Before we begin this blog, it feels necessary to address the misnomer that dehydrated skin doesn’t mean dry. To keep it short and simple, dry is a skin type and dehydrated is a skin condition. So even if you have an oily skin type, your skin can still be dehydrated.
Dehydration simply refers to the lack of optimalwaterin the body and the same concept applies to the skin as well. So, if you feel that your skin is lacking its usual glow and fine lines appear more visible as the temperature soars, your skin is likely dehydrated.
The best way to combat dehydrated skin is to curate a moisture-packed, intensely nourishing skincare regimen that restores the water levels to bring back the lost bounce and youthful plump. Here’s what you need to do:
A GENTLE CLEANSER
Switch to A gentle pH balanced cleanser that will clean your skin without stripping it of its natural oils and impairing the moisture barrier. Our luxurious Botanical Moisturizing Cleanser is formulated with nourishing botanical extracts like ginger root, witch hazel, rosemary, melon, green tea, and Hypnea Musciformis. The natural essential emollients gently remove the environmental impurities trapped in the pores without irritating or overdrying the skin.
A HYDRATING SERUM FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN
Although if you are used to using toner as the next step, you can skip it in your morning routine. Apply a hydrating serum for dehydrated skin instead to witness transformative results. Depending upon your skin concerns, you can choose a serum that combats dehydration while addressing other issues such as signs of aging, pigmentation, dullness, etc.
For instance, opt for the Optimum C serum to combat wrinkles, and maintain a healthy, younger-looking skin structure. If you struggle with puffiness, inflammation and redness,the Hydro-Soothing Serum is an ideal choice. For more serum options that suit your skin fit, click here.
INTRODUCE EMULSION IN SKINCARE
Emulsion is probably a lesser-known skincare variant that holds wondrous benefits that can make your skin feel like “new” again. Having a thinner consistency, an emulsion is a lighter form of a cream moisturizer that is more lightweight in terms of texture and formula. It does everything that a moisturizer does- locking in moisture while not making your skin look or feel parched or dry. Go for our award winning Regenerate Stem Booster for total skin rejuvenation or choose something like Optimum Emulsion based on skin type and warm climate factors. If oiliness isn’t an issue, choose a dewy moisturizer like the Blue Light & Pollution Defense Dew specially formulated for dehydrated skin.
OPT FOR AN EXFOLIATING GEL
Instead of exfoliating your skin with coarse granules, go for a gel-based exfoliant like the Renu exfoliating gel that gently removes the dead skin layer and dirt trapped in the pores with activated papaya enzymes to reveal an even-toned and glowing skin. This product is gentle enough for all skin types!
EXTRA TLC TIPS RECOMMENDED BY SESHA SKIN EXPERTS
Dehydration results from poor lifestyle and daily habits that rob the skin off its moisture and glow. Apart from investing in quality skincare products, our experts also recommend the following tips:
- Reduce alcohol and caffeine as it absorbs water from your system
- Include fresh fruits and vegetables
- Drink plenty of water
- Quit smoking
- Never forget to apply and reapply sunscreen
- Consume seasonal fruits and avoid sugary foods and substances
- Exercise daily
- Receive facials every 4-8 weeks by a professional skin specialist
Sesha Skin Therapy has designed a carefully-curated skincare line of dehydrated skin products. If you are struggling to find the right product for yourself, browse our website or connect with our specialist here for your personalized skin regimen.