration in line with the rest of your body. Dehydrated skin is most commonly a symptom of general system-dryness, similar to dizziness, a dry mouth, weakness or darker coloured urine.
It is important to ascertain whether your skin is dry or dehydrated so that you can treat the symptoms. Our friendly experts at Ozmedica Clinic will be happy to advise if your skin is dehydrated, we have the knowledge and equipment needed to provide a thorough analysis.
What causes dull looking skin?
A dull looking complexion is a common concern for many of our clients. When visitors bring up these self-observations it usually means they are feeling as though they are lacking a radiance or glow that their younger skin possessed.
Dehydration can certainly be responsible for dull looking skin, particularly around the face and neck. Other reasons for dull or lifeless looking skin include factors like smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet, fatigue, stress, sun damage and the natural aging process.
If your skin is being deprived of the moisture, oils, minerals or oxygen it needs to remain healthy and glowing, then it will appear dull.
Other aspects like fine lines, wrinkles and an uneven complexion can give the appearance of dull looking skin too. Ozmedica Clinic has specific techniques available for these concerns as well. Consultation is an important initial part of the process to ensure the best results are achieved following a proper diagnosis with our expert team.
When your skin feels dehydrated you should combine any professional beauty techniques with a holistic approach of ensuring your entire body is getting enough water and exercise. Additionally, avoiding those negative impacts like smoking, alcohol, fatigue, stress and unhealthy foods will assist your skin to give the impression of wholesome radiance.
Positive lifestyle changes will compliment any skin treatments you book to have done at Ozmedica Clinic, so we highly encourage them all for a healthier you.
Treatments for dull and dehydrated skin
Ozmedica Clinic offers several recommended treatments for combatting the side effects of dull or dehydrated skin. Our friendly staff will be able to discuss with you the options available and consult with you based on your skin type and desired results.
Dermaplaning is an undemanding, painless and highly effective clinical skin treatment that intensely and evenly exfoliates the dead skin cell build up on the outer layers of your skin. You can read more about the Ozmedica Clinic dermaplaning treatments by clicking here.
Medlite Laser Facial is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment with no downtime, so you can get back to work or activities straight after treatment. You can read more about the Ozmedica Clinic Medlite Laser Facial treatments by clicking here.
Along with the Medlite Laser variety of facial treatment, we also offer many other customised services depending on your skin condition and requirements. Dealing with dehydrated or lifeless skin is a specialty of ours and we look forward to helping rejuvenate your look with you.
There are additional treatments available that will address your dull looking skin issue. These often have benefits for other skin concerns so will usually be recommended for tackling multiple apprehensions in just one procedure. These commonly include dermaplaning and facials as mentioned above, plus chemical peels, DermaSweep, microdermabrasion and selected injectables.
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