Dehydration

Dehydrated skin and dry skin are often confused, but they’re not the same thing. Dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is a skin condition that can affect all skin types - oily dehydrated skin is definitely a thing!

Dehydrated Skin

Discover our dehydrated skin treatments including the best hydrating serums, moisturisers and dehydrated skin products. The best products for dehydrated skin focus on replenishing the skin cell’s water content and preventing excess moisture evaporation.

Our ultimate skin hydrator, the Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum (rated 5 stars from hundreds of reviews), gets to work straight away to eliminate the effects of dehydrated skin. Our Probiotic Skin Mylck plus Hydration helps you maintain a healthy skin barrier, critical for retaining moisture.

Flaky, rough,
congested, uneven, dull
Fine lines more obvious

Focus on replenishing
skin water content

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humectant ingredients

What is Dehydrated Skin?

Dehydrated skin and dry skin are often confused, but they’re not the same thing. Dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is a skin condition that can affect all skin types - oily dehydrated skin is definitely a thing!

So, how do you know if your skin is thirsty for moisture? Some common signs of dehydrated skin are:

Flaky, rough skin
Uncomfortable, tight feeling after cleansing, especially on your cheeks
Skin sensitivity
Congestion and uneven skin tone
Dullness
Fine lines and wrinkles are more obvious

How to Treat Dehydrated Skin

When your skin is dehydrated, what it really needs is a big drink of water. That’s why the best treatment for dehydrated skin is adding ingredients that increase the skin cell’s water content and limit the amount of water that leaves the skin. That’s where our hydrating skin care comes in.

The best dehydrated skin products include ingredients with occlusive and humectant properties. Let’s dive a little deeper.

Humectants have the ability to attract moisture from the air and the deep levels of your skin to the surface layer, keeping your skin barrier hydrated. That is going to help relieve symptoms of dehydrated skin to make sure you feel rejuvenated and refreshed.

Occlusives are moisturising ingredients that form a protective barrier around the surface of your skin. This helps to minimise moisture evaporating off the skin, which is known as transepidermal water loss and dehydrates the skin. Using hydrating skincare that supports and protects the skin barrier is crucial for dehydrated skin.

The esmi Skin Minerals products for dehydrated skin include both humectant and occlusive ingredients for the best skin hydration treatments. Shop our entire range of hydrating skincare.

Best Ingredients for Dehydrated Skin

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid draws water into the cells and holds onto it for rapid hydration benefits - it can hold 1000x its weight in water. It deeply hydrates, keeping skin plump and minimises fine lines.

Olive oil & jojoba oil

Both oils have occlusive properties, helping seal moisture into the skin plus a range of antioxidant benefits. These oils make effective treatments for dehydrated skin and limit moisture loss.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Effective at restoring the skin barrier to guard against moisture loss and dehydration. Looking for products with niacinamide is going to help your skin lock in all of that moisture.

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A dehydrated skin is lacking water, to help hydrate our skin we need to boost skin’s water content. Start by drinking plenty of water, and look at introducing products that contain hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid into your skin routine - this is like a big drink of water for your skin, and will help to boost skin’s internal water content for firm, plump hydrated skin.

Our Hydrate and Nourish Acai Duo is a moisturising face oil that ensures your skin retains hydration and moisture throughout the day.

Dehydrated skin is treatable with lifestyle changes. Replenishing your internal hydration is the first major step, so it’s important to drink plenty of water and eat water-rich veggies and fruits to help increase your intake (think celery, watermelon, and the like). You should also incorporate products that contain Hyaluronic Acid into your skincare routine as this is like a big drink of water for your skin, and will help to boost skin’s internal water content for firm, plump and hydrated skin.

The best way to treat dehydrated skin is by using products that contain hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid or Sodium Hyaluronate to ensure skin is retaining enough water to stay hydrated from day to night as well as support collagen production for younger-looking skin.

The best ingredients for dehydrated skin are ones with humectant and occlusive properties. Humectants have the ability to attract moisture from the air and the deep levels of your skin to the surface layer, keeping your skin barrier hydrated, while occlusives are moisturising that form a protective barrier around the surface of your skin to minimise moisture loss.

In our hydrating skin care, we’ve included both occlusive and humectant ingredients. These include hyaluronic acid and glycerine, gentle humectants and hydrating ingredients that give your skin a big drink of water. Plus, olive and jojoba oils which are effective occlusives to form a protective barrier around the skin and minimise water loss. Squalene is a natural moisturiser and niacinamide restores the skin barrier and is ideal for oily dehydrated skin.

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