Danik Medspa

Danik Medspa

Danik MedSpa is fully-staffed and specially-equipped to address the unique beauty and health concerns of women and men.

The Secret to Defeating Dry Skin


The Secret to Defeating Dry SkinMany factors can lead to dry skin. These include medical conditions, medications, extreme temperatures, a dry environment, and aging. Nevertheless, the number one culprit is neglect. Skin requires constant attention. So make this the day you introduce a daily skincare regimen that will help your skin look smooth and supple for decades to come.

* Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (sardines, salmon). These support your skin’s ability to retain moisture.
* Similarly, treat yourself generously to antioxidants (colorful fruits and veggies). Antioxidants fight oxidation, which causes the deterioration of skin cells.
* Avoid cigarettes and alcohol (antioxidant-rich red wine allowed in moderation).
* Exercise to crank up the blood flow to skin cells to keep them well nourished.

* Be careful about what you put on your skin. Choose creams and serums that are made from natural ingredients and enriched with vitamins, minerals, and proteins.
* Look for such ingredients as Ceramides, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Lanolin and Mineral Oil, which help skin retain moisture.
* Drink water in abundance.
* Visit a licensed aesthetician monthly for a rejuvenating facial.

* Use exfoliants with Alpha Hydroxy Acid or Retinol to accelerate collagen production and speed up the natural turnover of skin cells.
* Choose professionally-administered microdermasion to abrade dead skin cells, smooth the epidermis, and remove facial blemishes and imperfections.


* Take cool baths and showers of no more than 5-10 minutes to avoid stripping the skin of moisture-retaining oils.
* Moisturize after bathing while the skin is still wet to lock in moisture.
* Wear cotton, linen and other natural fibers that are non-irritating, absorb moisture, and allow skin to breathe.
* Use a humidifier during the winter to avoid itchy “winter skin.”
* Use a broad spectrum sunblock daily with SPF 30+ UV protection.