Caring for your skin starts with understanding exactly the type of skin you’re treating. Think you’ve got Dry and Resilient skin? Read our introductory guide to the six fundamental skin types to help identify whether your skin type.
To recap, Dry skin means your skin produces less oil, resulting in flakiness, tightness, or you guessed it, dryness. Resilient skin is the toughest skin out there – it resists inflammation (redness, rashes, and acne) and responds well to aggressive treatments.
Still not sure if your skin is Dry and Resilient? Take our Skin Typing quiz to find out!
How do I know if have Dry and Resilient skin?
- About an hour after you wash your face, but before you put on any products, you skin feels tight, or even flaky.
- You have very few visible pores.
- If you don’t moisturize, your skin will feel tight or flaky.
- You never (or almost never) have acne.
- Trying new products doesn’t worry you – you almost never get red, itchy or inflamed.
- You do not have broken capillaries in your skin and do not struggle with redness.
- You very rarely experience rashes or hives on your skin.
What can I do to care for my Dry and Resilient skin?
Dry skin can always use a little help with moisture. Because your skin is underproducing lipids, you’ll want to ensure it’s well-moisturized. Simply doing this will make your skin an ideal canvas for other treatments.
How can I treat my Dry and Resilient skin at home?
Resilient skin can handle serious Medical Grade products, starting with a strong exfoliating cleanser to help give your skin an even glow. You’ll also want a thick, lipid-based moisturizer. Don’t worry about any moisturizer clogging your pores; people with resilient skin rarely get breakouts or clogged pores.
When it comes to anti-aging, resilient skin will tolerate full-strength Retinol and Vitamin C treatments. If you’re using Retinols, they can dry out the skin, so be sure to keep up with your moisturizing routine. Retinols are truly one of the best things you can do for your skin; they not only stop the signs of aging, but reverse them. These products are used by every dermatologist I know, and have been a mainstay in the world of esthetic dermatology for 40 years.
Ready to help your Dry and Resilient skin shine? Check out our Dry and Resilient products page to find the perfect products for your skin type.
What Medical Grade spa treatments should I try for my Dry and Resilient skin?
Your skin may not be tough as nails, but it can certainly withstand powerful treatments, including aggressive peels, medical grade microneedling, and lasers. Take advantage of it! You’ll also want to invest in regular dermaplanes to allow your home skincare routine to penetrate more deeply (which totally helps with that dryness).
Treatment Plan for Dry and Resilient Skin
To sum up, here’s what you should do to care for your dry and resilient skin:
- Supplement your skin’s lipid production by using a thick moisturizer
- Reverse the signs of aging with full-strength Retinol and Vitamin C treatments
- Maintain an even glow with strong exfoliating cleansers
- Get ‘forever young’ skin with aggressive Medical Grade spa treatments such as peels, lasers, and medical grade microneedling