Dry skin on the face is a condition known as xerosis or xeroderma. While it can affect any part of the body, it is most common on the face. Your face may feel tight and itchy, feel rough to the touch, and even have flaking skin.
By understanding the causes of dry facial skin, you can select the best treatment to restore your skin texture.
Why Is the Skin on My Face So Dry?
There are several reasons why dry skin on the face occurs, including using products with harsh chemicals that irritate the skin and strip it of essential oils. Unbalanced skin pH levels can lead to dryness, irritation, and itching.
Overwashing your face can also cause dry skin. You should wash your face no more than twice per day to avoid breaking down the skin barrier. This not only leads to dryness and tightness but can also increase the risk of acne and infection.
How to Get Rid of Dry Skin on the Face
Restoring pH balance to the facial skin is vital for restoring a soft appearance and texture.
One of the best things to do is start using a gentle skin cleanser with ingredients like panthenol, niacinamide, bisabolol, allantoin, and tocopherol (vitamin E). Aloe vera is also a wonderfully soothing ingredient that can gently moisturize the skin.
It is also important to wear sunscreen and avoid excessive UV exposure throughout the day.
You may also consider a HydraFacial to thoroughly remove dry, dead skin cells and infuse your pores with nourishing antioxidants and hyaluronic acid.
Nourish Your Skin With Personalized Treatments
At Miami Skin & Vein, Dr. Shaun Patel customizes every patient’s treatment to ensure they get the glowing complexion they’ve been dreaming of. His wide range of skin care treatments and products can help you exfoliate, hydrate, and restore your skin so it’s always soft and smooth.
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