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Say Goodbye to Dehydrated Skin

Say Goodbye to Dehydrated Skin

Your nose looks shiny, you find yourself reaching for your matting powder more often than usual, and you’ve noticed a hint of redness and a few extra blemishes on your face. You instantly assume your skin must be oily and begin using harsh products that strip it of its natural oils. But could it be that your skin is actually dehydrated? In many cases, the answer is yes.

What’s the difference between dehydrated and dry skin?

Symptoms of dehydrated skin can vary from itchiness and flakiness to the overproduction of oil and all skin types can get dehydrated, even oily skin. But how can you tell if your skin is dehydrated or if you have dry skin? One key difference to always remember: dry skin is a skin type, dehydrated skin is a skin condition.

So while you can’t change your skin type, you can improve both dry skin and dehydrated skin through the use of topical skin care. If you’re looking for quick results, our Hydrating Overnight Mask replenishes moisture while you sleep so you can wake up to hydrated, radiant skin. Made with 99% natural ingredients and providing up to 24 hours of hydration, it will revive your skin, leaving it looking fresh and healthy.

What causes dehydrated skin?

But quick fixes will only get you so far. It’s important we get to the root of what’s causing your dehydrated skin so that you can take measures to ensure that glow is almost-permanent. Two of the biggest causes? Alcohol and caffeine. So instead of your several black coffees throughout the day, stick to a morning latte and allow your skin to retain its suppleness.

Other dehydrating factors include weather conditions, lack of sleep, not drinking enough water and an unhealthy diet (typically lacking in fresh produce) all of which deplete your skin’s water content, leaving it looking dull, tired and tight. So while switching out your harsh skincare products for natural topical skin care is important, it’s also important to note the lifestyle changes you could make to further improve your dehydrated skin. Getting eight hours of sleep a night, drinking the recommended two litres of water a day and reducing your alcohol consumption are all steps we’d encourage you to take to restore your skin’s brightness and boost hydration.

What products do we recommend?

Couple those improvements to your overall health with a new, natural skincare routine and you’ll wake up every day glowing. We recommend switching out harsh, synthetic products with healthy and natural alternatives that are transparent when it comes to ingredients.

Be wary of harsh makeup wipes and removers that strip skin of its natural oils and instead try our Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser. With Clary Sage, our cleanser instantly replenishes moisture as you wash away the dirt, oil and makeup. For the ultimate hydration, follow up with our Intense Hydration Night Cream, an overnight hydration formula that locks in moisture so you wake up with soft, healthy looking skin.

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