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The Effects of Age on Dry Skin

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | September 26th, 2019 | Blog

There are three main types of skin: oily, dry, and combination. Skincare brands have developed various products to meet the needs of each skin type, but when it comes to aging it can be difficult to really understand what causes wrinkles and, most importantly, how to prevent them. There is a myth that dry skin causes wrinkles because the cracks in the skin are more visible when the skin is dry. There is a reason this is a myth—it’s simply not true. Just because someone has oily skin and may appear to have less wrinkles, it doesn’t mean that their skin isn’t going through the aging process too. There are certain things that need to be done regardless of the type of skin you have in order to keep it renewed, rejuvenated, and protected. So, say goodbye to the skincare myths about dry skin and check out these tips for anti aging.

Effects of Age on Dry Skin


Does Dry Skin Age Differently Than Oily Skin?

Does dry skin age faster and oily skin age slower? While dry skin doesn’t necessarily cause wrinkles, it does age differently compared to oily skin. Due to the excess moisture and plumpness that the oil provides, oily skin tends to have larger pores and thickness, which offers extra cushion to the skin, making it appear less “crinkly.” However, when it comes to deeper lines in the face, oily skin types tend to show this more.

Why Are Fine Lines and Wrinkles More of an Issue for Dry Skin?

Dry skin, however, is thinner and has smaller pores. The skin may appear to be smoother but fine lines and wrinkles tend to be more noticeable. It’s important not to worry or stress about the type of skin type that you have. Wrinkles aren’t the only sign of aging. You might also notice pigmentation, broken blood vessels, thinning of your skin, enlarged pores, or the loss of firmness and tone. No matter what your skin type is, these signs are completely natural and there are products and treatments that cater to provide the moisture or oil production control you need.

Daily Skincare Routine to Prevent Fine Lines and Wrinkles

If you take care of your skin from early on you can prevent early fine lines and wrinkles. Some of the reasons people notice signs of aging early is because of bad habits in their life. Forgetting to wear sunscreen, smoking, eating unhealthy food, drinking too much alcohol, and not getting enough sleep can make you look years older. It’s important to remember that your skin is your body’s biggest organ, and what you do inside will affect the outside.

Some helpful tips to add to your daily skincare routine that can prevent fine lines and wrinkles include the following:

  • Moisturize your skin with SPF every morning after cleansing your face
  • Cleanse with unscented, soap-free cleansers to prevent the stripping of your skin’s natural oil (sebum) barriers
  • Use gentle exfoliants to avoid irritating your dry skin (only use it once a week)
  • Choose products with antioxidants, skin-restoring ingredients, and skin-replenishing ingredients to help fight environmental impacts on your skin
  • Keep your body hydrated by drinking enough water each day
  • Include more vegetables and fruit in your diet and limit dairy and sugars
  • Ensure you have enough vitamin A in your diet, or choose skincare products with it (this prevents wrinkles and pigmentation)

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Fine Lines and Wrinkles

While there are many helpful ways to reduce or slow the signs of aging at home on a regular basis, sometimes more intense measures need to be taken to help the skin heal and reset. Three non-surgical oily and dry skin anti-aging treatment options you can choose from are the following.

Infini RF Treatment

One of the most effective treatment options for fine lines and wrinkles is the Infini radio frequency with micro needling treatment, which gradually eliminates wrinkles over time. There is little to no recovery time and a very low risk of complications. Multiple treatments are required for long lasting results, but the treatments are short and can be done during your lunch break. This technology is 100% FDA-approved, so you can trust it to reduce damage caused by the natural aging process.

Botox and Fillers

Another effective treatment to reduce the signs of wrinkles and fine lines are Botox and Fillers. Both injectable solutions help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and the results last for months! Repeat treatments are also required for optimal results.

Laser Treatment (Spectra Peel)

The Spectra Peel laser treatment is another effective way to reduce the signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin over the entire face. Aside from reducing fine lines and wrinkles, it also improves the skin tone, texture, and elasticity. It can treat inflamed acne, Melasma, and large pores. If you’re looking for a well-rounded treatment to reduce the signs of aging, plus the benefits of reversing sun damage and scars, this is the treatment for you.


The PRP treatment works by drawing small amounts of the patient’s blood and separating it into layers. The layer of platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the target area (ie. neck, face, scalp) to increase the natural production of new collagen, refresh the skin, and restore your youthful glow. PRP therapy is a great option to treat dry or oily skin because the results are long-lasting and the treatment is safe and has no side effects.

Anti Aging Clinic Toronto for Anti-Aging Treatments

The aging process is natural, but it’s also natural to want to look your best and feel youthful and vibrant. If you want your skin to show how young you feel inside, follow these at-home tips above, and consider some extra help with one of the above treatments.

At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic reversing the signs of aging is our field of expertise and we pride ourselves on providing the best anti-aging treatments for the face and body. Each of these treatments is designed with its own set of benefits, and by speaking with our professionals, you can choose the right option for you. We support our clients by helping them make the right, informed decisions about their skincare and strive to provide the best rejuvenation and skin treatments in Toronto. Feel free to contact us by phone at (416) 546-4664 or by e-mail at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca to ask any questions. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.

With an MBA in computer science, Silvia started out in the IT field with proven success working on strategic initiatives with executive leaders to align an organization’s culture, capabilities, and structure, with business strategies. This career has lead her to a business path founding the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic in 2012. Silvia now holds a diploma in medical esthetics with interests in anti-aging skincare, evening out skin tone and texture, scalp hair regrowth, body contouring and laser hair removal treatments. Silvia believes in the importance of building open, trusting relationships with her clients and prides herself on excellent customer service. Whether it’s developing the business or awarding her clients with significant results, Silvia is committed to offering only the best. Silvia is the finance director and a medical esthetician at Anti Aging Toronto Clinic. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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