How To Nourish Dry And Dehydrated Skin
Simply put, dehydrated skin is thirsty skin and lacks water. Dry skin, on the other hand, lacks lipids. Your skin's hydrolipidic film can no longer produce enough sebum to protect you from the elements, meaning it dries out at a rapid rate. It feels rough or flaky and lines crop up, hence the term 'leathery skin’. Here are some simple ways to infuse life into dry and dehydrated skin so you can welcome back a soft, comfy, supple complexion in a matter of weeks.
1. Moisturise Every Morning
Go for a serum or face cream that is packed with glycerin and/or hyaluronic acid - two powerful, hydrating active ingredients. Glycerin is naturally present in our bodies, so can be safely applied to all skin types. Plus it is immediately soaked up by the epidermis and will deeply rehydrate parched skin. Hyaluronic acid is also naturally present in our skin. It has the incredible ability to harness 1,000 times its weight in water, making it perfect for both dry and dehydrated skin! Hyaluronic acid and glycerin-rich treatments immediately soothe skin, restore elasticity, improve firmness and leave us with a lovely peachy glow.
2. A Gentle, Evening Cleanse
Avoid harsh products like the plague - these will only damage the top layer of your epidermis. Opt for a cleansing oil or lotion that will remove all traces of makeup and any grime that has built up during the day. Micellar water is ideal for sensitive skin. Don't rub your skin to death - gently cleanse using small, circular movements and finish off with a spritz of thermal water.
3. Pump Your Skin Full Of Lipids Before Bed
Using a rich and moisturising product before bed will provide a nurturing, protective shield so that your skin can regenerate whilst you are sleeping. Hydrating creams or moisturisers have turbo-charged formulae, bursting with essential fatty acids and lipids that help reconstruct the skin's hydrolipidic film. The hydrolipidic film is the protective layer of the skin that can deteriorate and get damaged with age. You can try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence that penetrates up to 10 skin layers and deeply repairs, plumps, and moisturizes skin for a smoother, youthful skin inside out. And that’s not all, the Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence exfoliates dead skin cells and accelerates skin renewal. The result? You will wake up to gorgeous, glowing baby-soft skin!
Dry and dehydrated skin not only look dull and lacklustre but can also feel tight and uncomfortable. By making just a few changes to your daily skincare routine like the ones mentioned above, you can pamper your skin and give it the hydration and nourishment it craves.