Having dry skin can definitely provide negative impact to your aesthetic appeal. Dryness, in fact, is well-correlated as a “normal” finding of ageing skin. This skin disorder is very common among those with ethnic skin types (particularly African-American and Afro-Carribean descendants) who are at the age 65 and older. Scientifically, dry skin happens due to a decreased moisture in the outer layer of skin: it also means increased water loss in the outer skin layer and decreased amount of fats in the skin barrier. Consequently, dryness affects the extremities of the body more than the face itself, as sebaceous or oil glands are less numerous in the extremities.
Highly Renowned Dermatologist Dr. Wendy Roberts reveals that you may have dry skin if your skin has any of the following conditions:
– feels dry to touch,
– appears ashy (silver, white flakiness),
– has white scratch marks, or
– requires more lotion application to keep it moisturized.
Dr. Roberts says that dry skin, although influenced mainly by ancestral predisposition and ageing, may be lessened in effect if you avoid or at least minimize:
– Hot showers, using warm water ;
– Showering more than once a day on a regular basis;
– Harsh/detergent soaps;
– Products containing flowers, herb and fragrance (for sensitive skin types);
– Prolonged skin exposure to chemicals such as chlorine; and
– Prolonged skin exposure to heating devices and fireplaces.
Furthermore, the Board Certified Dermatologist shares that there is no need to feel hopeless if you are already experiencing a dry skin condition. There are certainly effective options at hand. For one, you may control and lessen the skin dryness by taking care of your skin, such as: (1) Using petrolatum-based moisturizers ; (2) Moisturizing immediately after towel drying which helps the outer skin layer retain moisture; and (3) Reapplying body lotion/moisturizer twice to three times per day.
If you want a professional guidance and treatment of your dry skin problem, Dr. Roberts will carefully examine your condition and then recommend an appropriate solution. Some of her known Dry Skin Treatments include: Petrolatum , Ammonium Lactate, Urea, and Humectants or Hyaluronic-based Body Preparations.
Set an appointment today with Dr. Roberts by calling our Rancho Mirage Office at (760) 346-4262 or thru this Appointment Reservation Form.