Coming into autumn and the end of a busy month, your skin can suffer from dehydration and damage. Stress, fatigue and environmental changes can leave your complexion sore and breakout-prone, so putting moisture and hydration back in is essential for its health. We have compiled our 5 favourite tips of the best ways to hydrate skin and leave it feeling comfortable and glowing again.
What is Dehydrated Skin?
Unlike dry skin which is classified as a skin condition, dehydrated skin tends to be as a result of environmental and lifestyle changes, and is more of a skin concern. This means that you need to adjust both your daily habits and beauty routine in order to treat it.
Dehydrated skin produces a normal level of oil to keep your skin lubricated, but also feels tight and uncomfortable with signs of flakiness too. If left untreated, it can lead to spots as the oil becomes trapped in the pores, and dullness as your skin moves from dehydrated to dry.
What Are The Best Ways To Hydrate Skin?
Discover our top 5 ways to put the moisture and radiance back into your complexion with a mix of lifestyle and beauty changes.
Get Some Beauty Sleep
8 hours of sleep a night is the minimum recommended amount for adult females to fully benefit from its effects. While you sleep, your skin works tirelessly to repair itself, regenerate new cells and heal any signs of damage, including dehydration.
Sleep Treatment:If you struggle to get to sleep and find your mind is racing, spritz a little of the Mio Liquid Yoga Space Spray on your pillow, which contains a blend of Lavender and Chamomile to help you drift off.
Beauty Food: To help your skin to heal as much as possible while you sleep, apply an overnight beauty treatment to add extra nourishment. We love Pixi’s Nourishing Sleep Mask, which leaves our skin hydrated, plumped-up and glowing.
Drink 2 Litres Of Water
Water is one of the easiest ways to rehydrate your skin. It helps to reduce the amount of excess oil that your skin produces, thereby inhibiting the potential for that oil to clog your pores and cause breakouts. For dehydrated skin, it is absolutely essential to increase your water intake as it will pump your cells with moisture and reduce tightness and itching.
Beauty Food: Add the Fountain Hyaluronic Molecule into your water for an added boost of hydration, to keep your skin soft, supple and glowing.
Eat A Balanced Diet
This one might sound obvious, but leaving key food groups out of your diet will disrupt the healthy balance of your skin. Feeding your skin with nutrients, vitamins and minerals will ensure it stays hydrated and glowing no matter what environmental changes come your way.
Switch Up Your Skincare
When your skin becomes dehydrated, it can be as a result of your skincare not giving it what it needs. When the weather changes or you become stressed and tired, your skin needs different products to combat these changes, so switching up your skincare routine is essential to combatting dehydration.
Beauty Food: The new Jurlique Activating Water Essence helps to revitalise the skin and leave it feeling softer, suppler and a lot healthier. It helps to prepare your skin for the optimal absorption of your moisturiser, meaning that it sinks in much better and gives your skin the nourishment it needs.
Get Some Exercise
Exercise is brilliant for the mind and body, but it’s also excellent for the skin. It helps to increase the blood flow around the body, pumping your skin cells with oxygen, and leave you glowing and radiant.
Beauty Food: Never wear makeup when exercising as your pores will become clogged and cause further irritation to your skin. Instead, use a lightweight and non-comedogenic moisturiser that intensely hydrates as you work out. We love the Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser, which has the added benefit of an SPF 50.