We get it: Skin concerns and skin types can be super confusing. For example, dehydrated skin is fairly common, but a lot of people still think it’s the same thing as dry skin.
The two may sound similar, but in reality dehydration is actually a skin concern and, unlike dry skin, not a skin type. If your skin is dehydrated, it’s crying out for more water, and might feel dull or lackluster.
Unfortunately, treating dehydrated skin is a little more complicated than just chugging a little extra water everyday. Dehydrated skin needs a touch more TLC to restore moisture, suppleness, and softness - all working towards that radiant glow we all crave. Enter: Superfood Skincare. Filled with powerful natural ingredients including some seriously skin-loving superfoods, our natural skincare products can take your skin from dehydrated to delightful in no time. Read on to discover the best ways to hydrate your skin and start building a hydrating skin care routine.
1. Exfoliate 2-3 Times A Week
All skin has a natural protective barrier that exists for the sole purpose of strengthening your skin and sealing in moisture. Often, however, dehydrated skin is coated with a layer of dead skin cells that can weaken your skin protective barrier and makes your skin vulnerable to moisture loss and other environmental damage. The result? A dry, dull complexion that may be prone to irritation.
Here’s where exfoliation comes in. By gently whisking away these dead skin cells and prompting faster cell renewal, it helps bring lacklustre skin back to life. As a bonus, it even allows your natural skincare products to better penetrate the deeper layers of your skin, meaning better, faster results. In a nutshell, regular exfoliation helps you make the most of your daily skincare routine!
While there isn’t a single best way to exfoliate, certain products can help you achieve the best results. If you’re dealing with skin dehydration, we recommend giving the following a go.
As a chemical AHA exfoliator, this affordable serum for dry skin works to dissolve those dead skin cells and reveal a new layer of skin underneath. It’s super gentle and won’t sting, meaning you can use it daily to keep your skin hydrated and plump. Best used at night to boost cell renewal while you sleep.
Prefer a physical exfoliant for dry, flaky skin? This scrub buffs away dead skin and stubborn dry patches, leaving you with a smoother, less texturised complexion. Thanks to Coconut Water and our WildBerry Harvest™ superfood complex, this exfoliator will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated without stripping every ounce of moisture from your skin. At the same time, the super-strength Vitamin C in our Acai Berry extract helps to brighten skin, whilst Jojoba Oil locks in much-needed additional moisture.
2. Layer On The Hydration
To get the plump, dewy, and smooth skin of your dreams, it’s essential to make sure your skin gets all the water it needs. Dehydrated complexions are crying out for more water, so it’s super important to hydrate your skin every chance you get!
In addition to aiming to drink at least 2L of water everyday, try adding more hydrating foods such as watermelon and cucumber to your daily diet and limiting your sun exposure. On top of this, make sure to add targeted products to your daily skincare routine.
Since dehydrated skin loses moisture quickly and easily, look for natural skincare ingredients that deliver hydration to the deepest layers of the skin, like our WildBerry Harvest™ blend , which is clinically proven to triple your skin’s hydration. Scroll on to discover our other super hydrating skincare faves.
This firming face serum lactic acid exfoliator is the perfect, another gentle option for soothing skin after an exfoliating treatment.smoothing out bumpy, uneven skin. It’s packed with the Vitamin C inside Kakadu Plum and Acai Berry, to speed up skin repair, and fight free radical damage and halt signs of premature ageing in their tracks. With a sensitive-skin friendly formula that also helps to , and can help reduce pigmentation and fight breakouts, it’s the thirst-quenching drink to your workout when it comes to exfoliation. . What’s not to love?
Say hello to the best moisturiser for dehydrated skin. The lightweight formula is packed with omega-3 fatty acids like Coconut Oil to deeply hydrate your skin and give it that lit-from-within glow. Along with restoring dry, flaky skin, it has antimicrobial properties that help to prevent those pesky breakouts.
Your skin does its best regeneration overnight, and this night cream for dry skin seals in moisture so you can wake up to a firmer, more hydrated complexion. It contains Mango Seed Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil, and our WildBerry Harvest™ superfood complex to boost base-level hydration and brighten the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth..
This beautiful serum glides onto the skin and delivers much-needed moisture to the deeper layers. One of the best hydrating serums, it’s full of antioxidants to protect skin from pollutants that can dehydrate it even further. Best applied right after cleansing or toning, to warm and damp skin.
The skin around our eyes is super delicate, so it definitely should be treated with targeted products. Infused with Vitamin E and Avocado Oil, this nourishing eye cream hydrates the eye area and helps to reduce fine lines and pigmentation. It also speeds up your skin’s collagen production abilities for a more youthful complexion.
This hydrating face mist instantly refreshes and peps up the skin. If you’re spending a lot of time in air-conditioned or heated rooms, stash this moisturising face spray close by and spritz your skin throughout the day. The same goes if you live in a dry climate, or if the air around you is often dry. Perfect for an extra hydration boost under your serums, oils or moisturiser.
3. Add An Extra Layer Of Protection To Your Skincare Routine
Remember what we said about your skin’s protective barrier? When this barrier is depleted, it can’t effectively fight off external stressors like pollution and blue light, both of which can cause ageing and structural skin damage.
Along with exfoliating and hydrating, you can give your skin an extra helping hand by adding a protective product into your routine, such as a face oil for dry skin. Our Day Warrior Light Facial Oil is specially formulated to strengthen the skin’s barrier and block blue light, naturally. Harnessing the superfood power of Lycopene, found in our Tomato extract, this super absorbent facial oil can be worn underneath your mineral powder or liquid foundation (without leaving you feeling greasy). Plus, it helps to calm any skin irritations or redness, so your skin can work on repairing itself, without having to filter out any unnecessary chemicals.
Boost Your Skin Hydration Levels Now
Now that you know the best ways to hydrate your skin, it’s time to put your knowledge to good use. Building a hydrating skincare routine with our super nourishing natural skincare products can restore moisture to your skin in no time, leaving you with a happy, healthy and hydrated complexion that will need less work in the long run.
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