The Importance of Retaining Skin Moisture
As residents of one of the most humid states in the country, we are intimately familiar with humidity. We experience long, torrential downpours of rain and endlessly muggy summer days. Most of the time, we are doing everything we can to keep moisture off our skin, but with the cooler days of fall, we are reminded of the importance of all that moisture in keeping our skin healthy, vibrant, and clear of imperfections.
When too much moisture is wicked from our bodies, our skin becomes overly dry, damaged, and prone to increased signs of aging. To keep skin healthy, it is important that we understand our individual skin needs and find a balance that keeps our skin well-hydrated while reducing risks associated with excess oil production.
The Difference Between Healthy Skin Moisture and Excess Oil
Patients sometimes confuse healthy skin moisture and excess oil, and in their efforts to remove excess oil from the outermost layer of their skin, they seek products and methods that cause their skin to become overly dry. Products laden with strong, astringent alcohols or harsh detergents, for example, can wreak havoc on a patient’s skin and worsen pre-existing concerns. This, paired with not properly understanding one’s own skin type and specific needs, often leads to excess oil production, which clogs pores, creates irritation, and hosts harmful bacteria, dirt, and debris.
When our skin becomes too dry, our bodies compensate by increasing oil production. If we combat this, in turn, with products that dry the skin, we find ourselves in a vicious cycle that can lead to untold skin damage. Using the proper products and procedures to promote natural moisture levels, however, can quickly right these wrongs and result in skin that looks healthy and beautiful.
Services and Products That Help Retain Skin Moisture and Reduce Water Loss
Dermatology Consultants offers an array of services and products designed to improve moisture levels and prevent over-drying. Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatments, for example, offer a gentle delivery of essential vitamins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and infuse the skin with natural hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component found throughout the body and helps keep natural moisture levels at an even balance. As moisture is maintained, wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging are reduced dramatically.
Likewise, products that contain hyaluronic and other vital moisturizing agents are essential for maintaining moisture and are easily used daily. Our line of BEST skin care products includes key ingredients that improve overall hydration while keeping the skin clear of excess oil and particulates. Other skin care offerings, such as Avene, Glytone, and Eraclea are formulated to enhance hydration and keep the skin looking soft, supple, and vibrant.
Schedule Your Skin Analysis
To find out more about your specific skin needs and which products and procedures can help your skin retain moisture, contact Dermatology Consultants today.