Protect your skin from dryness and sun damage.

Protect your skin from dryness and sun damage.

Did you know that dry skin is one of the biggest factors in aging skin?

Outwardly, dry skin is caused by our environment (i.e. the sun), while internally, dry skin often occurs as our hormones change. Whatever the cause, dry skin is a pesky problem that can cause dullness, fine lines, and slow cell turnover. If your skin is extremely dry, you may even mistake the redness as rosacea!

The skincare experts at AlluraDerm MD Med Spa have the knowledge and treatments needed to combat dry skin and prevent and treat skin aging. This is achieved through a variety of at-home and in-office treatments.

How can You Fight Dry, Aging Skin?

Begin by fighting the extrinsic signs of aging—stay out of the sun! Wear a quality sunscreen to protect yourself, even on cloudy days.

Exfoliation is key. You can do some exfoliation at home, but also consider coming to AlluraDerm for our professional exfoliation services, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels and dermaplaning to help increase the rate of cell turnover. Increasing the rate of cell turnover gives you supple skin that retains moisture.

Products that Fight Dry Skin

In addition to sunscreen, there are several “must-have” pharmaceutical-grade skincare products to prevent collagen breakdown. These include:

  • Retinol, or topical vitamin A. AlluraDerm offers several high-end retinols from SkinMedica® and SkinCeuticals®.
  • Moisurizer. You must choose a quality moisturizer for the best results. We like the SkinMedica® hydrating complex and the SkinCeuticals® Hydrating B5 Gel. These work best when layered with your favorite moisturizer.

If you are already seeing cracked, dry skin and fine lines, add a repair cream like the SkinMedica® Dermal Repair cream to begin the process of repairing the skin’s moisture barrier.

Fighting Dry Skin from the Inside

Vitamin A is crucial to combating dry skin, both topically and internally. Boost vitamin A in your diet by eating leafy greens like kale and chard, carrots, and fruits like cantaloupe and oranges.

Contact Our Skincare Experts

To understand more about dry skin and how you can prevent wrinkles from forming, contact the skincare experts at AlluraDerm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Call us at 505-821-9630 to schedule a free skincare consultation to discuss your goals.