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How to care for dehydrated skin?
Unlike dry skin, which is permanently dry, dehydrated skin is only occasionally dry. What are the reasons for this? Which products should I use? Here are some tips on how to make life easier!
To properly care for dehydrated skin, you first need to understand the causes of dehydration. There are many reasons for this: weather conditions, unsuitable products, advancing age... These causes all have the same effect: wind, cold, sun, heating, air conditioning, astringent cosmetics and skin ageing all contribute to altering the hydrolipidic film that is supposed to retain water in the epidermis.
Consequence: water evaporates too quickly and makes skin uncomfortable, both on the face and body.
This exacerbated sensitivity for all skin types is oily, normal, combination, and dry, as it feels tight and dehydrated, and lacks radiance and suppleness.
When my skin is dehydrated, it feels very tight, my lips are dry and my skin feels too tight for my face.
To repair the hydrolipidic film of the epidermis and reduce transepidermal water loss as much as possible, opt for products containing lipids – to lock in evaporation – and you guessed it: hydrating active ingredients!
When it comes to texture, you have the choice: a light emulsion if your skin is dehydrated, oily, normal or combination, a cream texture if your dry skin needs extra comfort and a gel texture for all skin types.
Apply these care products every day using gentle strokes: smooth a pea-sized amount of cream onto the fingertips, apply to the cheeks, forehead and neck, then smooth from the center towards the contours of the face and neck. Serum, mask and scrub will complete this daily routine.
Take care of dehydrated skin on the body
If skin is often dry, dehydrated and dehydrated, your skin needs to be durably nourished from within. In this case, you need a balm to restore the comfort and suppleness of your body.
A fluid lotion is sufficient if dehydration is not permanent or light. It provides proper hydration and delivers comfort to the skin, and has a non-greasy, non-sticky texture for express dressing.
The skin's moisture level depends on factors beyond our control (such as skin ageing) and on things we can do. As such, water loss is often greater in winter, when there is a tendency to increase the heating: dry air accelerates the evaporation of the epidermis. The greater the difference with the outside temperature, the more fragile the skin. At home, for example, you can use a humidifier to keep your skin well hydrated. The same applies in summer: air conditioning also dries out the atmosphere and weakens the balance of your skin. To limit these effects, remember to drink enough water in summer of course, but also in winter!
Your thirsty skin needs a gentle touch. Warm rather than hot water for washing, gentle cleansing products containing moisturizing and nourishing agents, and care products adapted to light or creamy textures, depending on your needs... and your desires!