Understanding and overcoming skin hydration: Hydrate. Glow. Repeat.

Struggling with skin hydration is a very common struggle, leaving many with dull and dry skin and lacking that much desired glow.  In this blog post we will firstly help you to understand the causes of skin hydration and subsequently offer tips on how to overcome it to achieve a hydrated and radiant skin.

What is skin dehydration?

Lack of sufficient moisture leads to skin dehydration.  It is not to be confused with skin dryness wherein the skin type naturally produces less oil.  Skin dehydration can affect anyone regardless of skin type.  The most common causes include weather conditions, environmental pollutants, and lifestyle habits.

When the skin is dehydrated, it may feel tight, rough, and appear dull. Fine lines and wrinkles may become more pronounced, and the skin’s natural elasticity and suppleness can diminish.

The main causes of skin dehydration

Starting off with an external cause – The environment we live in.  Dry air, low humidity, and exposure to harsh weather conditions, such as cold winds or excessive heat, can strip moisture from the skin and accelerate dehydration.  Maltese summers tend to be a main cause of skin dehydration.  Excessive caffeine or alcohol consumption, smoking and lack of proper hydration (such as low water intake) all negatively impact skin hydration levels.  Long hot baths also deplete one’s skin’s natural moisture.  The use of low-quality skincare products can do more harm then benefit as commonly they lead to excessive exfoliation which strip away the skin’s natural oils.  Always ensure products have top-notch ingredients.

4 Ways to overcome skin dehydration

Restore healthy and hydrated skin today.  Follow these four tips on how to combat skin dehydration.

2. Choose an effective moisturiser and apply it regularly.  Opt for a moisturiser that is specifically formulated for hydrating the skin, such as Matis Hydra Motion and Anesi Aqua Vital Creme Hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides are ingredients which, help attract and retain moisture

1. Drink Water.  On a daily basis make sure you keep properly hydrated internally with a minimum of eight glasses of water a day.  Foods which contain a high-level of water are also important in your diet (ex. Cucumbers and watermelon).

3. Use Skin Protection.  Apply high SPF to shield your skin from UV rays.  In addition, avoid long stretches of exposure to extreme temperatures and wear appropriate clothes.

4. Improve your skincare routine.  Always go for hydrating cleansers and toners that help replenish moisture.  Incorporate a weekly hydrating face mask or overnight mask into your routine to provide an extra boost of hydration

Skin dehydration is a frustrating condition, but by incorporating the above four tips in your daily lifestyle you can achieve a well-hydrated, radiant complexion.  Hydrate, glow, repeat – needs to be incorporated in your daily schedule.

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