Dehydrated skin is a common winter complaint for many of us, with cold air and indoor heating combining to deprive our skin of water. Unlike dry skin, which is the result of reduced natural oils, dehydrated skin is caused by a lack of moisture in the uppermost layer of the epidermis, the corneum stratum. There are several causes of dehydrated skin, including not drinking enough water or sweating, but the main thing to know is that dehydrated skin occurs when our skin loses more water than it is able to take in. In this piece, we'll explore skin dehydration in more detail and show you why SkinCeuticals is your dehydrated skin saviour.
What are the symptoms of dehydrated skin?
Perhaps the most common skin complaint, dehydrated skin can make your face feel itchy, flaky or even painful. Dehydrated skin can also look dull, red, and irritated, with more noticeable fine lines and wrinkles. One way to test if your skin is dehydrated is to softly pinch the skin on your cheek. If fine lines appear, or the skin does not bounce back, it's likely that your skin is lacking moisture. But don't worry because there are many steps you can take to rehydrate your skin to make it look and feel healthier and more vibrant.
Rehydrating your skin
The first step towards rehydrating your skin is to make sure that you're drinking enough. Aim to be sipping 6-8 glasses of fluid throughout the day to make sure that your body stays hydrated. It's also important to make sure that you're getting adequate rest, as this will have a significant impact on your overall well-being, including skin health. But, to really help your skin, there are a number of targeted SkinCeuticals products for dehydrated skin which contain cosmeceutical ingredients to help repair damage and protect skin.
SkinCeuticals Best Products for Dehydrated Skin
- Emollience: The first step in ensuring that your skin stays hydrated is to use a moisturiser every day to protect your skin and retain moisture. SkinCeuticals emollience is a water-based moisturiser which is enhanced with natural extracts, including macadamia, rosehip and grape seed oil, to lock in moisture. It is easily absorbed and is suitable for all skin types.
- Epidermal repair: In order to repair skin dehydration, it's vital to reinforce the skin's natural barrier. Epidermal Repair is formulated with Centella Asiatica, or Indian pennywort, and white water lily to soothe skin and reduce discomfort and redness.
- Hydrating B5 masque: The Hydrating B5 masque is perfect to use once a week to give your skin a boost. It contains a sophisticated mixture of glycerin, urea, sodium PCA, and elements of the skin's natural moisturising factor (NMF) to restore the skin's balance and add moisture.
- C E Ferulic: Introducing a protective oil can also be a great way to protect your skin. This vitamin C antioxidant is easily absorbed and gives skin advanced protection against environmental damage.
Why not explore the entire SkinCeuticals range of products for dehydrated skin here at Flawless Body.