Dehydrated skin is a common problem, especially for people living in dry climates who wash their faces frequently. Dehydrated skin can also be a result of external factors such as the weather or your environment, as well as more internal influences such as hormones and stress levels.
An explanation of what is dehydrated skin.
Dehydrated skin (also known as dry skin) is a common complaint for many people, but what does it mean? The proper definition of dehydration is the loss of water in the body. Water is an essential component that helps keep our cells alive and functioning properly, so when there's not enough of it around, things can go south quickly. This usually happens when we're not drinking enough water to replenish what's being lost through sweat or other bodily functions—but other factors may also be at play here too:
What causes dehydrated skin.
There are many causes of dehydrated skin, including:
- Dry weather and dry climate
- Air conditioning that is set too low or high
- Low humidity in homes and work environments
- Inadequate water intake (not drinking enough water)
How can you tell if your skin is dehydrated?
- Redness and irritation
- Flakiness and peeling
- Tightness or pulling sensation
- Fine lines, wrinkles, creases, crow's feet around the eyes, "smile lines," laugh lines, frown lines or forehead creases (frown lines)
- Dark spots (hyperpigmentation) on face and body due to sun exposure or acne that have been left untreated for long periods of time
How to treat dehydrated skin.
The best way to treat dehydration is by using a moisturizer. A good moisturizer will help your skin retain its natural oils, thereby preventing it from drying out further. If you live in a dry environment, a humidifier may also be helpful in this regard.
You should drink plenty of water and stay hydrated throughout the day as well. Proper hydration helps reduce inflammation and redness on the surface of your skin, making it appear healthier overall.
If you're feeling particularly dehydrated or need an extra boost for your skin's health, try using a humidifying mask once or twice per week (depending on how much time you have). You can also use face steamers or face masks once or twice per week as well—both are great at increasing moisture levels in the surface layers of your epidermis! If all else fails, exfoliation is one of the best ways to get rid of dead cells that have accumulated over time due to dehydration; however, keep in mind that exfoliation alone won't fix any underlying issues associated with dehydration (such as poor hydration habits).
Dehydrated skin can be a result of both external factors, such as the weather and your environment, as well as internal factors, such as hormones and stress levels.
Let’s take a deeper dive into the details of these factors:
- Dehydration from sun exposure is one of the most common causes of dehydrated skin. Sun exposure dries out the outer layer of your epidermis (your skin's protective barrier), leaving it vulnerable to damage from elements like wind or cold weather.
- Dry air can also contribute to dryness in your complexion because it draws moisture away from the layers beneath your skin's surface. Hot showers leave you feeling clean but may also make things worse if they don't have moisturizing properties built in to them. Soaps (such as Loofah or Whipped Soaps) with even just a bit of glycerin will help lock in moisture and keep everything hydrated as they wash off!
- Hormonal Changes: Your body produces more sebum during pregnancy or menopause than usual; this excess sebum can cause clogged pores that lead to acne breakouts on already-dry areas like cheeks or jawline."
It’s important to keep your skin hydrated so that it stays healthy and looks its best. Your skin is going to last you a lifetime, and what you do today will show in the future. Allow yourself to do nothing but GLOW!