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Dehydrated Skin
Dehydrated skin

Dry, rough skin is usually caused by a lack of exfoliation and inadequate moisturisation. A buildup of dead skin cells on the surface causes a rough, dry ‘sandpapery’ feel. As we age, the enzyme that causes these cells to shed becomes less active, slowing down the natural rate of exfoliation.

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Causes

Sometimes dry rough skin can be a symptom of dermatitis, especially if accompanied by inflammation.

Treatment

The most effective treatment is nightly exfoliation with an alpha + beta hydroxy acid gel to speed up cell turnover rate and a moisturiser enriched with natural moisturising factors and intercellular lipids to increase skin hydration. The synergistic effects of using these ingredients to treat dryness include:

  • Binding of moisture in the upper stratum corneum to keep skin well hydrated.
  • More even reflection of light, which makes skin appear smooth and firm.
  • Supplementation of skin surface lipids which helps protect it from irritation.
  • Activation of enzymes that cause rough, dry surface cells to be shed, revealing smoother, softer skin underneath.
Why Skin Institute?

Since being established in 1994, Skin Institute has been at the forefront of dermatological care in New Zealand. From the beginning, we have demonstrated expertise in the areas of clinical dermatology, veins, cosmetic medicine and surgery, and skin cancer. Today, we are a multi-disciplinary specialist centre, with clinics across the country – and teams of highly qualified medical and nursing staff at each one.


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