Dry skin is deficient in epidermal lipids or natural moisturizing factors (water binding substances which are of key importance in maintaining appropriate skin hydration) because of under active sebaceous glands. As a result of that the skin layers find it difficult to retain moisture and build a protective shield against external influences. This leads to an impaired/ compromised skin barrier function resulting in more trans epidermal water loss or excessive loss of moisture from the skin layers.
Dry skin exists in varying degrees of severity ranging from dry to very dry skin to extremely dry skin. If left unattended, dry skin may become more sensitive and prone to rashes and skin breakdown. This skin type is prone to premature ageing and wrinkles.
Dr. T. K. Gupta (MD, Skin)
DIET & SUPPLEMENTS FOR DRY SKIN
Step-1: CLEANSING (face wash/cleansers)
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Step-2: EXFOLIATING (face scrubs)
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Step-3: MOISTURIZING (cream/lotion)
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IF YOU have any skin concerns like (uneven skin tone, acne, post acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, dullness, stubborn blackheads, hyperpigmentation, dark circles, enlarged pores, complexion enhancement, dark spots, sun spots, rosacea, melasma, skin allergies etc) then in addition to your daily regime you will require TARGETED TREATMENT regime which is specific for your skin concern but at the same time is also mild on your skin (eg milder forms of retinoids/pigment reducing ingredients etc).CLICK TO GET A DETAILED FACE CARE REGIME DEVISED EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE/ CONCERNS/ NEEDS
Step-4: PROTECTING (sunscreens)
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Step-5: PAMPERING (with face packs/masks)