Ever noticed your skin looking dull and hollow? Are you seeing more fine lines or wrinkles on your face than before? Does your skin bounce lazily back after pinching your cheeks? You most likely have dehydrated skin.
Most people get the term dehydrated skin confused with dry skin. Dehydrated skin is when your skin lacks moisture and it’s a skin condition while dry skin is a skin type.
A lot of things can lead to dehydrated skin, such as low humidity where there’s a lack of moisture in the air, cold weather and even sunrays.
The reason why dehydrated skin goes unnoticed is because many people mistake the oil on your face to mean that your face has enough moisture. Flaky skin, dull-looking colour and fine lines are key indicators of dehydrated skin. Since dehydrated skin is skin that’s in great need of water or moisture then the most effective way to deal with this condition is to restore the moisture back to the skin. Most people believe that drinking plenty of water will help bring back the moisture to the skin. This is true, but there should be a form of skincare routine in place to help bring the moisture to the skin.
If you’re suffering from dehydrated skin, then here’s how you can bring back the moisture your skin craves:
Make moisture your friend
Moisturizers contain the right ingredients that will help your skin retain the moisture it really needs. Moisturizers penetrate deep in your skin and once absorbed it locks in the moisture. This helps to keep your skin hydrated for several hours.
When choosing the right moisturizer go for the ones that contain either glycerine, hyaluronic acid or squalene. These powerful ingredients help lock in the moisture. No wonder many moisturizers contain at least one of them!
To get maximum benefit from your moisturizer apply it on your skin one layer at a time. This will give your skin the opportunity to properly absorb the moisturizer. It also prevents your face from looking shiny or oily.
Another great tip is to apply moisturizer at least 3 minutes after stepping out of the shower. The moisturizer will retain the water on your body that did not completely dry out.
Have a skincare routine that focuses on rehydrating your skin
With an effective skincare routine you can correct almost any skin condition. All you have to do is be consistent. Start off your mornings with a nice cleansing. Use a cleanser that contains glycerin as that will help moisturize your skin as you cleanse it. Next apply moisturizer taking it one layer at a time.
If your skin is flaky you may have to exfoliate it at least 3 times a week but make sure you moisturize each time you do.
Be conscious of how your skin feels
Usually when your skin dehydrated, you’ll feel your skin tighten. Whenever you feel it go tight, apply a nice amount of moisturizer. If you’re not sensitive to how your skin feels then take care to take note of your environment. If you find yourself in an air-conditioned room for a long time make sure you apply moisturizer as the air conditioner soaks up moisture from your skin. Where the temperature is low or the humidity is low, moisturize to avoid dehydrated skin.
These tips will surely help any dehydrated skin.
Do you suffer from dehydrated skin? How do you deal with it?