Dry Skin Treatment and Care by Dr. Anupriya Goel

Nourished and glowing skin has been the goal for everyone. If your skin is Dry or you wish to take care of your skin. Here is Dr. Anupriya Goel Medical director at Berkowits Hair & Skin Clinic sharing top tips and treatment to take care of your DRY SKIN.

Q1. Basic science of our skin
Epidermis has 30% water which becomes less than 10% causes dry skin

Q2. Causes for dry skin
– Decrease in humidity
– Exposure to sun
– Exposure to pollution and dry wind
– Being in the air conditioner for long hours
– Smoking
– Increased caffeine
– Washing face too frequently
– Swimming often in chlorinated water
– Atopic dermatitis
-Seborrheic Dermatitis
– Icthyosis
– Xerosis
– Hypothyroidism

Q3. The science behind dry skin

– Natural Moisturising Factor ( NMF)
– Lipid barrier

Q4. Treatment for dry skin
1. Moisturize your skin
A. Occlusives : Moisture sealers
– Petroleum jelly
– Mineral Oil
– Cholesterol
– Lecithin

B. Humectants : Moisture absorbers
– Glycerine
– Hyaluronic acid
– Urea

C. Emollients : Lubricates the skin
– Jojoba oil
– Shea butter
– Beeswax
– Cocoa butter

D. Rejuvenates

2. Use a moisturising facewash
– Hypoallergenic
– Fragrance free
– Preservative free

3. Use a humidifier

4. Use a sunscreen

5. Drink 6-8 glasses water and avoid caffeine
Detox water : Water infused with antioxidants

Q5. Home tip for dry skin
1. Mix avocado and honey
2. Milk is very soothing for dry skin


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