WHAT TO DO WITH DEHYDRATED SKIN – Is it dry or dehydrated?
What do we all have in common in the summer? Yes it’s the return of the thirsty, moisture-starved skin, compliments of crash diets, air conditioning, travel and too many mojitos! If you’ve always heard summer skin isn’t as dry as it is in the winter, you’re correct. So why does skin feel so tight? The answer: your skin may actually be dehydrated.
First things first: dry skin, or allipoid skin, generally refers to skin that is lacking in oil.
” Dehydrated skin is characterized by lack of moisture (water). “
Even oily skin can experience dehydration, as dehydration is a lack of water in skin – not oil. This means sebaceous activity can still be normal or even overactive in dehydrated skin. Now you know the difference – so it’s time to cure thirsty skin:
Give skin a boost by treating it right from the inside out. Drink at least eight 8-ounces of plain, filtered water every day.
If you’re a fan of coffee, tea or sodas, balance out the consumption with 3 extra glasses of water.
Don’t forget about wonderful, water-rich fruits and vegetables including watermelon, apples, grapes, broccoli and blueberries to boost hydration.
Drinking lots of water every day can get a little boring. But mixing water withe fruits and other elements rich in vitamins can make hydrating yourself a lot more fun and easier as well.
4 FLAVOURED WATER DETOX DRINKS TO MAKE AT HOME
#1 Lemon and water :
What drink is insanely inexpensive to make, keeps skin glowing, aids in digestion, can help you lose weight and is packed with vitamin C? No, it’s not an elixir sold on late-night infomercials. It’s lemon water.
Lemons are loaded with healthy benefits, and particularly, they’re a great vitamin C food source. One cup of fresh lemon juice provides 187 percent of your daily recommended serving of vitamin C ! Lemon juice also offers up a healthy serving of potassium, magnesium and copper.
Other flavoured water ideas :
#2 Strawberries, Lemon and Basil
#3 Watermelon and Mint
#4 Cucumber, Strawberries and Lemon
Products to help with dehydrated skin
Spritz all day, every day with Multi-Active Toner –in the morning before moisturizing, as an afternoon refresher at your desk, in the car on your way to the gym… it’s hydrating, absorbs quickly, and won’t leave behind a greasy residue.
Three times a week, calm, soothe and help reduce dehydration with Skin Hydrating Masque. On hot days, intensify cooling benefits by chilling in the fridge for 5 minutes before you apply.
While you always wear your sunscreen, it is possible to get caught by the day’s rays. The damage is done, but the recovery can be quickened. Trust After Sun Repair to take down redness and inflammation while cooling skin. After Sun Repair is also a summer must-have for post-waxing sessions!