With the lockdown blues, many of us are suffering from a dull, lacklustre skin. A dehydrated skin is when there’s a lack of water in the skin. This can happen to anyone, regardless of skin type — people with oily or combination skin can still experience dehydration. Dehydrated skin typically looks dull and can show premature signs of ageing, such as surface wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
With dehydrated skin, you might also notice: darker under-eye circles, or tired eye appearance; itchiness; skin dullness; more sensitive fine lines and wrinkles.
Superficial peels are quick, lunchtime procedures. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) gently dissolve outer layers of dead skin, repair damaged collagen and speed up cell turnover, helping the skin to appear healthier, plumper and tighter with enhanced smoothness and clarity.
These peels are ideal for teenagers and young adults suffering from acne and excessive oil production. For mature ladies wanting a fresh and healthy complexion, peels offer instant results. Combined with specific scientifically-proven topical creams which we stock, results will be enhanced.
We also offer medium-depth peels, which provide accelerated results for all forms of photo-ageing, sun damage, scarring, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and Melasma.
Our deep peels are ideal for tightening the skin. Ideal for resurfacing the upper lip, plus a chemical blepharoplasty of the eyelids.
HYDRATION VS MOISTURISATION
Just by way of explanation: hydration and moisturisation are two different things. The pinch test is a great way to tell if your skin is dehydrated. Pinch a small amount of skin on your cheek, abdomen, chest, or the back of your hand and hold for a few seconds. If your skin snaps back, you’re probably not dehydrated. If it takes a few moments to bounce back, your skin might be dehydrated.
On the other hand, in dry skin water isn’t the problem. Dry skin is a skin type, such as oily or combination skin, where the complexion lacks oils, or lipids, so it takes on a flakier, dry appearance.
You may also see: scaly appearance; white flakes; redness or irritation; increased incidence of psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis.
Dehydrated skin and dry skin need different treatments. If you want your skin to look and feel its best, you need to both hydrate and moisturise. However, those with dehydrated skin may be able to skip moisturisers while dry skin types may find their skin getting worse by only hydrating.
If you’re hydrating and moisturising, use hydrating ingredients first and then take steps to seal in that moisture.