What is a dehydrated and dull skin ?

What is a dehydrated skin?

Dehydrated skin is often caused by external elements (weather), unhealthy diet (lack of fresh products) and lifestyle choices (consumption of alcohol or caffeine). All of these factors deplete the skin’s water content, resulting in a less supple appearance. The important takeaway is that dehydration is a lack of water, not oil, so even oily skin types can be dehydrated.

Even though dehydrated skin can be uncomfortable, it’s often temporary and can be relieved with a combination of skin treatments and a healthy lifestyle.


How to identify dehydrated and dull skin?


External elements like wind and extreme temperature changes can alter the moisture from the outer layer of your skin, causing an itchy, irritated sensation. 


One of the biggest consequences of dehydrated skin is an increase in sensitivity. According to the International Dermal Institute, “dryness and dehydration are precursors to sensitized skin”.  When you’re suffering from skin sensitivities brought on by dehydration, we suggest using products that are free of harsh fragrances and additives. It’s also important to refrain from retinols or stimulating products or peels until the sensitivities have subsided.


Dull skin tone is a result of excess dead skin cells that build up on the surface of the skin. Your skin can lose its natural luminosity because of dryness, damaged cells or slow cell turnover, all of which can happen at any age and in any season. This can make your face feel rough or bumpy, and can also give the skin a dull, lackluster appearance.


What we can do about dull and dehydrated skin?

For a healthy, radiating and hydrated skin, wash face twice a day with adapted cleansing foam. Ask for one of our beauty advisors for help. We will be happy to help you find the most suitable skin care routine for your skin type. 

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