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
- 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.