Have you been packing on the moisturizer but your skin is still feeling “dry”?
If your skin is suffering from the winter blues, it is most likely caused by dehydrated skin. It can be confusing as both dry and dehydrated skin can have you feeling tight, flaky, dull and itchy. Dry skin specifically lacks sebum (oil) and is a skin type that you are born with. Dehydrated skin lacks water and ANY skin type can be dehydrated - including oily skin! Dehydrated skin can be triggered many different ways, such as weather, environment, diet, and caffeine consumption.
How can you prevent dehydrated skin?
Of course, drinking lots of water is key for healthy skin; however, your skincare products can help to make sure that water reaches the deep layers of your skin and actually stays there. To ensure your skin absorbs water to the best of its ability, skincare professionals recommend using products with a humectant. A humectant is an important ingredient in skincare, as this molecule attracts water and can hold up to 1000x its weight in it. Some humectants to look out for when using products are aloe, honey and hyaluronic acid. While the word ‘acid’ may sound scaring when discussing skincare, hyaluronic acid is a natural molecule that not only has a great ability to hold water, but can also adjust hydration according to the humidity levels. This means that products with this ingredient will keep your skin safe even in the dry, winter cold or in the hot, arid summer.
Your To Do List for Amazing Hydrated Skin:
· Turn your steamy showers down a notch
· Ensure your products are right for you - check with your aesthetician to be sure your cleanser isn’t doing you more harm then good
· Exfoliate your dead skin away - thank you, next
· Add products like hyaluronic acid, cucumber and algae to your skin regimen - water based serums are key
· Kick caffeine and alcohol to the curb and drink a ton of water
· Add a humidifier to your bedroom
· Eat your veggies - diet is so important
Looking for some products with hyaluronic acid?
If you want to see the effects hyaluronic acid will have on your skin, GLOW Beauty Bar uses and sells multiple moisturizers, cleansers, serums and other skincare products that include all of these hydrating ingredients.
If you are searching for a product to use daily, Glo has a variety of moisturizers and creams filled with natural and beneficial ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid. We recommend Glo Skin Beauty's daily hydration serum.
Come visit us at GLOW Beauty Bar and we can find the product that’s right for you and your skin!