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Treating dry, dehydrated skin.

Treating dry, dehydrated skin.

As the colder months approach the ceramide levels in our skin lower causing the skin to feel dehydrated and dry. If you have a dehydrated skin, your skin is lacking in water, it will then produce more oil to make up for this lack of water thus resulting in irritation, break out activity and dry patches.

If you have this skin type, there are many ways to improve how your skin looks and feels;

Our top 5 tips;

The best place to start is with a good skincare regime, using the correct products will be well worth the initial outlay. My favourite Environ products for a dehydrated skin are from the Focus care moisture range which have been used and recommended by many of our clients and include : Super moisturiser, Intensive hydrating serum, Alpha hydroxy night cream and Hydrating oil capsules.

Healthy skin starts from within. Skin moisture lock supplements from Advanced Nutrition Programme (ANP) retail at £70 for 60 capsules. This supplement combines hyaluronic acid and ceramides to plump and smooth the skin giving a more youthful appearance.The skin will look and feel more smooth and supple. Combining this supplement with Skin Omegas, also from ANP will stop moisture escaping and smooth out lines and wrinkles.

Avoid long hot baths or showers, avoid harsh drying soaps and moisturise your skin immediately after washing.

Cleanse with a cream or gel cleanser, avoid facial washes as these can be drying. Protect your skin with a good moisturiser and SPF before leaving the house for the day. Hydrating spays such as pommist from Jane Iredale are great to have handy during the day, packed full of antioxidants it freshens and hydrates the skin throughout the day with a quick spritz ( over your make up).

Professional skin treatments such as Environ Advanced Active Vitamin treatment or Moisture Boost cool peels will revitalise dry, tired-looking skin, revealing a healthy looking glow. Also fantastic to improve dry/dehydrated skin is our range of skin peels from Mesoestetic, these chemical peels are often used to treat dry/dehydrated skin with glycolic and lactic being amongst the mildest. AHAs are the mildest of all chemical peels. They are primarily beneficial for the treatment of very fine lines, dry and dehydrated skin, and pigment irregularities and acne. Lactic acid is very hydrating and brightening to the skin.

Hopefully our tips have been helpful. So if your skin is flakier than you last date then please don’t hesitate to get in touch to book your one to one consultation.Online consultations are available if you would like further advice. Please visit www.beautyhavenbelfast.com to book.

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