Everything you need to know about dry and dehydration!

What is the difference between Dehydrated skin and Dry skin? 

Dryness and Dehydration are two completely different symptoms, however, the two are easily confused. Dryness occurs when the skin is lacking oil whereas dehydration occurs when the skin lacks moisture or water. Everyone is susceptible to dehydrated skin, even those who have a dry skin type.

 

5 signs of Dehydrated Skin

- Uneven texture: Lack of hydration causes the skin to look dull

- Itchy and irritated skin:  When the upper layer of the skin, also known as the epidermis, fails to retain its optimum moisture, the skin can start to feel itchy and irritated.

- Flaky skin: Skin becomes flaky or red because of lack of hydration

- Congestion and breakouts: The risk of breakout is increased due to increased oil production in the skin to compensate for the lack of moisture.

- A feeling of tightness: When skin is dehydrated, it lacks elasticity, fine lines and under eye circles are more pronounced.

 

What can you do to hydrate your skin?

Dryness is caused by a lack of water both inside and outside skin cells and there are a variety of ways to combat dry and dehydrated skin. The natural process of ageing, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices can impact your skin's level of dryness and dehydration.

Our favourite ingredients that are core to combating dryness and dehydration include:

      • Vitamin B3; prevents transepidermal water loss by 24%.
      • Sodium Hyaluronate; holds more water than any other natural substance. It holds 1,000 times its weight in water and hydrates skin on a cellular level.
      • Macadamia Oil; is a high source of fatty acids which help to protect, heal and rebuild skin's barrier.
 
How to prevent skin dehydration?
- Drink water!

It is recommended to drink at least 2 litres of water every day. You must provide enough water to the body so that it can supply it to the underlying tissues under the skin.

- Boost your skin with serums!

Apply your serum after cleansing but before moisturizing. They are designed to deliver powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Serums are made up of smaller molecules that penetrate deep into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. Keep in mind that the upper epidermis layer of the skin does not have a direct blood supply, so the serum molecules help in keeping skin hydrated, healthy and bright.

- Exfoliate!

Use a chemical exfoliant twice a week to remove dead skin cells, encourage healthy skin-cell formation and stimulate collagen and elastin. Our AHA Power Exfoliant will transform the skin by providing an intense exfoliation in a gentle way, that will detoxify and hydrate to reveal the softest of skin.

- Moisturise and SPF: It is vital to moisturise your skin to prevent water loss.

Our Rejuvenating Day Cream is a potent cosmeceutical moisturiser with added SPF, full of illuminating Vitamin B3, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and protective Zinc. Using protective creams with higher lipid content as they have the same chemical composition as the upper layer of the skin. This lightweight SPF treatment will protect the skin from the harmful UV rays without causing congestion or leaving the skin feel greasy.

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