5 Signs of Dehydrated Skin - and How to Fix It!

Do you feel like no matter what you do, your skin still feels dehydrated? Dehydrated skin may be caused by things like pollution, unhealthy diet and harsh detergents - and that is something you can fix! Find out 5 signs of dehydrated skin and what to do about it!

1. Dull Skin
Does your skin look dull and greyish when you wake up? When your skin is dehydrated, the function that makes your skin shed the outer layer of dead skin cells is impaired. This means a layer of dead skin cells is left on your skin which can give you a greyish complexion.

2. Looks oily but feels dry
Dehydrated skin has inadequate moisture retention. When your skin senses that it is losing moisture, it produces more oil to balance things out, trying to create a barrier that prevents water loss. This means that you may have patches of dry skin with a layer of oil over it.

3. Sensitive
When your skin is dehydrated, the skin’s barrier doesn’t work like it’s supposed to and it has a harder time fighting off bacteria and pollution, among other things. This can make your skin more sensitive to, well, everything - even products that your skin used to love!

4. Fine lines and wrinkles
If you look in the mirror one day and suddenly notice new wrinkles, it might not be signs of ageing - it might actually be that your skin is dehydrated! Like a fruit, when our skin loses its water, it creases and becomes less bouncy and loses its youthful look.

5. Itchy or flaky
Air conditioning or really hot or cold weather saps moisture from your skin and can make it feel itchy or flaky.

How to Fix It

The most important remedy for thirsty skin is moisture. Go all in with hydrating products that will make both you and your skin feel better.

1. Gentle Cleanser
Use a gentle, hydrating cleanser without alcohol. Take care not to wash your skin too much because exposing your skin to hot water or harsh detergents several times a day can make your skin even more dehydrated.

2. Hydrating Masks
Boost your skins hydration and restore the glow with a hydrating mask! Hydrating masks can help restore the skins barrier with oils, humectants and butters that bring moisture to the skin and provide a protective film that prevents moisture from seeping out. Check out: NovAge Face Masks

3. Hyaluronic Acid
Use a moisturising product containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid works miracles on your skin by attracting and retaining moisture, which helps make it feel soft and plump again.

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