Dull dry skin is a common dermatological condition characterised by a lack of radiance and moisture in the skin.
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What is Dull, Dry Skin?

A lacklustre complexion is a common dermatological condition characterised by a lack of radiance and moisture in the skin. It occurs when the skin’s natural oils and moisture levels are significantly depleted, resulting in a rough, lacklustre appearance. The skin may feel tight, itchy and flaky, leading to discomfort and self-consciousness. A dull complexion is not just a cosmetic concern; it can also indicate an underlying issue with the skin’s barrier function, making it more susceptible to environmental irritants and skin disorders.

What Causes Dull, Dry Skin?

Several factors contribute to the development of dull dry skin. Environmental elements, such as cold weather, low humidity levels and excessive sun exposure can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dehydration and dullness. Additionally, lifestyle habits, such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and a poor diet can exacerbate the condition by inhibiting the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Age is another significant factor as the skin’s ability to produce natural oils decreases with time, making it more prone to dryness. Certain medical conditions, like eczema, psoriasis, and thyroid disorders can also contribute to dull skin as they disrupt the skin’s barrier function, reducing moisture retention.

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What are the Treatments for Dull, Dry Skin?

The good news is that dull dry skin can be effectively treated and managed with the right skincare routine and lifestyle changes. Here are some recommended treatments:

  • Hydration: Ensuring the skin is adequately hydrated is key to combating dull dry skin. Drink plenty of water daily to maintain internal hydration, and use moisturisers rich in humectants like hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture.
  • Gentle Cleansing: Avoid harsh soaps and cleansers that can further strip the skin of its natural oils. Opt for mild, hydrating cleansers that protect the skin’s barrier.
  • Exfoliation: Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, allowing moisturisers to penetrate better. Choose gentle exfoliants with natural ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs).
  • Sun Protection: Shielding the skin from harmful UV rays is crucial to prevent moisture loss. Wear sunscreen daily and use protective clothing when exposed to the sun.
  • M22 with ResurfX laser resurfacing can help reduce the signs of age on the skin, gently resurfacing the skin leaving a glowing, dewy, replenished tone.

What concerns are related to Dull, Dry Skin?

  • Tightness
  • Itchiness
  • Lacklustre complexion
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Acne Scarring Treatment

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Acne Scarring Treatment

Frequent and / or severe breakouts of spots and pimples (acne) can leave behind some scarring and skin discolouration (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation).

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Profhilo is a treatment that boosts the quality and condition of the skin. It can be used on various areas of the face, neck, decolletage and ageing hands.

Skin Resurfacing

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Skin Resurfacing

Rejuvenate the complexion and reduce the appearance of common skin concerns, including: acne scarring, lines & wrinkles, pigmentation, age spots and sun damage

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