Dry Skin Treatment In Delhi

Dry skin suffer from impaired barrier strength that causes trans-epidermal water loss, and as a result soaps, solvents and harsh chemicals are able to penetrate deeply into dry skin effectively to dissolve natural skin oils.
 

Once the skin becomes dry, it is prone to chapping, which is experienced by the patient as flaking, roughness, itching, stinging, skin may even blister crack and bleed. The most common part people experience this is on their hands but it can happen on any area of the body which includes face, arms, legs, lips, etc. 

Dry skin is usually manageable at home; nevertheless, dry skin can occasionally proceed to skin inflammation (dermatitis). In this case, one must consult a dermatologist to assess and discuss treatment options that can help one alleviate the symptoms. 

One can consult the skin expert in Delhi at Rakshaa Skin Clinic to get an effective treatment for dry skin concern. The doctors at Rakshaa Skin Clinic can help one to achieve a healthy looking skin by effectively managing the dry skin concern providing the best treatments.

Dry skin, medically termed as xerosis in dermatology is a very common and benign condition of the skin. There are various causes for dry skin such as genetic, external or environmental factors. 

Some of the common factors that causes dry skin condition:

Normal aging- With increasing age, the skin’s water retention capacity decreases and as a result the skin starts losing its normal hydration where the need to moisturise more often arises.

Lack of sebum of skin- Sebum is the natural skin oil produced by sebaceous glands. These sebum glands produce water-resistant oils which coat the topmost layer of the skin and prevent loss of water by evaporation from skin. This helps to keep the skin soft and hydrated. With increasing age, the number and functioning capacity of sebum glands decrease and as a result skin’s natural oil production reduces, making the skin more prone to dryness.

Genetics- Genetics plays a major role in the skin’s barrier function and is responsible for one’s skin type. Some people are more prone to dry skin than others due to their genes. Due to different genetic make-up some individuals may have a skin with a good barrier function, but some might have a skin which is genetically slightly more ‘leaky’, perhaps because they are lacking a key protein that holds the skin cells tightly together. 

Environment factors- Low humidity and dry climate can lead to dry skin during the cold winter months. Increased dryness of skin in winters refers to the central heating which is used indoors, where the air is dry and also outdoors where the climate is low in humidity, so the skin loses more water. Lesser the water in the air, more the evaporation from the skin’s surface. Household chores, immerse hands in water frequently such as cleaning and frequent swimming in chlorinated swimming pools leads to excess water exposure which can worsen this condition.

Frequent exposure to water- Excess exposure to water may be a greater concern for healthcare workers, cleaners, and hair stylists. Soaps and shower gels may seem natural, and feel soft and smell attractive, but they work as a detergent and strip the oil away from skin. Individuals who are more prone to dryness should avoid using shower gels and instead use a moisturizing cream/or creamy cleansers containing cetyl alcohol.

Tips shared by the dry skin treatment doctor in Delhi at Rakshaa Skin Clinic to manage dry skin condition:

The most important way to treat and prevent dry skin is to cleanse and moisturise it with the right products used in the most effective way. Natural soaps made without botanical essential oil scents are a great option. Another great option for skin cleansing is the use gentle pH cleansers and bar soaps.

  • Only use soap or cleanser on the parts of the skin that need it, such as the face, neck, upper chest and back, armpits, buttocks, hands and feet, which produce body odour, have excess oil, or have become soiled or have product that has to be removed.

The arms and legs have larger skin surface areas that are drier, less oily, and less frequently soiled, therefore they don't require direct application of cleanser or soap.

When cleansing dry skin, use cool to warm water; bathe and wash with colder water to avoid over-stripping of your natural skin's natural oils. Hot water is too effective in removing skin oils. One must use warm water instead of hot water to prevent dryness. 

  • After bathing, thoroughly rinse all soap residues from the skin to ensure that it does not continue to pull precious oils from the skin.
  • Applying hypoallergenic and deeply hydrating moisturizers containing oats is really important. 
  • After showering, lock in skin hydration by applying moisturiser within 3 minutes after towelling dry for optimum effects. Use humectants to bind water, ingredients that resemble skin lipids, and/or mold the skin barrier to improve its structural integrity for even better results.
  • Humectants like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, sodium PCA (part of skin's natural moisturizing factor) are some of the ingredients which are used to fight dryness. Lipids and skin barrier enhancers for dry skin are products with oils, ceramides and glycerin, squalane, siloxanes such as dimethicone which form a protective barrier on top of the skin and are useful. 

One must make a note that they must use the products only after consulting a dry skin doctor in Delhi at Rakshaa skin Clinic as the skin expert can diagnose the root cause and provide effective treatment to make the skin healthy and smoother.

Dry skin benefits from alpha hydroxy acids because they compact the dead cell layer, making it more resistant to dryness. Green tea antioxidants, for example, can assist to reduce inflammation caused by dry skin dermatitis.

