Skin Care

Dehydrated Skin: Causes, Symptoms, and Ways to Prevent it

Do you know what is coming between you and your dream of getting soft and supple skin? It’s the external elements, your lifestyle and dietary choices that are making your skin dehydrated and unleashing a series of skin and health issues. Dehydrated skin refers to a condition where your skin starts losing water. As a result, you experience dryness and itchiness, which affects your overall skin tone and complexion. Though dehydrated skin is a common yet serious issue, you can easily prevent it by bringing certain changes to your lifestyle and indulging in a thorough skincare routine. But before we discuss how to treat dehydrated skin, let’s first understand the causes, symptoms, and more about this skin condition.

What is dehydrated skin?

Dehydrated skin occurs when a person loses more water than they take it. When your body’s water level decreases, it becomes dehydrated and starts affecting the skin and other organs. Dehydrated skin is often interchangeably used as dry skin. However, there is a considerable difference (in terms of causes) between the two. Dry skin occurs when your skin can’t produce enough natural oils to maintain a healthy appearance. On the other hand, dehydrated skin happens when you reduce the intake of water and other fluids. Now that you know what is dehydrated skin, let’s learn about the causes and symptoms.

What are the causes of dehydrated skin?

Listed below are some of the potential causes of dehydrated skin:

  • External elements like temperature, humidity
  • Excessive intake of alcohol, coffee, and smoking
  • Frequent hot showers
  • Staying in an air-conditioned environment for long hours
  • Following an improper skincare routine or using the wrong skincare products

Now that you know about this skin concern and what are the causes of dehydrated skin, let’s look at how to identify it. Here are some dehydrated skin symptoms that will help you understand and diagnose your skin better.

What are the dehydrated skin symptoms?

The effects of dehydration on skin can be identified by the following symptoms:

  • Dullness
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increased sensitivity

How to fix dehydrated skin?

As stated earlier, dehydrated skin is a common phenomenon and can be easily treated by bringing alterations in lifestyle and food choices and following a skincare routine. Read the next section to learn effective ways to treat dehydrated skin.

• Drink lots of water:

Drinking water is the ultimate solution for dehydrated skin. A human body is made of 55-65% water and cells, tissue, and organ need water to function properly. Since the body utilizes water constantly to maintain usual functionality replenishing the water level is equally necessary by drinking water and fluids.

• Eat fruits and vegetables:

Those with dehydrated skin can derive maximum benefits by consuming fruits and vegetables that have high water content. Try including watermelon, cucumber, broccoli, orange, spinach, and carrot in your diet to get soft and supple skin.

• Avoid coffee and alcohol:

Caffeine and alcohol are two of the worst enemies of dehydrated skin. These substances severely affect your health by depleting the water levels in the body. Hence, to flaunt healthy hydrated skin quit alcohol and limit your coffee intake.

• Get a humidifier:

If you have dehydrated skin, avoid staying in an air-conditioned room instead install a humidifier. Humidifier adds moisture to the air and helps prevent dryness and other skin discomforts in the body. Along with consuming water-rich foods and drinking water, you can fix dehydrated skin quickly by installing a humidifier.

• Don’t use hot water:

Hot showers are indeed relaxing but using scalding hot water can strip away natural oils and moisture from your skin. Instead, take shorter lukewarm showers to protect your skin and keep it hydrated.

How to Choose the Right Products for Dehydrated Skin?

If you are suffering from dehydrated skin, then try including Hyaluronic acid in your skincare regime. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in your body and is the primary component that gives your skin its structure and ensures a plump and hydrated look. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times of its weight in water. To be precise, Hyaluronic acid acts as a humectant and can bind water molecules on the surface of the skin to keep it hydrated.
Therefore, you can easily increase the water level in your skin by drinking water and consuming water-rich foods and by using Hyaluronic acid-infused products for dehydrated skin.


Hyaluronic acid-infused cleansers help plump up skin with hydration. You can try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Gel Cleanser that gently cleanses pores and lets you flaunt hydrated and radiant skin.

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Face serum containing Hyaluronic acid helps make skin intensely hydrated and plump. You can trust the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5 % Hyaluronic Acid Serum. The lightweight, non-sticky serum comes with an alcohol-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free formula and suits all skin types.

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Face mask:

Face masks that are drenched with Hyaluronic acid help add hydration, moisture, and radiance to your skin. Additionally, these face masks help enhance skin texture and correct dry dehydrated, patchy skin. You can opt for the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Fresh Mix Serum Sheet Mask. This serum tissue mask gives you plump and hydrated skin in just 15 minutes.

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Day cream:

Moisture retention is essential to maintain skin elasticity and when you use a day cream infused with Hyaluronic acid, you can easily smooth, plump, hydrated, and radiant skin. Trust the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Day Cream that reduces the appearance of fine lines, ensures plump skin, and lets you enjoy a youthful radiance.

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Want to get rid of dehydrated skin? Bring changes in your lifestyle choices and include Hyaluronic acid-infused products in your skincare routine to get faster results. Need expert advice to build your skincare routine? Head towards the L’Oréal Paris Skin Genius tool and diagnose your skin like a pro. Once done, create your personalized skincare routine approved with the International Board of Dermatologists of L'Oréal Paris.