Do you have dehydrated skin, despite drinking gallons of water? It is a common problem which plagues most of us. It can ruin a makeup look – making foundation crack and clump. Dehydration leads to dullness and fine lines amongst other symptoms. Here are our top tips to treat the problem!
Dry vs Dehydrated
Remember, dry skin and dehydrated skin are not the same thing. Dry skin lacks oil and is a permanent skin type. Dehydrated skin is a skin condition, which occurs when the skin lacks water and can be easily treated. You can have oily skin and be dehydrated – in fact, this is very common.
Take fish oil supplements! Fish oil contains the omega oils our skin needs. We also recommend the skin, hair and nail supplements as an additional supplement. This is an easy way to avoid dehydrated skin.
Avoid strong cleansers and scrubs. These products can strip your skin – leaving you feeling tight and dry. Instead, opt for gentle milk or oil cleansers.
We suggest a crème cleanser such as Ikou Cleansing creme. https://ikou.com.au/collections/prepare/products/recovery-face-cleansing-creme
Use a hydrating serum and moisturiser that contain lots of hyaluronic acid. It is best to use these products morning and night, after cleansing. Invest in high quality products. Beware, many of the cheaper serums and moisturisers contain silicone – so they may feel good but aren’t as effective. There are so many on the market, so shop around to find one that suits you and your budget.
Our recommendations include:
Ikou Peptide Multi Action Serum https://ikou.com.au/collections/serums/products/peptides-multi-action-serum
Darphin’s Hydraskin Rich https://www.mecca.com.au/darphin/hydraskin-rich-cream/I-002541.html
At night time instead of serum, use oils for extra nourishment. We really like:
The Ren Rose Moisture Defence Serum is great for this (it is called serum but contains lots of oils). https://www.mecca.com.au/ren/vita-mineral-omega-3-serum-oil/I-017873.html#q=ren%2Boil&start=1
Ikou Calming Facial Oil https://ikou.com.au/collections/hydrate/products/baobab-neroli-calming-face-oil
Avoid food which is unfriendly to your skin! Caffeine, alcohol and sugar, while lots of fun, are not good for your skin. Excessive consumption can significantly damage your skin.
For more information on how food effects our skin read my blog http://gemmanichols.com.au/skin-detox/
Wear sunscreen. The harsh Australian sun dries out skin and does all sorts of damage. Invest in a high SPF sunscreen and wear it daily!
Once a week exfoliateyour skin with a gentle scrub or AHA mask to get rid of the dead skin cells. Your skin will feel softer, look brighter and your products will be more effective. I personally use https://www.ellabache.com.au/products/revealing-fruit-enzyme-exfoliant
Try a hydrating mask. Make sure to leave it on for at least half an hour or preferably overnight. Our recommendations are:
Chantecaille Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask https://www.mecca.com.au/chantecaille/jasmine-and-lily-healing-mask/I-008126.html#q=jasmine%2Band%2Blily&start=1
Ella Bache’s Energising Creme mask https://www.ellabache.com.au/products/energising-creme-masque
If you would like more personalised help with skincare or makeup then book a lesson with me.