How to care for dehydrated skin?

Tightness, sensitivity, loss of suppleness... A lack of moisture in the skin can quickly become a source of discomfort. But moisturising your skin on a daily basis does not only keep it comfortable. Moisturising is also the key to radiant skin and to preventing the appearance of wrinkles! Find out how to recognise dehydrated skin and how to protect it naturally, all year round.

What is dehydrated skin?

The dehydrated skin is a skin condition and not a skin type. It is therefore a temporary phenomenon that can be acted upon and that affects all skin types. Yes, you can have combination skin and be dehydrated, or oily skin and suffer from dehydration... in summer and winter! As soon as the skin is subjected to temperature variations (heating and air conditioning are the worst), to an unsuitable beauty routine or simply to an unbalanced lifestyle, dehydration appears. The reason? The skin is the last organ to draw on your body's water reserves. As you can see, dehydrated skin is skin that lacks water.

The dehydrated skin ? To be sure, here are the associated phenomena:

  • Skin that is tight in a localised manner (cheeks, cheekbones) and punctually. Generally, a feeling of discomfort is felt after cleansing the skin and when getting out of the shower. Redness may appear on the cheeks. 
  • The skin is a little rough to the touch, with a lack of suppleness and softness. 
  • Fine lines around the eyes or mouth are often mistaken for age-related wrinkles. Although skin dehydration is responsible for the first wrinkles (oxidative stress), these fine lines disappear after applying a moisturising cream. If they persist, they are indeed wrinkles related to skin ageing.

What to do when you have dehydrated skin?

To moisturize your dehydrated skinThe first essential step is not a revolutionary one: drink 1.5 to 2 litres of water a day. Water is your best ally! Moreover, you can eat fresh fruit and vegetables rich in water (such as cucumbers, melon, watermelon, etc.), a good way to consume water without even realising it!

Dehydrated skin needs to be pampered on a daily basis with a gentle and appropriate beauty routine. We'll tell you more in the following article :) Also think about food supplements: the skin needs a balanced diet rich in nutrients and trace elements to maintain good hydration.Finally, visit our treatment rooms for a 30-minute or one-hour customised treatment where we can use masks or serums bursting with moisturising ingredients.

What types of skin care should I use when I have dehydrated skin?

Choose products rich in hyaluronic acid, for example: a star moisturiser, it also helps to prevent or treat the signs of skin ageing. Forget about astringent care products such as alcohol-based lotions or silicone-based make-up products that dehydrate by suffocating the skin, mineral oils... and finally, keep a light hand on exfoliation. 

If you have dehydrated skin, this is what your beauty routine should consist of: 

1- Every evening, practice double cleansing to remove make-up while preserving the hydrolipidic film. We prefer cleansing oils based on vegetable oils and cleansers without sulphates. 

2- Exfoliate, but sparingly (once or twice a week maximum). You can trick yourself by using the Renaissance Mask Oskia for example, an exfoliating... and moisturising mask! Perfect to compensate.

3- We advise you to choose a care oil which will help maintain the skin's moisture level. It can be used in the evening only (alone or with a moisturiser), but also in the morning if you feel the need.

4- Moisturizing Mask is the best way to deeply moisturize your skin Susanne Kaufmannideal for revitalising dehydrated skin. It prevents the appearance of fine dehydration lines and restores the skin's suppleness and bounce. Apply once or twice a week if skin is uncomfortable!