dry skin

  • Does Exfoliation Cause Dry Skin?

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:03am

    In short, no way! However, over exfoliation does cause rough, red irritated skin. That’s why I stress for you to be gentle with your home care, too much of a good thing can cause major damage. The harder you rub the product, the less positive results you will see and actually injure your skin and cause accelerated aging. You definitely don’t want that!

  • Do Showers Help Dry Skin Stay Moist?

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 4:46am

    Who doesn’t love a long, hot shower or soak in a hot tub? Yes, they are incredibly lovely and soothing, but for dry skin, very hot water breaks down your lipid barrier and moisture leaks out, causing dryness and itchiness.

    It’s best to use warm water then pat dry when you get out of the shower or tub. Follow this with body lotion or oil to seal in moisture. And, of course, don’t forget your facial moisturizer. 

  • Why does dry skin itch?

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 6:40am

    Dry skin has exposed gaps in the barrier function, making nerve endings more exposed. When surface cells dry, they become more brittle and itchy. When the skin is scratched, these cells are removed and the skin becomes inflamed and can even become red and itchier!

  • Do Thick Moisturizers Give More Hydration?

    Monday, November 14, 2016 - 7:02am

    It’s a mistake I see all too frequently. Women with “dry” skin buy heavy, oil-based moisturizers because they think their skin is truly dry.

    Initially, the heaviness feels good, relieving that tight, dry feeling. But a few hours later, the old problem returns. Why? It’s the wrong product! Truly dry skin actually flakes. It needs an oil-based moisturizer to replenish that missing ingredient in your skin.

  • Are You Sure You Have Oily/Combination Skin?

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 6:53am

    Are You Sure You Have Oily Skin?

     

    It’s not uncommon for women to tell me they have oily skin, when in fact, they actually have combination skin.

    What’s the difference? Oily skin is oily all over—not just the t-zone. Combination skin types experience two skin conditions on their face, oily and normal or dry. It’s tricky and difficult.

    While you may have to use lighter products in your t-zone and heavier products on your cheeks, exfoliation remains simple!

  • How To Treat Tight, Dry Facial Skin?

    Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 6:41am

    It feels awful, doesn’t it? Tight, dry facial skin is not only uncomfortable, but it’s actually visible!

    Known as dehydrated skin, that tight, dry feeling looks dull. Make-up doesn’t perform nearly as well and can accentuate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    You may think of dehydrated skin as a winter problem, but the sun can wreak just as much havoc.

     

  • NEW - HydraBoost Serum

    Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 6:53am

    Medical Esthetics by Katie is proud to Introduce another product in her Clinical Skin Care line

    HYDRABOOST SERUM

    This unique blend of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid effectively replenishes skin’s moisture reservoir. Replenishes skin's moisture reservoir. Helps protect the skin against degradation of hyaluronic acid and elastin. HydraBoost Serum helps to maintain firmness. Enhances the benefits of daily moisturizer.

  • Ask The Experts – July 2015 Edition

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 8:46am

    The Dangers Of Washing Your Face With Deodorant Soap

     

    Give us a moment while we take a deep breath! It’s true that some women do wash their faces with deodorant soap. We know it’s not you, but would you please pass this information along to your friend?

    Facial skin has a lower pH than the rest of your body. That means it’s slightly more acidic. A deodorant soap, however, is more alkaline. When applied to your face, it encourages the growth of acne-causing bacteria.

  • Ask The Experts – June 2015 Edition

    Monday, October 12, 2015 - 5:40pm

    Does Exfoliation Cause Dry Skin?

     

    In short, no way! However, over exfoliation does cause rough, red irritated skin. That’s why we stress for you to be gentle with your home care. The harder you rub the product, the less positive results you will see. Instead, you will only damage your skin, and you definitely don’t want that!

    Gentle exfoliation should be an integral part of your skincare routine. It helps to speed up the process of skin renewal by removing old dead skin, revealing younger, smoother skin.

  • What's your Skin Type?

    Friday, July 24, 2015 - 12:34pm

    Oily Skin

    Oily skin tends to be shiny with enlarged pores, and is prone to blackheads and blemishes. You might experience some tightness.

     

    Combination/Normal Skin

    This skin type has medium pores, a smooth and even texture, good circulation, healthy color, may tend towards dryness on the cheeks while being oily in the T-Zone.

     

    Sensitive Skin

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