This isn’t just dry skin. Unfortunately, this is dehydrated skin….or in other words TEWL (transepidermal water loss) which is a bit more complicated.
TEWL most oven occurs from exfoliating too much, which leads to an impaired (or compromised) barrier. Your barrier can no longer prevent moisture from leaving the skin.
It’s a really annoying issue to deal with because although your skin feels flaky and dry, it’s also over producing oil to compensate for the lack of moisture on the skin.
The most common causes of TEWL are using the wrong products on your skin, exfoliating too much, or using too harsh of products on your skin (or all of the above.)
How to fix it? Work with an Esthetician that can provide facial and home care that will sooth, calm, nourish and HEAL the skin’s barrier!!!
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