How to Care for Dry Resistant Skin

Skincare for Dry Sensitive Skin, Stonington CT & Westerly RI

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Dry Resistant Skin Type

Dry Resistant Skin is flaky, dry, and sometimes itchy. Dry climates, indoor heating, rough clothes, and no moisturizer tend to irritate your skin.

As you mature, you see more dryness and sun damage (wrinkles and perhaps brown spots). If you protect your skin from excess sun exposure and a healthy lifestyle, your skin will age with fewer issues.

The good news is, because your skin the tolerant of products--you can use them and experiment with them. You can tolerate different types of moisturizers and anti-aging cream.

Your skincare focus should be to hydrate your skin - try to find the right products and be attentive to moisturizing. That will calm your skin down--and then it can tolerate most anything else you put on it.

Recommended Products for Dry Resistant Skin


Moisturizer: Oil-free, light, calming

Anti-aging treatment: as tolerated, advance slowly, stay away from any ingredients that inflames the skin (alpha hydroxy acids, too strong retinols...)

Anti-acne treatment:

Anti-pigmentation treatment: as tolerated

Eye cream:


Recommended Skin Treatments for Dry Resistant Skin

Skin treatments for Dry Resistant skin would focus on decreasing the oils, the acne, and the sometimes rough texture. The procedures need to be light, not too intense, so as not to irritate the skin. Pigmentation, redness, sun damage, acne scarring, blemishes, uneven texture, and wrinkles also need to be addresses.

Reduce brown spots, patches, scarring, and marks:

Reduce facial redness:

Smooth skin texture and uneven skin tone:

Anti-aging Injectables:

Information on this page summarizes and is excerpted from: "The Skin Type Solution" by Leslie Baumann, MD, 2010.

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