The only thing worse than experiencing dry skin is the hassle of figuring out how to treat it. Not only is it tough deciding which product or treatment is best, but finding out the costs can be tricky, too.
We’re here to help. At Face Dr, our team of experts have decades of experience in the skincare world. They’re clued up on everything from the best products to use, how exactly in-clinic treatments can help and what’s best for each particular skin type. Plus, we can share how much it will cost, too. If you'd like some free advice, you can book online by clicking the button below. Read on to find out more.
Here, we’ve broken down exactly how much it can cost to treat dry skin properly, whether you’re upgrading your at-home skincare to more dry-skin friendly products or you’re thinking about an in-clinic treatment for immediate results.
What is dry skin?
Dry skin is more than just a skin type. It can affect anyone and can vary in severity. For the most part, most people can experience symptoms like:
- Dry and rough patches on the surface of the skin
- A tight sensation after cleansing
- Itchy or sore skin
- Redness or signs of irritation
- Flaky patches
Just as dry skin comes in a variety of forms, it can be caused by a variety of things, too. These can include everything from harsh weather conditions to hot showers, from reaction to make-up products to skincare conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
In rare cases, dry skin can also be a sign of something more serious, like diabetes or hypothyroidism. If you’re worried your dry skin is something more serious, why not speak directly with a GP. Alternatively, if you’d simply like a professional to assess your skin to see if it’s treatable through products and treatments without further action, you can book a free online consultation with one of our skin experts.
Skincare products are the easiest and simplest way to treat dry skin, and for mild cases, it could be all that’s needed. The first step is investing in products which are hydrating, gentle and soothing. Check your everyday products—like your cleanser and moisturiser—and make sure they’re either made for those with dry skin or contain hydrating ingredients.
Next, consider adding some targeted treatment products to your routine, like a daily serum or weekly mask. Products like this are perfect for giving your skin an extra dose of hydrating ingredients and can help to promote healing to reduce dry skin over time.
Price range: £20 to £100 depending on which brand you go for
Products to try:
- Cleanser: ZO Skin Health Hydrating Cleanser
Ideal for everyday use, the ZO Skin Health Hydrating Cleanser removes makeup, oil and dirt from the skin without drying it out. With hydrating and healing ingredients like glycerin and allantoin, you can clean your skin while soothing and calming dryness and irritation. ZO Skin Health’s policy says stockists are not able to share prices. Get in touch at email@example.com to find out more.
- Moisturiser: iS Clinical Moisturising Complex £74
Switch your moisturiser to one that doesn't just boost moisture levels, but actively heals and protects dry skin from getting dryer. The iS Clinical Moisturising Complex uses hyaluronic acid to moisturise and vitamins A and E to protect the skin from environmental damage.
- Serum: SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier Serum £90
This serum gives the skin a powerful dose of hyaluronic acid to boost moisture levels. It also uses botanicals like purple rice and licorice root to further heal the skin and promote a healthy glowing complexion.
For those with itchy or painful dry skin, turn to this iS Clinical Hydra-Intensive Cooling Masque for instant relief. The soothing gel mask calms aggravated skin. Ingredients like aloe vera, green tea and, of course, hyaluronic acid, are hydrating and healing.
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how good your skincare routine is, dry skin can be a persistent problem. That’s when it’s time to consider an in-clinic treatment. Here, skincare professionals can use high-grade ingredients and the latest technology to treat dry skin and often get faster and more noticeable results.
Facials are a quick and easy treatment for dry skin and can deliver better results than at-home remedies. While many in-clinic facials can be hydrating, look out for facials which use moisture-boosting ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin and botanical extracts. If your skin is extra dry or sensitive, be sure to speak to your facial practitioner who can use products with that in mind.
Price range: £30 to £200
Facials to try:
Fire & Ice Resurfacing Facial Treatment
Try the Fire & Ice Resurfacing Facial Treatment which includes pharmaceutical-grade ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, green tea and rosemary extract to soothe the skin and boost moisture levels. It also promotes healing from the inside. Bonus: this facial has the seal of approval from celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Halle Berry.
Price: around £85
In Perthshire? Check out the Fire & Ice Resurfacing Facial Treatment at Tay Medispa
Elsewhere? Find your nearest Fire & Ice Resurfacing Facial practitioner
ZO Ultra Hydration Treatment
As the name suggests, this ZO Ultra Hydration Treatment is ideal for providing a nourishing moisture boost to dry skin. The treatment includes a gentle cleanse, a micro-exfoliation, a facial massage and soothing mask. Ingredients like aloe vera, kojic acid and botanical extracts like mulberry, liquorice and bearberry are used to calm irritated skin and brighten the complexion.
In Perthshire? Check out the ZO Ultra Hydration Treatment at Tay Medispa
Elsewhere? Find a ZO Skin Health practitioner
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment that removes dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It uses small particles to physically break these down and remove them. It’s a great option for those with dull complexions or flaky patches. Another bonus is that by removing dead skin cells, products can be absorbed better into the skin, making all your at-home efforts more effective. It’s painless, there’s no downtime and you’ll be able to apply make-up straight away.
Though microdermabrasion is usually suitable for all skin types, even dry skin, it’s always worth speaking with a professional before getting started to ensure this treatment is right for you.
Price range: £70 to £200 depending on the size of the treatment area and how many courses of the treatment you’ll need
Where to get it? Find your nearest Sk:n Clinic who offer a microdermabrasion suitable treatment for dry skin.
That’s our guide to the costs of treating dry skin, with everything from at-home products to in-clinic treatments. Now you’re more clued up about the price tags, you can take the next steps in treating your dry skin once and for all and decide on the best next steps.
Before jumping in, why not get an expert opinion? You can book a free online consultation with one of our skin experts at Face Dr who can analyse your skin and advise you on the best treatment plan to help. Not only can they share products they know will deliver results, they can answer any questions you’ve got about in-clinic treatments.
We only ever recommend products and brands we know provide real results, so you can trust you’re investing in skincare that actually works. Plus, if you need advice on anything beyond dry skin—like acne, ageing or hyperpigmentation—our skin experts can help find the best products to treat those concerns, too.