Dry skin is a common complaint among the customers of The Beauty and Brow Parlour. There are multiple possible causes for this condition. Some that can be managed at home with small lifestyle changes and some that require professional intervention.
What Causes Dry Skin?
Simply put, a lack of moisture. Skin that’s not hydrated enough will appear dry, flakey and can be prone to irritation. The skin can be rough and patchy and, in severe cases, may even bleed.
If your dry skin is chronic and severe in nature, medical attention may be necessary.
Certain soaps – Some soaps and body washes can be the cause of this issue. These soaps are engineered to keep us clean by removing dirt and oils but sometimes they do too good a job. Removing the essential oils from our skin and leaving us dry and flakey.
Genetics – Studies show that you have a higher likelihood of getting dry skin if your parents have this condition. Our genes determine a lot about our physical traits and our skin is no different.
Diet – Certain foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits have been shown to increase the chance of dry skin. A diet rich in bad fats and refined sugar can contribute to many skin conditions. Looking after your insides will always have a positive effect on your outsides. Alternatively, foods rich in vitamins and healthy fats can be useful in rejuvenating the oils in your skin. These include fish, avocados and tree nuts.
Hot showers – Regular very hot showers can damage the skin. Effecting the keratin protein inside on your skin cells.
Age – Naturally, as we age our skin is going to undergo changes. With years of exposure to the elements and various other factors, our skin will, unavoidably, begin to show signs of wear.
Methods of Skin Care
There are steps you can take in order to mitigate this damage and care for conditions like dry skin. Regular moisturising and using suitable products are easy and affordable options. If you live in a particularly dry environment the use of a humidifier can be a great help.
The Beauty and Brow Parlour offers many skin treatment options. Why not head into one of our stores to ask a trained professional about what we can do for you.
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