Many people think that dehydrated skin is the same as dry skin. But did you know that dehydrated skin is a skin concern and dry skin is a skin type? The biggest difference between the two is what causes the problem. Dry skin is caused by a lack of natural substances that keep skin healthy, while dehydrated skin suffers from dehydration. Read on to find out more about what causes dehydrated skin and how you can look after it.
Dehydrated skin lacks moisture in the skin’s surface and often feels dry and rough, but can be any skin type underneath, even oily. There are several possible causes of dehydrated skin. The most common is damage to the skin’s barrier, the naturally protective top layers of skin, which can inhibit the skin’s ability to hold onto moisture and result in dehydrated skin. This is normally caused by products that contain fragrance, skin-sensitising ingredients or harsh scrubs. Changes in weather or hormones can also cause dehydration. You can address it by using hydrating and skin-repairing products that help the skin to retain moisture.
Caring for Dehydrated Skin
Drinking an extra glass of water is not enough to hydrate skin – it requires a skincare routine packed full of hydrating and skin-repairing ingredients. Below is a step-by-step guide to re-hydrate skin, which includes products for oily and dry skin types.
Step 1: Cleansing
Good skin care starts with clean skin. It ensures that the products you use afterwards can do their job properly. Your skin will benefit from the hydrating and repairing ingredients that can penetrate the skin more easily.
- For normal to dry skin: Resist Optimal Results Cleanser
- For combination to oily skin: Resist Foaming Cleanser
- For all skin types: Earth Sourced Cleanser
Step 2: Toning
A toner immediately replenishes skin after cleansing, providing skin with an instant dose of ingredients that restore, calm and hydrate skin.
- For normal to dry skin: Resist Advanced Toner
- For combination to oily skin: Resist Weightless Toner
- For all skin types: Earth Sourced Toner
Step 3: Hydrate
The last step in your skincare routine should be a moisturiser to re-hydrate skin and keep its moisture level on track. During the day it’s important to protect your skin with a moisturiser that contains SPF 30 or higher. This protects skin from sun damage, so that skin can repair itself more easily and stay healthy.
- Day cream
- For normal to dry skin: Skin Recovery SPF 30
- For combination to oily skin: Resist Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
- Night cream
- For normal to dry skin: Skin Recovery Mask
- For combination to oily skin: Resist Clear Skin Hydrator
- For all skin types: Earth Sourced
Take your skincare routine to the next level by adding a serum or a booster. Hyaluronic Acid Booster is a great solution for a dehydrated skin – just a small amount of hyaluronic acid is capable of helping skin retain a significant amount of moisture. You can apply this booster before your day or night cream, or mix a few drops with your night cream. Resist Omega+ Complex Serum strengthens the skin’s natural protective barrier, which helps skin to hold onto moisture. It can be applied before your day of night cream, or if you have oily skin, instead of your night cream.
By following these tips you can help your dehydrated skin look healthy and radiant again.
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