5 Signs Your Skin is Dehydrated and How to Fix It!
Find out whether your skin is dehydrated & check out how to get your healthy glow back.
Dehydrated skin is different from dry skin. Dehydration is when your skin lacks water, in contrast to dry skin which lacks natural oils or sebum. Dry skin is a type of skin, while dehydration is a skin condition. Overcoming these two concerns needs different approaches. This time we will discuss 5 signs of dehydrated skin and how to fix it!
Characteristics of Dehydrated Skin
1. Dull Skin
Be careful if when you wake up your skin looks dull or even gray. This means that a layer of dead skin cells is left on the skin, giving it a grayish tint.
2. Looks Oily but Feels Dry
Dehydrated skin has insufficient moisture retention. When your skin senses that it is losing moisture, it produces more oil to balance things out, as it tries to create a barrier that prevents water loss. It means you may have patches of dry skin with oil layer on it.
When your skin is dehydrated, the skin barrier doesn't work the way it should and it's harder to fight off bacteria and pollution. This can make your skin more sensitive to anything, including skincare that was originally 'suitable' for your skin.
4. Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are not always signs of aging, it could be dehydration too! When your skin lacks water, it will result in wrinkle, reduce elasticity, and lose its youthfulness.
5. Itchy or Scaly
Exposure to extreme temperatures either from weather or air conditioning can strip moisture from the outer layer of your skin. Then cause an itching and tight sensation, often accompanied by peeling of the skin.
So, how to fix it?
The good news is that dehydrated skin can be treated with lifestyle changes. Start by meeting your body's hydration needs by drinking eight glasses of water per day. But if you have busy activities, high mobility, or weight below or above normal, it's a good idea to consult a doctor to find out your daily drinking water needs. Because drinking too much water can also have a bad impact, namely causing mineral loss. Apart from drinking water, you can fulfill consuming fruits that are rich in water such as watermelon.
Next, make the following lifestyle changes:
- Avoid alcoholic drinks
- Limit caffeine consumption
- Quit smoking
- Exercise regularly
- Drink water while you exercise (the Nemours Foundation recommends taking a few sips at least every 20 minutes)
- Replenish fluids after you exercise
- Enough sleep.
Best Skincare for Dehydrated Skin
Choosing skincare that best hydrate the skin is quite tricky. The key is to restore moisture, but avoidmoisturizer that can clog your pores. The good news is that Hydra Botanic Seriesfrom ULTIMA II is here to answer your dehydrated skin problem by cleansing, hydrating, and protecting your skin to make them healthy, fresh, and glowing.
Now enhanced with Hydra Advanced City Defense Technology (HACDT), Anti-Glycation System, and more natural botanical active ingredients to purify and nourish your skin. The Hydra Botanic series is specially designed to provide the best hydration and protect your skin from the dangers of pollution both outdoors and indoors. Your skin is healthy, hydrated, clean, and fresh. Even better, this skincare range is suitable for all skin types (including sensitive skin). Bringing your skin one step #ClosertoNature
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