Dry Skin / Xerosis

Dry skin or dehydration of superficial layer of skin is caused by inactive oil glands that don’t produce enough sebum for lubrication. It is a very common condition and is especially prevalent among elderly and in arid climates

What are the causes of Dry Skin?

  • Elderly
  • Hereditary
  • Hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism
  • Lipid lowering medications
  • Drugs- cimetidine, hydrochlorothiazide
  • Malignancy – Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • HIV infection
  • Autoimmune disorder
  • Chronic renal; failure
  • Eating disorder and malnutrition

Treatments available at Christell

  • Hydra peel
  • Oxygen treatment
  • Infusion of skin with hyaluronic acid to retain moisture
  • Gel Peels
  • Derma roller treatment

Tip – Use lukewarm water and not hot water for cleansing. Use mild non-soapy cleansers or creamy face wash as they preserve natural oils in the skin. Use cleansers containing glycerin. Rich hydrating moisturizers are required for dry skin. These will increase the skin’s water content, improve its smoothness and decrease symptoms of itching, stinging and burning.