Dehydrated skin is a skin condition. This means it is a developed skin concern. Where DRY skin is considered as oil deficient, dehydrated skin is water deficient.
This condition occurs as a result of insufficient levels of water being maintained in the skin.
Dehydrated skin often feels flaky, taut and itchy. It may be caused by a number of factors such as the use of stripping cleansers and harsh soaps, over exfoliation of the skin, poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption, climate change and over exposure to the sun.
Dehydrated skin appears crepe-like in appearance with fine lines being more visible. In some cases, the dehydrated skin compensates for the water loss by over producing oils, which is why dehydrated skin may sometimes appear oily.
There are ways to overcome dehydrated skin. Increase levels of water taken up by the skin. In some instances, a lifestyle change may be necessary, as may be an adjustment in skin care routine.
Consuming sufficient levels of water is important for overall health and well being, however, consuming more water into your diet may not solely overcome dehydrated skin.
The reason for this is that the skin is the last organ to receive water when ingested, meaning that only a small percentage of water consumed may actually reach the skin. Reach for topically applied skin care products that are hydrophilic in nature, meaning they bind and retain water in the skin.
Morning and Evening Skin Cleansing Routine
Double cleanse the skin with DermaFix Gentle Cleansing Gel or DermaFix Hydra-Silk Cleanser.
Exfoliate 2-3 times per week with DermaFix DermaPolish, a gentle enzyme exfoliant assisting in the removal of redundant skin cells.
Tone the skin with DermaFix Revitalising Toner to prepare the skin for the advance absorption of the active ingredients and anti-inflammatory benefits of your moisturiser of choice.
Morning and Evening Skin Care Routine
1. Apply DermaFix ACC Hyaluronic Gel, a humectant helping bind water into the skin, and prevent further water loss.
2. Follow with an application of DermaFix Bio-Hydrating Cream, a lightweight emollient moisturiser that assists to balance the skins barrier, while preventing trans-epidermal water loss.
3. Protect your skin from the suns harmful UVA/UVB rays with DermaFix DermaShield SPF 50 high protection sunscreen.
DermaFix Argan Oil may be applied over the abovementioned products for additional moisturising benefits.
DermaFix Vitamin Therapy Masque can be incorporated into your skin care routine 2-3 times per week for superior hydrating properties.
DermaFix MT Microneedling homecare treatments can be incorporated for advanced results.