Turn on The Waterworks: How to Hydrate Your Skin Type?
Water is all that the skin needs and it can come from drinks, fruits, vegetables, and moisturisers. Lack of water leads to dehydrated skin that feels itchy and tight; in time, it can become rough and make you look duller with fine lines.
Showering (especially with hard water), cold or windy weather, pollution, and smoking can also wreak havoc on your skin. But hydrating products like creams, masks, and serums restore balance by retaining moisture. Creams rich in hydrating ingredients enhance your skin's natural water-retention process, preventing dehydration and dryness.
Normal skin: Smooth with a matte appearance and an even texture, thanks to perfect water/lipid levels in the epidermis. Normal skin feels comfortable and needs hydrating treatment that is neither too rich nor too light.
Combination skin: This is the most difficult to treat. The T-zone has an excess of sebum and dilated pores, which gives you an uneven skin texture, while the cheeks have normal skin. A light, fluid cream is best during the day and a hydrating, mattifying one will balance sebum levels overnight.
Oily skin: It is prone to imperfections as oily skin is unbalanced and, contrary to popular belief, can easily become dehydrated. Use a hydrating, mattifying cream or anti-imperfection treatment in the morning and a repair cream at night.
Dry, sensitive skin: Lacking in sebum and desperate for nourishment, it can feel tight and lacklustre. Opt for a hydrating, protective moisturiser in the morning to ease discomfort and a rich cream at night.
Mature skin: It is thin, prone to liver spots, less resistant to external factors, and lacks suppleness, firmness, and radiance. Go for a protective, hydrating anti-ageing cream in the morning. At night, gently apply a regenerating anti-ageing treatment to the face, neck and cleavage.
The L’Oréal Paris Hydrafresh Genius Water Bursting Mask works instantly to hydrate and nourish your skin overnight. With ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe water, you can effectively bid adieu to your skin woes and have smoother, softer skin. To use, apply a thin layer on a cleansed face and neck before sleeping; avoid eye contour and around lips.