Instead of a lotion, look for a cream or an ointment to moisturize the skin. Lotions are less effective. Petroleum jelly-based ointments are particularly effective. Apply a heavy layer all over and let it soak in while sleep and this help one to make their skin softer and plumper.

Sun protection is always important for healthy functioning of skin. Sunscreens for dry skin should be both non-irritating and hypoallergenic. Mineral zinc oxide-based sunscreen products are an ideal choice. 

Take the help of a skin expert at Rakshaa Skin Clinic, best skin clinic in Delhi to know which tips and treatment can help one to achieve a healthy skin.

Treatments for Dry and Dull Skin include:

Ensuring the skin is well hydrated, clean and exfoliated, is essential to prevent dry skin. When the dead cells get removed, the skin appears clearer and bright.  These treatments are provided at Rakshaa Skin Clinic, dermatology clinic in Delhi to manage dry skin issues:

Microdermabrasion: This exfoliating treatment does wonders for dull and dry skin. It's done with a mechanical instrument that polishes away undesired defects with microcrystals while also vacuuming the top layer of skin. The shallow depth of skin removal encourages the creation of new skin cells and collagen, resulting in plumper, brighter skin. After the treatment the doctor also applies skin hydrating serums that help make the skin plumper, smoother, and hydrated.

Microneedling: Microneedling is a technique that involves puncturing the skin with little needles. These small contact spots stimulate the body's wound-healing response and skin cell renewal. The creation of collagen and elastin is initiated as the skin heals, giving one with an instant plumping effect. The skin appears to be brighter, rejuvenated and younger. Sometime this treatment is combined with P-R-P treatment for better outcomes.

Hydrafacial: Hydrafacial is a multi-step treatment that cleans, exfoliates, extracts, and brightens the skin using unique technology. Dead skin cells and pollutants are eliminated during the treatment, and the skin is moisturised with antioxidants and peptides. Unlike other procedures, Hydrafacial has almost no downtime and offers one with an instant shine.

Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing works by sending a beam of light deep into the target layer of the skin, where it is converted to thermal energy. These laser beams of heat, unlike peels or abrasive skin exfoliation, accurately target and vaporise parts of damaged, dull skin. The body works to building new skin with fewer wrinkles and imperfections by removing the old skin.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dry Skin

What are the best soaps and lotions for my dry skin?

Consult the skin doctor in Delhi Rakshaa Skin Clinic to determine which products are appropriate for one’s skin type. Moisturizers come in a variety of forms, including creams, lotions, and ointments, so we need to figure out which is right for you. One is recommend to use fragrance-free, dye-free skin care products to patients with dry skin. Products labelled "hypoallergenic" or "for sensitive skin" could potentially be beneficial. Look for the following labels:

  • Fragrance free
  • Dye free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Sensitive skin
  • Free and clear
  • Unscented
  • Eczema cream

How can I stop my skin from becoming dry?

  • Moisturize frequently, especially after a bath.
  • Keep water exposure to minimum. Reduce the amount of time one spend in showering and the amount of hot water used. The skin can become dry with hot water. After bathing, one must pat dry their skin.
  • When outside in severely dry, cold, or windy climates, this involves protecting the skin with proper winter gear (hat, gloves, scarf, etc.).
  • When undertaking heavy water work, such as dishwashing, use latex-free rubber gloves.
  • Exercise with proper sun protection, hydrate appropriately, consume omega 3 fatty acids rich food, and try to wear cotton or linens to prevent dermatitis.

Is it possible to treat and prevent dry skin by drinking enough water?

No! Contrary to popular belief, not drinking enough water is not the cause of dry skin. Since our body is more complicated, only the most severe dehydration will create flaccid and dry skin. This means that if we have dry skin, our skin care routine is how we prevent dryness.

Why does dry skin seem to become worse in the winter?

The combination of dehumidified interior air and windy, rough air pulls moisture from the skin, cause skin dryness and damage the skin barrier. Individuals who are prone to dryness should take extra precautions during these months by making modest changes to their skin care routine.

When should I make an appointment with my dermatologist about my dry skin?

If you have dry skin, you should always visit your dermatologist because they may have extra tips and recommendations tailored to your needs. Dry skin can sometimes become extremely severe, leading to skin irritation or dermatitis. Asteatosis dermatitis is a type of dermatitis that is caused by dry skin. You may require prescription drugs, such as topical steroids or non-steroid treatments in this situation.

My skin appears to be normal. Do I have dull or dry skin? What can I do to acquire a glow?

The word 'dull skin' or 'lacklustre skin' usually refers to tired-looking, dry skin that has lost its natural radiance, which is quite different from xerosis skin. Skin that seems tired and dull can be caused by ageing, UV damage, and certain lifestyle choices such as smoking and eating a bad diet. All of these factors, cause the skin to lose its elasticity and fullness. Dehydrated skin, as well as dark circles, thread veins, and age spots, can appear dull.
 

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