Summer naturally makes us think about hydration and question our possible lack of water. How do you know if your skin is dehydrated? This guide will explain.
What is Dehydrated skin?
Dehydrated skin, is a skin condition caused by a lack of moisture. It’s commonly confused as being similar to dry skin, which is a skin type caused by a lack of oil. To understand the differences between skin types and skin conditions, check out the straight-forward guide on our website.
What causes it?
The environment, weather and bad lifestyle choices (strong amounts of alcohol and unhealthy food etc) can all contribute to skin becoming dehydrated. It can even be caused by using harsh skincare products, that may strip your skin’s moisture. Regardless of whether your skin is dry or oily, all skin types can be dehydrated.
The signs to look out for
If you suffer with oily skin or a shiny T-zone, there’s a high probability that your skin is dehydrated. This is because skin tends to overproduce oil in its attempt to replace a lack of water. Other possible signs of dehydrated skin, include strong sensitivity, a dull appearance, flakiness and skin feeling tight.
After cleansing your face, spend a minute analysing how your skin looks and feels. Dehydrated skin will absorb product very quickly, while dry skin will absorb product slowly.
How to cure
The best thing about dehydrated skin, is that it’s a skin condition. You can eliminate the problem, as it’s not related to genetics. Firstly, ensure that you are drinking plenty of water. In summer, try to cut down on sun exposure, and in winter, try to limit central heating.
As we understand that all different skin types might suffer with dehydration, we have created suitable products for everyone. If you have oily skin, our Renewal Lotion
contains Sodium Hylonurate, to hydrate skin and keep it moist and supple.
If your skin is normal or combination, we recommend our 24 – 7 Moisturising SPF 50. Not only does it protect against UVA and UVB, the Alteromonas inside (found in deep seawater), helps bind water in the skin to keep your complexion balanced.