The skin is our shield, a natural barrier that protects us from impurities from the environment, temperature differences and other harmful effects. Hydrated skin not only looks beautiful, it allows the rest of the care to be effective and maximizes the active ingredients of the other products in the routine. Recognizing the difference between dehydration as a skin condition and dry skin type can often lead to various interpretations, which is why it is important to spot the signs of dehydration in time.
React quickly but gently
Various factors influence changes in the amount of water in the skin. Environmental conditions such as UV rays, smog, cold and wind, as well as emotional conditions such as stress and fatigue are part of everyday life, which equally affects external and internal skin changes. We wrote about transepidermal moisture loss in the article here , and TEWL is accelerated as soon as the physiological barrier of the skin is damaged. Cracks, flaking and a feeling of tightness are unpleasant symptoms that can appear on all skin types and thus make it difficult to find the right care.
"Dry on the outside, oily on the inside" is a common expression used to vividly describe skin dehydration, which is then tried to be "degreased" with overly aggressive preparations . This actually contributes to the increasing dehydration, in which increased fattening can become even more pronounced. In these situations, it is best to use gentle cleansers based on non-drying surfactants and ingredients such as licorice extract and polyglutamic acid, which soothe and hydrate the skin already during cleansing. The use of a light oil enriched with squalane and hemp oil successfully dissolves impurities, while having a beneficial effect on the epidermis. Microemulsion in combination with Amino gel prevents drying and prepares the skin for further hydration. Increased sensitivity is not an unusual phenomenon in dehydrated skin, and in addition to gentle cleansing and avoiding potentially irritating cosmetic products, you should also think about the correct use of serums and creams.
Moisturizers against dehydration
Dehydrated skin does not actually lack fat, but moisture. Lack of moisture, in addition to the environmental and emotional factors mentioned above, is also caused by air conditioning, too frequent caffeine intake, and an unbalanced diet. All of this can potentially affect the sensitivity of the skin, which is manifested by flaking, grayish color and loss of shine. Also, after washing, there is no feeling of comfort, but permanent tightness. We remind you, if the skin creaks - it's not good!
Dehydrated skin care, regardless of skin type, should be rich in moisturizers such as Hyaluron Hydrator 4H . Its complex of four types of hyaluronan creates a kind of "net" that deeply penetrates the skin and hydrates it from the outside and inside. The synergistic action of hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid, ectoine and provitamin B5 enables the formation of a silky skin texture that is protected from external pollution. The effect of the serum is enhanced by applying it to a slightly moistened face after the Hydro tonic and with the obligatory cream after the moisturizer, which will lock in moisture. Likewise, Vitamin Serum C+ is applied to the moisturized face, which allows for an even complexion and effective hydration. Serums, as well as other cosmetic products, have the best effect if they are chosen correctly for a specific skin type. Thus, for example, more mature, dry skin will be better suited to Peptide Serum P and Peptide Cream P , in which the active action of the peptide complex stimulates skin renewal from the inside. With dry skin type, it is useful to think about additional care with oils in order to restore the lipid component in the uppermost part of the epidermis.
Dry skin loves oils
Dry skin, unlike other skin types, lacks oil. Consequently, this causes a lack of production of the skin's natural oil, sebum. Lipid replacement helps build a hydrolipidic film, a thin protective layer that protects the skin from external influences. The use of extremely nourishing creams with a high content of emollients will deeply hydrate dry skin. It is desirable to raise the care to a higher level, and natural formulations based on traditional recipes and ingredients such as immortelle essential oil will help in this. This inexhaustible, immortal source of inspiration in cosmetics will smooth the skin and leave it silky to the touch, especially in combination with jojoba and olive oils that dry skin will love.
In the care of mature skin, as well as skin prone to dehydration, green coffee oil will help, which wakes up the skin, and in the long run it also helps to slow down the formation of deep wrinkles and lines. A light anti-wrinkle cream with green coffee will work by stimulating the renewal of collagen, expanding the aquaporin channels responsible for maintaining moisture levels and waking up tired skin. With daily care, as well as adaptation of lifestyle habits with the intake of adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals and water, the results will not fail.