5 Ways to Treat Dehydrated Skin
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We’re upping our game when it comes to skincare, and there’s no room for dehydrated skin. Quite possibly one of the biggest skin problems people face, there are numerous steps you can implement into your skincare routine that will have your face glowing in no time.
A no-go when it comes to your skin is cleansing or showering with extremely hot water. Extreme temperatures can actually be the cause of dehydrated skin. Causing damage to the keratin cells that are located on the epidermis - the outer layer of our skin, it disrupts their ability to lock in moisture. Opt to cleanse your skin with warm water and a hydrating cleanser. By washing away all the dirt and grime, it will allow your other products like serums and oils to be absorbed better.
It seems pretty obvious, but to make sure your skin is always hydrated, you need to invest in some good quality moisturisers. One of the ingredients to look out for is hyaluronic acid. It’s a powerhouse ingredient that works to plump skin, minimise fine lines and aid in reducing dehydration. Apply it to damp skin and alongside other moisturising products such as aloe-vera, which helps lock in moisture.
Facial oils play an integral role when it comes to sealing in moisture. Generally, you’ll want to apply the oil in the last step of your skincare routine. This means applying it over your moisturiser. To amp up the effectiveness, apply both your moisturiser and then facial oil on damp skin. This will help with absorption while the face oil seals and adds an extra layer of strength. It keeps the skin balanced and oil production under control.
Face masks are your best friend when it comes to a quick skin fix. They play a very vital role in supporting your skin when it comes to dryness, dehydration or oiliness. They’re also very beneficial when it comes to detoxification, soothing elements and boosting brightness and natural glow. The best face masks are the ones that contain beneficial ingredients, such as antioxidants. You’ve probably heard of Vitamin C, Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid and Salicylic Acid too. Short answer is, they don’t discriminate with skin type. Our advice? Just avoid alcohol, fragrance and essential oils.
Exfoliating using a gentle facial scrub is super important when it comes to preparing the skin to optimally absorb moisture. We suggest exfoliating once or twice a week. It will work to remove dead skin cells so that moisturising agents can work more efficiently. Look out for glycolic or lactic acids in your facial scrubs that help reduce the loss of moisture.