In need of a bit of a moisture boost? Stress, fatigue and environmental changes can leave your complexion sore, dry and breakout-prone, so putting moisture and hydration back in is essential for its health. We have compiled a list of the five best ways to hydrate skin and leave it feeling comfortable and glowing again.
What is Dehydrated Skin?
Dehydrated skin tends to be as a result of environmental and lifestyle changes. This means that you need to adjust both your daily habits and beauty routine to include skincare for dry skin 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 how to keep your skin hydrate with our top five ways to put the moisture and radiance back into your complexion using a mix of lifestyle and beauty changes.
Get your beauty sleep
Eight 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. Getting more sleep is a simple, yet effective way to rehydrate and renew your complexion.
If you struggle to get to sleep and find your mind is racing, spritz a little of the this works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray on your pillow at night. Designed to give you a relaxing and rejuvenating deep sleep, this spray contains Lavender, Vetiver and Wild Camomile oils to soothe your senses and help you drift off naturally.
To help your skin to heal as much as possible while you sleep, apply an overnight beauty treatment to add extra nourishment. We love the ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy. Formulated with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and glow-boosting Vitamin C, this overnight mask soothes and revitalises skin, leaving it plump and soft the next morning.
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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.
Give your skin some extra nourishment with the VICHY Minéral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Hydration Booster. Fortified with 11 ingredients, including Hyaluronic Acid and 89% Vichy Thermal Mineralising Water, this gel-like formula works to tone and rejuvenate thirsty skin.
Maintain a balanced diet
Leaving key food groups out of your diet will disrupt the healthy balance of your skin. Feeding your skin with nutrients, vitamins and minerals is what enables skin to fulfill its protective and regenerative functions. Foods such as fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants and vitamins that strengthen and maintain skin, therefore it's extremely important to ensure that you are eating a balanced diet so that your complexion stays hydrated and glowing no matter what environmental changes come your way.
A great way to support your diet and provide your skin with essential nutrients is to incorporate supplements into your daily diet and routine. From skin-enriching capsules, daily vitamins and super foods, we offer a wide range of supplements to suit your needs.
Weather-proof your skin
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 with the seasons is essential to combatting dehydration.
Upgrade your weather protection with Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream. Providing 24 hour hydrating protection and enriched with water-retaining Glacial Glycoprotein, this formula works to protect from harsh weather conditions, whilst replenishing moisture throughout the day.
Get regular exercise
Everyone knows that exercise is brilliant for the mind and body, but did you know that it's also excellent for the skin? Exercising regularly helps to increase the blood flow around the body which in turn pumps your skin cells with oxygen, leaving your skin looking glowy and radiant.
It's important to allow your skin and muscles to heal and rejuvenate after working out. The mio Post-Gym Skin Routine Duo is the perfect addition to your post-exercise recovery routine. Formulated with naturally invigorating ingredients such as Menthol and Green Clay, this soothing cleanser and revitalising gel work to gently uplift impurities, whilst providing cooling muscle relief.
When to see your doctor
Although dry skin usually isn't a serious problem, it's important to address any issues that are giving you discomfort with your GP. If you have tried all of the recommended steps to nourish and hydrate your skin, but are still suffering with irritation, inflammation, dry patches or extreme redness, then ensure to have your skin assessed by a doctor or dermatologist to determine the right solution for you.
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