Dry, cool air, and warm indoor heating- it feels like there’s no escape from the stressors that cause dehydrated skin.
The solution? Hydrating your skin from the inside - out! By hydrating your body from within and your skin from the outside, you can double your defences against the factors that leave us with dull, irritated, dehydrated skin.
What causes skin dehydration?
Dehydrated skin can be caused by a number of stressors, both internal and environmental. Not to be confused with dry skin, which is a skin type characterised by a lack of oil (known as sebum, the oil our skin produces naturally), dehydrated skin is lacking water.
This in mind, a lack of water consumption can lead to dehydration of the skin. Environmental stressors such as dry, cool wind, and artificial indoor heating and cooling can also rapidly dehydrate the skin. This is because the dry hair is so low in humidity, it tries to suck up any nearby moisture. This is why dehydration is often exacerbated during the winter- and while working indoors!
How to hydrate the skin from within
Given that a lack of water leads to dehydrated skin, it makes sense that upping your water intake can help! Make sure you’re drinking around 2 litres (8 cups) of water each day to maintain your hydration levels and heal your skin from the inside. If you find yourself sweating a lot, it’s important to up your water intake to counteract that fluid loss.
For skin that glows, work foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. Coldwater fish, like salmon and tuna, and nuts and seeds, like flaxseed and walnuts, will help to build up your skin’s natural protective barrier, allowing you to defend yourself and your skin from environmental stressors.
The best products for dehydrated skin
It’s essential to hydrate your skin with topical skincare products, rather than simply relying on your water intake. To relieve dehydrated skin, choose products specifically formulated to restore that moisture. Look for ingredients that don’t just hydrate the skin, but work to restore and build upon that natural moisture barrier to keep your skin protected from factors like dry air.
Sukin’s new Hydration Range has spent more than two years in development and is, at long last, available to you. Redefining what is possible for natural skincare, a patented Bio-Marine Blend sits at the core of the Sukin Hydration Range. The blend, containing Maize Complex, Hyaluronic Acid and Sea Algae, works to naturally attract and bind moisture to the skin, retain water within the skin cells, protect the skin’s barrier and soothe dehydrated skin.
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