…is a skin condition. Influenced by environmental and lifestyle factors, dehydration is a lack of water in the skin due to elements like UV exposure, pollution, weather changes and life choices such as smoking or drinking, and can be experienced by anybody regardless of skin type. Water is as important for the skin’s acid mantle as oil for it to function correctly, it also keeps skin plump and youthful, reducing the appearance of fine lines and sagging.
The good news? Dehydration is easily fixed by changing some of these elements and using the right skincare. Look out for water-based products with lots of humectants such as Hyaluronic Acid, Chia Seed, Aloe Vera and Glycerin. These powerful hydrators draw and bind water, locking it within the surface layers of the skin to boost moisture levels and keep skin supple. And be sure to keep all that additional hydration in with occlusive moisturisers to form a physical, protective barrier on the skin’s surface, stopping trans-epidermal moisture loss and blocking external irritants.
Melting Moment Cleansing Balm tackles stubborn makeup and lingering SPF without stripping the skin of valuable hydration, then follow with a hydration hit from Hyaluronic 8 Super Serum, with 8 multi-weighted hydrators to bind and lock water within the skin. And finally, protect your skin from environmental stressors with a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen like Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+, to prevent harm from damaging UV rays as well as deeply hydrating the skin and stopping trans-epidermal moisture loss throughout your day.
For the best solution against dry and dehydrated skin, go for a combination of all the above, hydrating with powerful humectants, nourishing with emollients and locking all the goodness in with protecting occlusives.
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