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    Dr. Sarwar EXPLAINS

    Dry Skin
    on the Face

    At Skin Science Clinic, we provide consultations with Dr. Sarwar, who can help determine the cause of dry skin on your face and recommend a treatment plan. Please email info@skinscienceclinic.co.uk or call 0207-108-4343 to book a consultation


    Dry Skin on the face

    Dr Sarwar Examines Dr Skin

    Dry Skin

    What Causes Dry Skin on the Face?

    The most common cause of facial dryness is a lack of lipids, or oils, in the skin. Skin naturally produces these lipids to maintain moisture levels and keep it hydrated.

    Dry facial skin, regardless of skin type, causes redness, tightness, flaking, and cracking if left untreated. It’s essential to understand the underlying causes of this condition to manage it more effectively and prevent premature ageing. Please consider consulting with experts at the Skin Science Clinic for personalised advice and treatment options.

    A few common causes of facial dryness include environmental factors like cold weather, wind or low humidity. These can strip away moisture from your skin, leaving it tight and uncomfortable. Not drinking enough water is another significant factor in drying your skin, as your body needs adequate water to hydrate your skin. 

    Harsh cleansers and soaps are also a factor in dry facial skin, as they can strip away natural oils that provide moisture and nourishment. Overwashing your face by scrubbing it too harshly or with harsh cleansers can cause further skin drying. Other lifestyle factors like smoking or drinking alcohol can also take a toll on your skin, leading to dryness and depletion of essential nutrients.


    Treatment Options at Skin Science Clinic for Dry Skin

    Please get in touch with us for a free in-person or remote consultation with one of our experienced therapists. Options may include the following:

    Dr Adil with a Dermal Injection Procedure


    Option 1) Consultation

    Potential treatment with emollients/steroid creams through consultation with Dr Adil Sarwar. Please feel free to click here to contact us for a consultation


    Option 2) Hydrafacial at Skin Science Clinic for Dry Skin

    Hydrafacial with hydrating hyaluronic acid serum. Our advanced facial treatment deep cleansesexfoliates and hydrates the skin with medical-grade ingredients to provide a luminous complexion. One of the primary benefits of a HydraFacial is its ability to improve hydration levels in the skin, making it particularly useful for addressing dryness. The treatment includes the application of nutrient-rich serums that contain hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and peptides, which help to hydrate the skin and improve its texture. Click here to read more.

    hydra facial treatment for dry skin at Skin Science Clinic in London
    Dry-Skin-on-the-Face Forehead


    Option 3) Profhilo at Skin Science Clinic for Dry Skin

    Profhilo is a highly effective injectable hyaluronic acid-based filler containing high HA concentration (64mg/2ml). HA is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps to retain moisture.

    Profhilo is used to restore hydration and improve skin tone. Profhilo has been clinically proven to significantly improve skin hydration after only one treatment and skin elasticity after two treatments. We have successfully treated many patients suffering from facial eczema with Profhilo. Click here to read more.

    Medical conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis can also cause dryness

    Environmental factors can aggravate these conditions, and in some cases, medications like topical retinoids or antibiotics may be needed to manage them effectively. Suppose you find your skin is constantly dry. In that case, it’s essential to seek medical advice from Dr. Adil Sarwar at Skin Science Clinic or dermatologists to rule out any underlying medical conditions. The doctor may recommend special moisturisers, topical creams, or medications to help relieve the dryness and discomfort.

    How to Treat Dry Skin?

    The first step in treating dry facial skin is identifying and addressing the underlying cause. If environmental factors are at play, try limiting your exposure as much as possible. For instance, you could switch to a gentle cleanser free of harsh chemicals or use a humidifier to add moisture to your environment. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day would be best to stay hydrated and flush toxins from your body. 

    If you’re looking for extra hydration, try using a moisturiser that contains hyaluronic acid or ceramides. These ingredients help lock moisture into your skin and provide a protective barrier against environmental factors like wind and cold. You can also look for products with anti-ageing ingredients like retinol or alpha hydroxy acids, which help boost collagen production and reduce wrinkles. 

    Proper skin care is essential in helping prevent and manage facial dryness. Use a gentle, non-drying cleanser that won’t strip away natural oils, and follow with a moisturiser that helps to lock in moisture. Avoid washing your face too often, as this can further remove oils and dry the skin. 

    Emollients can also be used to help treat facial dryness. These thick creams contain ingredients like petrolatum, mineral oil or lanolin that provide a barrier and help lock in moisture. They can be applied directly to the skin or added to bathwater for a luxurious experience. However, it’s important to note that a doctor must prescribe these products since they can cause adverse reactions in some people. 

    Steroid creams may be used as a last resort by healthcare professionals to treat severe cases of facial dryness. These can help reduce inflammation and irritation associated with the condition but should only be used under the advice of a doctor since they can cause adverse side effects. 

    Hydrocortisone, for example, is a potent steroid cream that can relieve redness and itching associated with dry facial skin. As your healthcare professional instructed, it should be used carefully and applied only to the affected areas.


    Book your one-on-one consultation with founder Dr Adil Sarwar
    at Skin Science Clinic, London.