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The best products for dehydrated skin focus on replenishing the skin cell’s water content and preventing excess moisture evaporation.

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Dehydrated Skin Treatments

Lets combat Dehydrated Skin together!

Dehydrated skin and dry skin are often confused but they’re not the same thing. Dry skin is a skin type while dehydration is a skin condition that can affect all skin types - even oily skin.

Signs your skin is dehydrated

How do you know if your skin is thirsty for moisture? A few common signs include:

Flaky, rough skin
Congestion and uneven skin tone
Dullness
Fine lines and wrinkles are more obvious

Best ingredients for dehydrated skin

The most effective dehydrated skin products include ingredients with occlusive and humectant properties.

Humectants have the ability to attract moisture. They can pull moisture from the air and the deep levels of your skin to the surface layer - keeping your skin barrier hydrated.

Occlusives are moisturising agents that form a protective coating on the surface of your skin. This helps minimise moisture evaporating off the skin which is known as transepidermal water loss.

Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a superior humectant for dehydrated skincare - it can actually hold 1000x times its weight in water. This makes it incredibly effective at boosting the skin’s moisture levels.

Because hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your body, it’s much easier for your skin to recognise and absorb rapidly. Gentle enough not to irritate, hyaluronic acid is ideal for all skin types including sensitive skin.

Glycerine
Acting a bit like a sponge, glycerine is also a humectant ingredient that can draw moisture into the skin to help keep it hydrated.

Olive oil and jojoba oil
Both oils have occlusive properties, helping seal moisture into the skin plus a range of antioxidant benefits.

Squalene
Non-irritating squalene is an antioxidant with beneficial moisturising properties that can benefit all skin types.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
Effective at restoring the skin barrier to guard against moisture loss and dehydration.

Need help choosing the right dehydrated skincare? Book your free consultation with an esmi Skin Minerals Consultant. 

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Dehydrated skin and dry skin are often confused but they’re not the same thing. Dry skin is a skin type while dehydration is a skin condition that can affect all skin types - even oily skin.

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Frequently asked questions

What products are good for dehydrated skin?

A dehydrated skin is lacking water, to help hydrate our skin we need to boost skin’s water content. Start by drinking plenty of water, and look at introducing products that contain hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid into your skin routine - this is like a big drink of water for your skin, and will help to boost skin’s internal water content for firm, plump hydrated skin.

What is the best cream for dehydrated skin?

Our Hydrate and Nourish Acai Duo is a moisturising face oil that ensures your skin retains hydration and moisture throughout the day.

How do I rehydrate my dehydrated skin?

Dehydrated skin is treatable with lifestyle changes. Replenishing your internal hydration is the first major step, so it’s important to drink plenty of water and eat water-rich veggies and fruits to help increase your intake (think celery, watermelon, and the like). You should also incorporate products that contain Hyaluronic Acid into your skincare routine as this is like a big drink of water for your skin, and will help to boost skin’s internal water content for firm, plump and hydrated skin.

What does dehydrated skin need?

The best way to treat dehydrated skin is by using products that contain hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid or Sodium Hyaluronate to ensure skin is retaining enough water to stay hydrated from day to night as well as support collagen production for younger-looking skin.