My skin is so…Dry!

Welcome back to my new skincare series, offering advice and product recommendations for all skin types!

A quick recap, last week I discussed the struggles of Oily skin and the best products and treatments to reach your true skin potential. If this is your skin type, make sure you give the post a read for helpful tips and advice.

This week, I’m focussing on Dry Skin but firstly what is the difference between dehydrated and dry skin? The two words are commonly intertwined however they are completely different problems. Dry skin is a common skin type whereby there is a lack of oils or lipids, however dehydrated skin is the lack of water in the top layer of the skin and can apply to anyone regardless of their skin type.

If you suffer from rough skin which appears dry, tight and often flaky or itchy, then you should look for products and treatments targeted for dry skin.  The main triggers are environmental such as harsh weather conditions and UV sunlight. Other factors include genetic and hormonal influences and can often be a result of age or premature skin ageing, but luckily, there are lots of products and treatments out there to help!

For those looking for long-lasting results, try IPL for Skin Rejuvenation which we offer at The Spa at Bedford Lodge.  The non-invasive treatment restores our skin’s vitality and glow without the lengthy downtime or side-effects. Using a device hand-piece, the IPL filters light from different parts of the spectrum and treats a variety of skin concerns including dry skin.

To indulge in a short-time solution, try one of our range of facials targeted for different skin types. For dry skin, I recommend the ESPA Advanced Radiance Facial which uses a combination of deeply cleansing and brightening techniques to leave skin feeling smooth, supple and radiantly healthy.

ESPA also have a great product line available to purchase at the Spa, for those looking to treat themselves to an at-home facial. The Overnight Hydration Therapy from ESPA is a great intensive treatment mask to achieve deeply hydrated and luminous skin. With ingredients including Vitamin C and a pure blend including Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang and Lavender Essential Oils, the luxuriously rich cream will help soothe your skin troubles.

Another product I love is the Hydrating Cleansing Milk, which gently removes make-up and daily impurities, whilst comforting and hydrating the skin. The rich sweet Almond and Soya Bean Oils nourish the skin with Chamomile helping to soothe and comfort.

Whilst many products and treatments are on the market, it can often be simple lifestyle choices which can make the world of difference. By ensuring you are drinking plenty of water, you will notice a huge difference with your skin appearing more supple. Your skincare routine may also need updating, ensure you are applying a moisturiser after bathing or washing the face and not using harsh soaps or products on your skin.

Stay tuned for next week when I’ll be discussing Sensitive skin.


Rebecca x