Fountain of Beauty

Keep Skin Hydrated to Maintain its Natural Glow

Wondering how it is possible for acne, redness and fine lines to rear their heads simultaneously? Want to combat the oiliness while pacifying sensitivity from acne?  The good news is that the root cause of all these skin ailments is dehydration.

Dehydration as a cause of acne: When skin is dehydrated, our body increases its oil production to slow down trans-dermal water loss. That’s why acne, oiliness, and dehydration can come hand in hand. An excellent remedy is to use a serum with antibacterial properties along with a face oil that contains jojoba, orange, and hazelnut oils to re-balance sebum production.

Dehydration as a cause of rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and sensitivity: When skin cells are exposed to irritants or harsh environmental conditions like sun overexposure or harsh winds, our skin grows red, inflamed, and dehydrated.  Dehydrated skin cells cannot protect the capillaries, resulting in dilated blood vessels causing chronically inflamed and easily irritated skin. To end this downward spiral, you need to treat your skin gently. Restore your skin’s protective function with a serum containing algae and aloe vera.  Cooling oils such as jojoba, chamomile, camellia, and coconut can also help repair the skin’s barrier function and soothe sensitivity. Lastly, protect skin with a moisturizer that is high in nourishing ingredients like shea butter.

Dehydration as a cause of fine lines: Skin cells compress when they are dehydrated, resulting in crevasses and folds in the skin along with a loss of tone. Remedy dry skin at any age with a regenerating serum with high-performing skincare proteins like collagen, elastin, and whey protein combined with hydrating ingredients like seaweed and hyaluronic acid. Then apply a combination of rich face oils such as geranium, rosehip, argan, and avocado to replenish the intracellular fluid between skin cells. In summer, use a moisturizer with hydrating ingredients like collagen and ceramides.  A moisturizer with rich butters and oils should be used in the winter to protect skin from dry, cold weather.

Factors leading to dehydration: Cold and dry weather conditions can increase dehydration. Keeping skin warm and moist ensures that the skin will have good circulation to maintain its beautiful glow. Sluggish circulation can contribute to the retention of toxins, resulting in blemishes and inflamed skin and giving your complexion a dull, congested appearance.

Skin dehydration can also be a reflection of internal dehydration. Keep your body hydrated with adequate liquid consumption and a diet high in water-rich vegetables and fruits.

While each of the above skin conditions have their own remedies, common rules to treat skin dehydration are:

  • Cleanse gently to not deplete its natural moisture.
  • Hydrate skin cells with pure floral waters and serums according to skin type.
  • Replenish your skin’s intracellular lipids with a vegetable oil appropriate for your skin type.
  • Seal in your hydrated, glowing skin with a moisturizer that is formulated for your skin type and geographic area.
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