When you think about skin moisturization and hydration, the first thing that may come to mind is making sure you drink bucket loads of water. And yes, that may help your body’s largest organ keep hydrated, but what about the days when consuming enough H2O is a struggle?
Then again there may be days you indulge in copious amounts of beverages that will leave you dehydrated—let’s not mention drinking one too many caffeinated bevvies or wines, No judgment, we promise! But the truth is excessive amounts of these can leave skin dehydrated as well. And while we’re talking dehydrated skin, do you know the difference between dehydrated skin and dry skin? No, they’re not the same.
Dehydrated Skin and Dry Skin: what’s the difference
Dehydrated skin is generally caused by external factors. It can be environmental impacts such as the sun, cold winds, dry air, humidity and taking hot showers. When skin is dehydrated it lacks water content.
Dry skin on the other hand is usually a genetic condition. People with dry skin have low amounts of sebum—the natural oils produced by sebaceous glands. The skin may be dry all over the body or in specific areas such as the hands and face.
So what can you do to help your skin become plump, smooth and supple? In this blog we’ll explore how to improve different skin types with moisturization and skin hydration. Best of all, we’ll get some insider tips from Corri Matthews, Cosmeceutical Director at DermapenWorld™.
For dehydrated skin – hydrate
Too much sun, heating or cooling can leave your skin looking worse for wear. Imagine what would happen to a grape that’s left in the sun. Likewise, when skin is dehydrated the skin cells shrivel up too! It leaves skin looking dull and accentuates any lines or signs of ageing. Now you don’t want that!
Nourish your skin with a highly concentrated serum—one that delivers powerful hydrating HYLA ACTIVE™ does exactly that! With its potent strength of HylaFuse Complex—Dp Dermaceuticals™ breakthrough Hyaluronic Acid (HA) formulation, this extraordinary serum is proven to absorb 150% more effectively into the skin than other forms of HA.
Boosted with Zinc and Vitamin B5, the restorative active ingredients can penetrate deep into the skin—up to 8 hours after application.
“The best way to describe HYLA ACTIVE is that it’s almost like it forms a second skin. This provides a protective layer of hydration allowing repair and revitalization to take place. In doing this, it also plumps and smooths skin helping to diminish the signs of aging. It’s a real winner for dehydrated skin.
“And if you’re having microneedling, it delivers hydration to rejuvenate and hydrate skin post-treatment. Otherwise, apply as part of a skincare routine and I highly recommend you follow with a good moisturizer such as SKIN VENEER™,” says Corri.
For dry or normal skin – moisturize
If your skin is classified as normal, a good quality moisturizer will do the trick. However, if you have dry skin—you know the type, flaky, peeling, rough-textured, you may need to lather on the moisturizer, one with a thick consistency. This will help form a protective seal on the skin surface to lock in moisture.
SKIN VENEER is an intense, luxurious, hydrating moisturizer that also offers barrier protection. It’s the perfect moisturizer for skin conditions including sensitive skin, xerosis, dermatitis and eczema but also great for normal skin too.
“SKIN VENEER is a brilliant moisturizer that replicates the skin’s natural barrier function. Essentially it protects skin like a biocompatible ’veneer’, which is where its name comes from,” explains Corri.
To get the best out this moisturizer, it’s recommended to be applied after a premium quality corrector. VITAMIN RICH REPAIR™ is packed with vitamins and peptides to repair and nourish skin. Using SKIN VENEER on top will seal the actives to maximise skin enrichment.
For oily or problematic skin – moisturize or hydrate
Oily skin is a result of overactive sebaceous glands. If the excess oil on the skin is not managed, it becomes a magnet for dirt, sweat and a heap of dead skin cells. If you can imagine the impact of adding fuel to a fire, you can understand how oily skin can trigger problematic skin. Breakouts and acne, whiteheads and blackheads, are just some of the concerns of problematic skin. But the good news is that it doesn’t need to be a problem.
For this type of skin, CLR LOTION™ will be your best friend. This moisturizer helps balance oil production by reducing pore-clogging oils. It’s star ingredient, Salicylic Acid is oil-soluble so it can penetrate the skin to unclog pores while exfoliating the top layer of the skin. Amazing!
“Our CLR LOTION feels incredibly light, which is exactly what you need for oily and problematic skin types. It’s fortified with high-performance ingredients. For instance, Manuka Honey which is well known for its natural healing and antibacterial properties and Niacinamide for its anti-inflammatory properties to calm and soothe skin. Together with Salicylic Acid CLR LOTION is an exceptional way to nourish oily and problematic skin types,” says Corri.
While hydrating and moisturizing will keep your skin supple, all your good work can be undone in minutes without you even knowing it. Our friend the sun can also be the skin’s enemy! To shield your skin from harmful UV rays, never, EVER leave your home without an SPF.
COVER RECOVER™ is an SPF that delivers high UVA and UVB protection without clogging your pores. Its water-resistant formula means it will stay on but reapplication is important for prolonged periods in the outdoors.
Whether your skin colour is light, dark, or somewhere in between, there are 11 shades so there’s one right for you, or you can opt for clear. But here’s a tip: when used as a foundation, it will camouflage any redness or blemishes leaving you with a flawless finish.
So now that we have your face covered, what about the skin on the rest of your body?
BARRIER BODY BUTTER™ is a sunscreen like no other! It works two ways—it provides high UVA and UVB protection while deeply nourishing and hydrating the skin.
“Apart from its delicious scent, what I love about BARRIER BODY BUTTER is that unlike other sunscreens it glides on smoothly with no tackiness. It can be used from head to toe. And because it’s a sunscreen and intense moisturizer in one, I keep a tube in the car. It protects my hands when I’m on the road but doubles up as a hand cream, keeping my hands wonderfully soft,” says Corri.
Tap into the right solution
Drinking enough water, using high quality skincare products with the right actives for your skin and providing sun protection all-year-round are vital to keeping skin hydrated and locking in moisture.
If you’d like to get the best out of your skin, book an appointment with an Authorised Treatment Provider to discuss a personalised skincare plan.
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