Dry Skin

Dry skin is regarded as a skin type, meaning that it is derived as a result of genetic predisposition. Dry skin tends to be a long-term concern, affecting both the body and face, where insufficient oil is produced within the skin leading to an impaired skin barrier. Oil assists to ‘trap’ water within the skin.


Restore Barrier Function

Introduction to Dry Skin

Without the presence of oil, trans-epidermal water loss occurs, meaning that the water level in the skin decreases and the skin dries out. While genetics is the main cause for this, there are often accompanying factors which exacerbate the dry skin type for example an underactive thyroid, hormonal imbalances, or prolonged, untreated dehydrated skin.  These factors can cause skin dryness as they interfere with the skin’s production of the natural oils that assist in skin protection. Less oil within the skin often leaves you feeling dry, with visible signs of flakiness and the skin often feels more sensitive in nature. Ageing occurs more rapidly as the skin loses the ability to provide suitable protection against environmental stress and damage.  A dry skin tends to show more visible evidence of this damage, resulting in more prominent age lines and wrinkles.

As dry skin results due to a lack of oil within the skin, supplying the skin with additional water is not the solution to the problem as the oil layer necessary to trap or keep this water within the skin is absent. Supplementing the skin routine with additional, suitable oils is the best way to soothe a dry skin type. Look out for products that supply the skin with barrier protective properties while replenishing the necessary oil back into the skin.

Skin cleansing routine morning and evening

Cleanse with DermaFix Hydra-Silk Cleanser, an emollient based milky cleanser, or DermaFix Gentle Cleansing Gel, a mild botanical rich cleanser with anti-inflammatory properties. Exfoliate 2-3 times a week with DermaFix DermaPolish, a gentle enzyme exfoliator assisting with the removal of dark redundant skin cells. Follow with the application of DermaFixRevitalising Toner, an important step to prepare the skin for the absorption of active ingredients into the skin.

Skin care routine morning and evening

Apply DermaFix Ceramide Complex to the skin, ensure to use friction movements, to ensure product penetration, helping to repair the skins barrier and relieve dry skin concerns. Follow with the Application of DermaFix Bio-Effective Cream, helping to restore the essential fatty acid content of the skin necessary for skin health and barrier function.

Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays with DermaShield SPF45/50 High Protection UVA/UVB sunscreen. DermaFix DermaShield SPF50 meets the South African National Standards SANS 1557:2013.

Optional: DermaFix Argan Oil/Omega Tissue Oil can be applied over the above mentioned products for additional moisturising benefits. For xerotic skin types you may include DermaFix Skin ResQ over the above mentioned products for the relief of discomfort associated to a dry skincare concern. DermaFix Vitamin Therapy Masque can be incorporated into your skin care regime 2-3 times a week for superior hydrating properties, Alternatively DermaFix Vitamin Therapy Masque can be left on overnight for additional superior moisturising benefits. DermaFix MT Microneedling homecare treatments can be incorporated for advanced results.


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