Your skin sees so much wear and tear on a daily basis from hot showers, chlorinated pools, dishwater, makeup and more. With a variety of concerns that can afflict this largest organ of the body, you may have struggled with breakouts, sensitive skin or redness at some point in your life. Another problem that becomes even more common as you age is dry, rough skin. As you age, the skin gradually dries out and is unable to create as much natural oil as it once did from the sebaceous glands. Whereas a decade or two ago you may have been consigned to slather a rich lotion on your face, hands and body and hope for the best, today’s technology and modern advances give you many more options that you can use at home or in a doctor’s office. Perhaps you have heard of one or more of these five options. If not, consider asking your dermatologist which one would be right for you rough skin.

At-Home Sonic Brushes

Popularized by Clarisonic, sonic skin brushes are now seen all around the world with prices being constantly pushed down through competition. With these brushes, you can see improvements to your skin in the comfort of you own home for which you previously would have had to visit a clinic. Clarisonic now has competition from companies, such as the popular Swedish Foreo, as well as from more affordably priced options from drugstore leaders, such as Olay. These brushes can gently exfoliate your rough patches of skin, massage the skin to improve blood flow and cell regeneration and cleanse the pore for a radiant look.

Radio-Frequency Treatments

This up-and-coming treatment can be done in a variety of clinics, such as at dermatologist’s or plastic surgeon’s office. A couple different brands exist, but each of them works by using heat along with radio-frequency energy to improve collagen production in the skin, which can improve skin texture and radiance. If you choose to have this done, you will most likely need at least three treatments to see the best results.

Redox Signaling Technology

This technology mimics a process that is seen naturally in the body, which involves a communication between cells that can lead to the removal of free radicals in the body. RST is now being seen in a variety of products, such as ASEA products, which can be used on the hands, face and entire body. These products work at the cellular level to smooth and moisturize the skin. RST can now also be taken in supplement form.

Over-the-Counter Retinoids

While these were once available by prescription only, you can now head to any corner drugstore and find plenty of anti-aging products that boast retinoids in their ingredient lists. As retinoids continue to be improved, they produce increasingly impressive results for the skin, which focus on anti-aging benefits. Retinoids smooth the skin and improve collagen production among other benefits. Products that are labeled for sensitive skin are the best if you have rough, dry skin.

Non-Invasive Laser Peels

Lasers are amazing for improving skin tone and texture without having to experience any needles at the dermatologist’s or plastic surgeon’s office. However, with new technology, you are now able to enjoy this same process combined with an alpha beta peel. These non-invasive lasers improve skin cell turnover among other things, leading to the removal of dead, dry cells on the surface of your skin. In fact, they can even work wonders on acne scars.

No longer do you have to deal with dry, rough, peeling skin throughout your body. No matter how old you are, you can find an amazing technology that has advanced skin care in the United States and that will give you amazing results. Finally, be sure that you know exactly what you are putting on your skin at all times because knowledge is power.

Author's Bio: 

Dixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband.