Roughness + Dryness
- Skin that is rough and dry has the hallmark of difficulty holding on to water, which is called increased transepidermal water loss.
- This roughness and dryness can be chronic, due to conditions such as eczema, or can be acute from issues such as allergic dermatitis from a product.
- Restoring skin to balance first requires gentle removal of the dead skin cells on the surface that are inhibiting absorption of hydration (water) and moisture (oil). Enzymatic exfoliants are best for this as they dissolve dead skin cells without damaging the skin’s natural barrier.
- Dr. Sherber first addresses any exacerbating outside factors such as use of potentially irritating ingredients, overuse of acid products, or skin allergies.
- Reinforcing the skin’s barrier involves hydrating the skin and sealing it in with soothing creams that contain occlusive ingredients that trap oil and water in the skin.
- Each person’s skin is different, and so each regimen is customized and adjusted over time to ensure optimal results.
- In-office ultrasonic microdermabrasion (using beads of water rather than crystals to remove dead skin cells) paired with sonopheresis infusion of hydration and antioxidant vitamins provides skin with immediate smoothing and deep nourishment.
- The best treatments for rough and dry skin involve enzymatic exfoliants and a combination of hydrating and moisturizing ingredients that absorb deeply.
The best treatments for rough and dry skin involve enzymatic exfoliants and a combination of hydrating and moisturizing ingredients that absorb deeply.