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What can I do to help dehydrated skin?

by Shehnaaz 9 months ago in skincare
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Our skin reacts to a lack of moisture by developing a dull complexion, losing suppleness, and peeling. It's time to take care of her proper care and hydration in the spring.

According to cosmetologists, 90 percent of women worldwide, regardless of age or skin type, are dehydrated. The term "dehydrated" refers to the disruption of the skin's acid-protective barrier. Under the influence of certain conditions, water enters the cells of the epidermis via the blood vessels and quickly evaporates. There is a loss of moisture, and as a result, the skin loses its flexibility, begins to peel, and wrinkles appear.

According to statistics, 90% of women in the world suffer from skin dehydration.

Defeating moisture loss, which causes premature skin ageing, is completely within our control at home. The most important thing is to cleanse it gently and actively moisturise it. And, of course, have a healthy lifestyle: eat properly and on a regular basis, drink more freshly squeezed juices, and take a vitamin course. Most of the time, the skin suffers from a significant moisture deficit during the off-season, when it needs to acclimate to a new temperature regime. However, this is not the sole cause.

What else can cause dehydration of the skin?

• Frequent excursions to the solarium

• Use of tobacco and alcohol

• Stress

• An extended stay in a dry, air-conditioned room

• Vitamin insufficiency during the season and imbalanced meals

• Inconsistent sleeping patterns

• Washing with hot water and abrasive soap

• Inadequate skin care: excessive use of scrubs and peels (more than three times per week), use of toners with a high alcohol content

What's the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?

Many people mistake dry and dehydrated skin for one and the same. There is, in fact, a big difference. First and foremost, dry skin lacks nutrients and grease. And dry skin is simply a lack of moisture, which has nothing to do with the quantity of fat. As a result, dry skin must be nourished and moisturised, but dehydrated skin just needs to be moisturised and occasionally nourished. Nutritional masks can be an effective "aid" in the fight against dehydration, and should be used at least once a week.

Dehydration can affect any type of skin. This presents itself visually in a variety of ways.

• Normal, dry, and combination skin (with dry patches) appears dull, harsh to the touch, and flaky on the tip of the nose, cheekbones, and corners of the mouth when dehydrated.

• When combined (with oily areas) when oily skin is dehydrated, it acquires an unpleasant grey tone, enlarged pores become more visible, and it flakes off on the forehead, chin, and nose wings. A lack of moisture causes even more subcutaneous fat secretion. As a result, when autumn and spring arrive, persons with oily skin complain of an overabundance of "glossy" sheen on their face.

Is your skin dehydrated?

A simple test to see if your skin is dehydrated is to wash off your makeup and not put anything extra on your face in the evening, two hours before bedtime. If there is a feeling of "tightness" the next morning, wrinkles and folds have become more evident, and the skin has begun to peel off in areas, it is time to purchase a moisturiser for dry skin.

5 methods for caring for dry skin

1. We have a drink! The simplest technique to enhance the state of any sort of dehydrated skin is to drink 2 litres of fluid every day.

But! The last cup of tea or glass of juice should be consumed at least an hour and a half before going to bed. If you don't, your face will be swollen in the morning.

2. We're doing some cleaning! Never, ever wash your face with soap, even if it's liquid soap. No matter how delicate it is, if there is alkali in its composition, it deprives the skin of essential moisture! It is preferable to use milk and tonic that do not include alcohol. Alternatively, a gentle moisturising face cleanser including hydrating and anti-irritant components For instance, aloe juice or chamomile extract).

Buy a gel that both hydrates and absorbs sebum if you have oily skin (the tube usually has this mark from the manufacturer).

3. Muscle up! The thermal water spray bottle should be kept in your bag at all times. Every 3 hours in the office, wash your face (and in the summer, every hour).

4. We hydrate! A moisturiser is a must-have on your bathroom shelf! Consider the formula when purchasing a cream or emulsion. The following products should be used on dehydrated skin:

5. We're eating! At least once a week, use a mask appropriate for your skin type. The nutritious mask infuses the skin with vitamins, aiding in its natural regeneration and dehydration.

6. The hydrating mask keeps the skin from drying out and extends its youth.

• sunscreen filter (in day cream) - protects the skin from UV rays.

• glycerin and hyaluronic acid - softening and flaking relief.

• Vitamins B, C, and E – they tone and nourish the skin from within.

• Calcium and magnesium - reduce inflammation and soothe the skin.

• Saturated fatty acids and waxes in vegetable oils help to keep moisture inside.

• Collagen and elastin - these proteins help to restore skin tone.

Advice: Apply the dry skin cream an hour and a half before night so that it may be thoroughly absorbed and begin to act. Using a napkin, wipe away any residual cream.

However, it is preferable to avoid washing clay masks and washes. Their exfoliating chemicals will irritate and flaky the skin even more. Substitute a delicate peel for them (for example, from Yves Rocher or Clarins) Use it as needed: once every two weeks for dry skin, once every week for oily skin, and once every two weeks for combination skin.


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