If your skin is feeling tight and rough, appears dull and lacklustre, or is showing premature signs of ageing such as fine lines or wrinkles, your skin could be dehydrated.
Below, we share our 5 top tips for dehydrated skin
Increased exposure to UVA rays can affect the water content in your skin and lead to it becoming dehydrated. The way to combat this? Use products containing ingredients that add hydration and restore lost moisture. Hyaluronic acid is perfect for this as it not only supplies the skin with moisture but actively works together with the hyaluronic acid already present in your skin to help boost hydration from deep within, resulting in a more youthful-looking, plumped complexion.
For dehydrated skin, it is important to keep hydration levels high throughout the day – in the morning to set skin up for the day ahead, before bed to allow the skin to soak up the skin-loving ingredients as you sleep, and throughout the day as it is exposed to elements and environmental factors that can stress and dehydrate the skin. The solution? A hydrating facial mist that can be used as part of your AM/PM skincare routine, as well as on-the-go.
Did you know the scalp is an extension of your skin? That means if your face is dehydrated, your scalp might need similar hydration and nourishment. A scalp that is dehydrated can be irritated, flaky, and itchy. It can be harder to restore hydration to the scalp given all the hair in the way, but a conditioning, hydrating hair mask can do the trick.
Being on your feet all day, it’s no wonder that dry feet are a common problem for many. By supporting your body’s weight through exercise, walking, and standing day-in-day-out, feet can grow hard and dry from the pressure. A top tip to keep dehydrated skin on the feet at bay is by maintaining good foot care and ensuring feet are kept moisturised and hydrated.
Did you know the hands are one of the first areas of the skin to show signs of ageing – from age spots, to wrinkles, to roughness and dehydration. This can be magnified by overexposure of hands to UV rays, repeated water contact, and over-sanitising, which can damage the skin barrier and lead to dehydrated hands. Keeping hands moisturised can prevent them from drying out and ageing prematurely.