What is dehydrated skin?
Dehydrated skin is a common condition for many of us. Exposure to sun, winter weather, indoor heating, and other irritants can cause our skin to feel dry, itchy, and uncomfortable. Dehydrated skin occurs when the topmost layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum, does not have enough moisture. This causes the skin to lose plumpness and elasticity, resulting in dull, drawn skin, dark shadows around the face, and the increased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and a balanced diet full of lots of fruit and veg can help to reduce the risk of skin dehydration, but it's also important to make sure that you are following an appropriate skincare routine. This will not only rehydrate skin but will restore and protect it from further damage.
SkinCeuticals offer a range of cosmeceutical products that contain biologically active ingredients contributing to optimum skin health. SkinCeuticals' products have been specifically designed to work together as part of a dedicated self-care routine to address skincare issues, such as dehydrated skin, and their products have been tested and researched to ensure that they are as effective and practical as possible.
How to care for dehydrated skin
1. The first step of an effective rehydration skincare regimen is ensuring that your skin is adequately cleansed of impurities. These not only damage the skin but prevent moisturising products from being absorbed. This should be done using a Gentle Cleanser applied to wet skin and massaged into the face and neck. An Equalizing Toner can then be applied to balance and restore the skin's natural pH levels. This should be done twice a day for maximum effect.
2. A Hydrating B5 serum can then be applied. This serum contains Vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin and increase the effectiveness of moisturisers. A few drops should be applied to the face and affected areas.
3. It is then important to ensure your skin is properly moisturised. SkinCeuticals Emoillence is enriched with seaweed extracts, as well as macadamia and rosehip oil, to rehydrate skin and restore moisture. This should be applied to the skin daily.
4. Protecting your skin from UV damage is also essential to make sure it retains moisture. Using SkinCeuticals Brightening UV Defense SPF 30 ensures that skin is protected, while the lightweight and nourishing formula helps to lock in moisture. Apply before going outside to make sure your skin is protected.
Follow this skincare routine to effortlessly rehydrate skin and leave it feeling fresh, nourished, and healthy.
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