How Do Facials Help Dry, Flaky Skin?

Nobody likes having dry, flaky skin. The tightness and itching is simply uncomfortable! Everybody deserves to feel their best, so if dry, flaky facial skin is something you struggle with, a La Prairie facial at Lavish Skin & Body should be in your future. Facials for dry skin don’t just make your skin look brighter; they lead to healthier skin that feels so much better!

If you’ve never had a facial for dry skin before, you might not know what your options are. And even if you’re a day spa veteran, knowing about your facial choices can make a world of difference. 

Understanding Facial Dryness

For many people, facial dryness is a fact of life. Our facial skin is prone to becoming dry for several reasons. Genetics, hormones, and age all play a role, and so does the physical makeup of your skin. Compared to the skin on the rest of your body, the skin on your face has fewer sebaceous oil glands. These glands produce sebum, which helps to moisturise and protect the skin. The reduced oil production in the facial skin can lead to dryness, and in turn, the dryness can lead to flakiness. Facials can help stimulate these glands and gently exfoliate dead skin, removing the flakes and exposing new layers of skin.

Additionally, your face has more exposure to environmental factors such as wind, sun, cold air, and indoor heating or air conditioning, all of which can strip moisture from the skin and contribute to dryness. Facials can help restore the damage that these environmental factors cause.

Dealing With Dry, Flaky Facial Skin

Understanding the reasons that your facial skin is flaky and dry can help you choose the treatment you need. At Lavish Skin & Body, we offer a range of treatments that can help restore your skin to supple softness. 


A customised medi facial is an excellent option for anybody. The treatment is designed based on your specific needs for hydration and exfoliation. This facial option uses deep tissue hydration to support the skin’s natural function and wellness. 


If your skin is rough or dull from dryness, an exfoliation procedure like microdermabrasion can help. During microdermabrasion, dead skin is gently buffed away with a handheld device. As the dead skin is lifted away, new, rejuvenated skin is revealed. This layer of fresh skin cells is much better at allowing products to absorb into the skin for better hydration.

Lactic Peels

Lactic peels are also great for dry skin. A lactic peel uses lactic acid, a gentle chemical treatment derived from milk, to help heal sun damage, increase cell turnover, and help your skin to hold moisture. A lactic peel targets flaky, dry skin and dead skin cells, and can be added to any facial treatment. 

La Prairie facials

Not sure which treatment is best for you? Any of our La Prairie facials, which use premium Swiss skincare products can help with dry, flaky skin. La Prairie only uses the highest quality ingredients to keep your skin feeling and looking great.

Ready to clear up your dry, flaky skin? We’re here for you! Give Lavish Skin & Body a call at (03) 9827 9243 or book online by clicking here.