If you want to maintain healthy skin, one of the first things to do is to tackle any signs of dehydration. So does your skin look dull from time to time and is it lacking a dewy, glowy radiance? Read along to find out how to tackle this skin concern. We'll dive into the signs of dehydration, explore the causes, and reveal the magic behind our skincare products enriched with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, beta glucan, and more.
Dry skin vs. dehydrated skin
Dry skin and dehydrated skin are often confused as the same thing, but they are most definitely not. Like the name suggests, dehydrated skin lacks hydration (water), while dry skin lacks moisture (oil). And while dry skin is a skin type, dehydrated skin is a skin condition that can affect any skin type. Dry skin occurs when the skin doesn't produce enough natural oils (sebum) to maintain proper moisture levels. Factors contributing to dry skin are genetics, ageing, harsh weather conditions, use of harsh skincare products etc. So it could very well be that your skin is both oily and dehydrated at the same time. That’s why dry skin may benefit from moisturisers that provide oil, while dehydrated skin needs products that increase water content.
Characteristics of dry skin are:
- Itchy skin
- Patches of redness
- Fine lines, cracks and flakiness
Dehydrated skin occurs when the skin lacks water. Factors that could contribute to dehydrated skin are excessive caffeine or alcohol consumption, environmental factors, harsh skincare products etc. Its characteristics are:
- Tightness, especially after washing
- Tired, sunken skin
- Dullness and overall lackluster appearance
Combat dehydration with hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid, a natural hydrator found in the skin, is a key player in our arsenal against dehydration. It has the incredible ability to attract and retain water, providing a boost of hydration to dehydrated skin. A lot of our skincare products contain this hyaluronic acid to replenish your skin, leaving it plump, supple and of course: ultra hydrated.
Which products contain this wonderful ingredient hyaluronic acid?
- To treat dullness and dehydration: Torriden Dive-In Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid serum
- For a daily hydration boost: Purito Deep Sea Pure Water Cream
- The perfect hydrating toner, essence and serum in one: Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Essence
The power of Beta Glucan
Another star ingredient in our hydration lineup is beta glucan. Beta-glucan is a polysaccharide, a type of carbohydrate, that is found in the cell walls of yeast, bacteria, fungi, and certain grains like oats and barley. Beta glucan has the ability to attract water molecules, making it an effective humectant - and even more hydrating than hyaluronic acid! This means it helps to draw moisture into the skin, keeping it hydrated and preventing water loss. And not only does this powerhouse hydrate; it also soothes and calms the skin and is known to be wound healing.
Curious for more? Browse through our collection of hydrating skincare to see which product suits your skin best.