Dehydrated skin and dry skin are not synonymous. Your skin type can be dry, oily, or any blend of the two, and also dehydrated. Skin dehydration refers to the water content within the skin. When you’ve used harsh, dry soaps, are exposed to extreme weather conditions (such as wind, heat, or cold), or any other kind of irritation, your skin can easily lose hydration. Many people think that the best way to treat oily skin types is to suck all the moisture from their skin. The opposite is true. With every skin type, it’s best to maintain a healthy level of natural moisture; meaning every skin type should be using a daily moisturizer.
In order to treat dehydration and find your skin’s unique hydration level, you will have to play around a bit with different products. If you’ve been happy with your current moisturizer, but recently experienced an extreme weather condition or some type of irritation, adding a hydrating serum to your routine is your best option. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel
uses Hyaluronic Acid to bind moisture to the skin. This product is very lightweight and oil-free, making it ideal for oily skin types. If you’ve never used a moisturizer before and don’t know where to begin, try Dermalogica Active Moist
. This soothing and balancing lotion uses a blend of botanical ingredients like Lavender, Cucumber, and Grape Seed to even moisture levels, leaving behind a soft, dewy complexion.