Dehydrated skin is a condition, not a type. When there isn’t enough water in the skin, it results in dehydration. Any skin type, even oily skin, can experience dehydrated skin. While the skin displays oil on the outer layer, below the surface, there isn’t enough hydration. Basically, dehydrated skin lacks water. This is different from dry skin (a skin type), which is defined by the lack of oil in the skin. Many are surprised to find out that dry skin and dehydrated skin do not have the same meaning. So, what do you need to know when choosing the best moisturizer for dehydrated skin?
Is Your Skin Dehydrated?
How do you know if your skin is dehydrated? Dehydrated skin often looks dull and shows signs of aging, such as wrinkles and lack of elasticity. Dehydrated skin is often itchy and has increased sensitivity. Dehydrated skin is caused by a poor diet, excess caffeine consumption, and seasonal changes. Dehydrated skin needs a moisturizing boost to combat irritating effects.
When hydrating skin, you are infusing your cells with water and improving your skin’s ability to absorb moisture and nutrients. There are hydrating substances which can improve the moisture balance in the skin by combining moisture or by restricting moisture from leaving the skin. Natural humectants allow the skin to improve its ability to hydrate itself over time. Be on the lookout for hyaluronic acid, which is a humectant that provides an excellent source of hydration, or glycerin, another humectant. Hyaluronic acid holds several times its weight in water. For skin to be healthy and hydrated, humectants must be used long-term and used daily.
Repair Your Skin’s Barrier
If you have dehydrated skin, is it essential that the skin’s barrier remains durable and healthy? A strong barrier stops moisture from evaporating. When treating dehydrated skin, the focus is to retain moisture. Moisturizers create a wall on the skin’s surface to keep water from evaporating. Look for active ingredients in your skincare products that contain Vitamin C and Niacinamide. Both help in the recovery of the skin’s barrier.
Look for Active Ingredients that Retain Moisture
Active ingredients like Hyaluronic acid and collagen are in many skin care products. They are
included for their water retention properties. Both Hyaluronic acid and collagen do not have effects on wrinkles. Dehydrated skin needs moisturizers that contain ingredients that can seal in moisture and retain moisture like a sponge. Hyaluronic acid and collagen do just that.
These key ingredients are used throughout the Genovo Skincare line. For more information about these products or to place an order please click here.
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