A common beauty misconception is that if your skin is dehydrated it must be dry, however all skin types – normal, oily and combination – can suffer from dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin is a huge factor in premature ageing, so it’s important to treat it fast once you notice the signs.
Do you have dehydrated skin?
Dehydrated skin goes beyond being dry – it is a skin condition. Dehydrated skin is often only temporary, and the signs generally are itchy skin, increased sensitivity, dullness and fine lines and wrinkles.
How can you get dehydrated skin?
- Using the wrong products
- Not drinking enough water
- Over-cleansing, or over-exfoliating
- Another huge cause of dehydrated skin is Winter! The harsh winds and lack of humidity can pull the moisture from your skin, leaving you looking dry, dull and flaky.
How do you treat dehydrated skin?
Check that your skincare routine doesn’t include any of these ingredients, as they can be a contributing factor in your dehydrated skin.
- Salicylic Acid
- Benzoyl Peroxide
We would also recommend choosing to use natural, more gentler products, and have a look at the ingredients before trying anything new.