JAN 2019

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24 @dayspamagazine • Januar y 2019 © GETTY IMAGES What are some common causes of dr y skin? Jane Turner, director of spa, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma, California: Often, people think they have dry skin, when in fact they have dehydrated skin. Dry skin lacks oil, while dehydrated skin lacks water. Conditions such as eczema tend to cause the former, but it also becomes more prevalent as we age and our sebum glands diminish their production. Dehydration, on the other hand, is caused by environmental factors, such as harsh cleaning chemicals, perfumes, cigarette smoke and chlorine. One of the most signifi cant issues is hard water, which comes from calcium and magnesium bicarbonate crystals; these deposits sit on the skin after washing and draw out natural moisture, making it more diffi cult to absorb topical creams. Denise Dubois, owner, Complexions Spa for Beauty and Wellness in Saratoga Springs and Albany, New York: Scaling, cracking and itching are often problems during winter because of lower humidity and/or cooler temperatures, but are also common symptoms when the integrity of the skin is compromised due to sunburn, injury or certain skin conditions. Dryness can be caused by hot showers and baths, as well as harsh soaps and cleansers with high pH levels that strip away skin's natural oils, leaving moisture free to evaporate. Katia Simonenko, owner and esthetician, Pearl Skin Studio in Las Vegas: I see a lot of clients who over-cleanse their skin, thinking that it's dirty or oily, which leads to dryness. Other factors include alcohol intake and internal dehydration. Hydrating Services Spa pros share their strategies for preventing and soothing parched skin. by Alexa Joy Sherman SPOTLIGHT Caudalie Grape Water Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance DermAware VITAL B Hydrogel ECHO2 Plus Oxygen Treatment System Éminence Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque Elina Organics Rescue Bio Hydrating Mist

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