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How to Prevent Dehydrated Skin

Quench your skin and keep dehydration at at bay with our top tips. We all know we should drink water to keep ourselves and our skin hydrated, but there are lots of other little ways to help prevent dehydrated skin.

5 ways to help prevent dehydrated skin

  1. Eat Watermelon

    As well as drinking water, boost your hydration by eating water-rich foods.

    Did you know that Watermelon is 92% water? Plus it is an amazing source of the anti-oxidant Lycopene as well as the amino acids L-citrulline and L-arginine, helping repair and protect the skin. Cucumber, Grapefruit, Broccoli and Spinach are also great water-rich foods to add to your daily intake. You’ll see your skin glowing in no time!

  2. Use Specialist Skincare

    Moisturiser isn’t always just moisturiser. The science of the beauty industry has moved on leaps and bounds and there are now ingredients and technologies which hydrate more than ever before.

    One of the newest launches we have fallen head over heels for is the Murad Hydro-Dynamic Range. The Quenching Essence is a targeted treatment which uses Mexican Blue Agave Leaf Extract and Glycolic Acid. The Agave contains Oligosaccharides which restore hydration and help reinforce the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor. Combined with the Hyaluronic Acid and Coconut Extract in the Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, it rejuvenates and hydrates.

  3. Keep it Cool

    We are big fans of a hot bubble bath but having the water too warm for your showers and baths can actually strip moisture from the skin.

    If you find your skin easily feeling dry and tight after washing, try turning the temperature down a couple of notches. We would also recommend always washing your face with lukewarm water so that it stays soft and hydrated. Avoiding scalding hot water can also help prevent irritation and calm skin prone to redness, so it will help your skin all round!

  4. Get Steamy

    Humidity levels in the air can have a real impact on the hydration levels of your skin. Dry air can take oils out of the skin and leave it feeling lacklustre and dehydrated. Winter weather and air-conditioning are the main culprits.

    If you live in a dry climate, then a humidifier might be a great addition for your skin. Using a facial steamer now and then can also help hydrate and plump up the skin and help skincare treatments absorb into the skin.

  5. Add Essential Oils

    Dehydrated skin isn’t just about water. Skin needs lipids and oils to keep it looking plump and youthful.

    Try adding a supplement to your daily routine to boost the levels of healthy fats in your diet. Omegas 3, 6 and 9 are the building blocks your skin needs to feel hydrated and healthy.



Laura

Laura

Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid