How To Treat Dry Skin

When winter arrives, there's two words on everyone's lips: dry skin. No matter what your skin type, dry skin is something that everyone suffers from when the weather turns cold. If your clients are complaining of dry skin, here are a few ways you can help them in the short term and in future

Moisturiser for dry skin

Moisturiser is particularly important in the winter, particularly for the hands, face and feet. If you're carrying out a manicure or pedicure, use an effective, perfume-free moisturiser afterwards to demonstrate to your clients how much better skin can feel when it's properly cared for. Have a range of moisturisers to choose from in your salon: some clients might benefit from moisturiser that contains nourishing oils, while post-waxing clients might benefit from moisturisers containing tea tree or aloe vera to soothe sore skin.

On the other hand, clients with dry skin on their face might benefit from using a soft facial serum, which helps skin feel silkier by replenishing its natural moisture. Nourishing mask treatments might also help return moisture to particularly dry faces. These are treatments that you might want to incorporate as part of a facial, but can also be done at home whenever your client needs a moisture boost.

Long term skincare tips

Moisturising is an essential part of keeping dry skin at bay, but there are several other steps you could suggest your clients take. Remaining hydrated, for example, is paramount: encourage regular water drinking to keep skin hydrated from the inside. Choosing a daily moisturiser with SPF is also important, even in the winter: that's because the sun's rays contribute significantly to drying and ageing skin, so wearing at least SPF 15 can help combat this.

If your client suffers particular from dry skin on their legs, encourage them to exfoliate regularly using exfoliating gloves to eliminate dead skin cells before using a thick moisturiser or nourishing oil. You might also recommend that they swap their razor for warm wax or an epilator to minimise skin irritation.