Contrary to popular belief, dehydrated skin is not a synonym of "very dry" skin. Dry skin is characterized by a lack of oil as it produces less sebum than normal/combination skin types. The lack of sebum means that the skin lacks the lipids it needs to retain moisture and to build a barrier strong enough to be able to defend itself from external aggressors.
Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, is a lack of water, not oil. For this reason, the skin can be combination, oily or normal and, at the same time, also dehydrated. Dehydrated skin often causes excessive sebum production to compensate for the lack of hydration in the skin, which is why dehydrated skin can easily be mistaken for oily skin. You will have an excess of sebum, but you will still lack the right and necessary amount of hydration for your skin. This creates the perfect recipe for clogged pores and blemishes.
How to know when you have dehydrated skin?
Looking in the mirror, dehydrated skin will appear dull, you will notice more marked wrinkles or the presence of new ones in some points of the face that you do not remember having, along with darker circles under the eyes. Furthermore, dehydrated skin loses volume and elasticity.
Give it a try: pinch the skin on the back of your hand with your index and ring fingers. If your skin quickly returns to normal, your skin is hydrated. If, on the other hand, it is a little slower, it means that it lacks hydration.
Why do i have dehydrated skin?
Dehydration is caused by many external factors, but the most common are the weather, the environment and changes in temperature. Your daily diet and excessive consumption of coffee or alcohol can also cause a decrease in the water content within the skin. When our diets lack essential fatty acids, adequate water or lean protein, our cells become less able to regulate their hydration levels. All of this has a direct effect not only on our body, but also on our skin.
How do I take care of it?
Starting with the skin of the face, insert a delicate cleanser into your beauty routine followed by a hyaluronic acid serum and a moisturizing cream. This is an extremely effective way to replenish dehydrated skin and help it retain moisture for soft, nourished skin.
Secondly, focus on your diet so that it nourishes your skin cells properly. Adding foods rich in essential fatty acids into your meals - fresh salmon, mackerel, olive oil, avocado, eggs, and vegetables like spinach and kale are all excellent for skin and overall health. Don't forget to drink lots of water, at least 2 liters a day, tea and herbal teas trying to reduce the daily dose of coffee.
For a well hydrated skin, Milanesi Skincare suggests these products:
- Anti-aging Milk Cleanser
Creamy moisturizing cleanser, ideal for a delicate and nourishing cleansing of the facial skin. Formulated with Gold, low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid, nourishing and moisturizing, and a blend of substances rich in natural antioxidants, such as Organic Pomegranate Active Water, Grapeseed Oil and Organic Grape Active Water, which leave the skin soft and without impurities and dead cells.
- Illuminating Serum
Formulated with saffron, naturally rich in antioxidants, an innovative lifting peptide, an illuminating complex derived from mullein, hyaluronic acid in three molecular weights and a mix of plant extracts, which in synergy give the skin an appearance of complete well-being. The Complex helps stimulate the skin's natural defense against UV and blue lights.