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Dehydrated skin: the signs that do not deceive

Dry or dehydrated? The distinction is important, because while dry skin needs to be nourished, dehydrated skin also and above all needs water! Here are some tips to make them stand out and give your dehydrated skin what it needs.

Dehydrated skin: thirsty skin that is no longer able to retain water effectively

The fundamental difference between dry and dehydrated skin is that dry skin is permanently dry, while dehydrated skin is only dry at times. This temporary state can affect all skin types: oily, combination, normal, or dry. The times when it is most prevalent are periods of hormonal upheaval and seasonal changes. In the summer and winter are particularly depleted to dehydration in the skin: cold, wind and sun help alter the hydrolipidic film of the epidermis, which is unable to retain water. Unsuitable products, overly frequent shaving or even overly hot showers are other factors that accentuate the skin’s dehydration, which can be seen as much as it is seen.

Is my skin dry or dehydrated?


To limit the dehydration of my skin and in addition to my creams, I apply a serum at least once a day, but most often it is morning and evening.

Dehydrated skin: rough and streaked skin

Dehydrated skin is thirsty skin. How can I detect these signs of dehydration? If small ridges are visible in the corner of the eyes or on the cheeks, and flakes (petites of dead skin) appear after you’re wearing make-up, your skin is probably dehydrated.

More rarely seen, especially in winter, squames can also appear on the corners of the eyebrows and sides of the nose. This is another sign that it is urgent to moisturize your skin.

During the day, remember to transform yourself with a spray of thermal water and spray a fine mist onto your face as soon as you see these signs on your skin, waiting to hydrate it more thoroughly in the evening.

How to moisturize your face


Dehydrated skin: dull skin that lacks suppleness

Dehydrated skin also tends to feel tight and lacks luminosity.

Restores radiance to dehydrated skin

Dehydrated skin is always dull. This lack of luminosity and brightness corrects itself with a little bit of make-up, but a few rules are to know. Hydrate with a serum followed by a moisturizer and brighten up with a touch of pas too dark liquid foundation. Reduce dehydration lines by patting with a sponge. 

Restores comfort to dehydrated skin

If your skin feels tight, there is a little redness and lacks softness when you get out of the shower, after an outdoor stroll in cold, dry weather or in a hot room... it’s probably very prone to dehydration. Try a moisturizer specifically formulated for dehydrated skin.


Dry skin and dehydrated skin don’t have the same needs. How should you not go wrong?

Read the labels of your facial care products carefully: dehydrated skin needs small amounts of fatty substances to restore the hydrolipidic film and the barrier function of the epidermis, and large amounts of moisturizing active ingredients to keep the skin hydrated.

Why you should opt for “moisturizer” or “rehydrating” products, as an emulsion (for oily, combination, and normal skin), as a cream (for dry skin), or a gel (for all skin types). And to boost hydration, there's nothing like a serum boost for every season!

How can I restore balance to the skin?

Best practices for hydrating your skin

During periods when your skin is dehydrated, opt for warm water when washing your face and body, so as not to increase the skin’s moisture levels. 
And incorporate moisturizing masks into your routine: applied in the evening and preserved overnight, your skin will wake up to a supple and radiant complexion.

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