Searching for natural and organic products to moisturise your skin? Look no further than our Top 5 Ingredients for Hydrated Skin to nourish your skin, and get rid of problem dry patches.
Causes of dry and dehydrated skin
Firstly, you need to decide if you have dry skin or dehydrated skin to determine the best way to treat your skin. What’s the difference I hear you ask?
Just like oily or combination skin, dry skin is a skin type - it is the way your skin cells produce oils that protect your skin. As your skin ages, the oil production in your skin can also change, so dry skin can be more common in mature skin types. If you have dry skin, you need to consider your daily skin care regime. Your skin will benefit from using rich and nourishing creams to provide a protective layer for your skin and the regular use of cleaners and exfoliants which are formulated for dry skin, like our Lemon Cleanser.
Dehydrated skin is a skin condition caused by the lack of water or moisture in your skin, however the key difference is that your skin is still producing its natural oils. Although your skin is more prone to dehydration during winter months, it is possible to have dehydrated skin all year round. A whole host of environmental factors can increase the chances of your skin being dehydrated, like how often you are outdoors in the sun or, for that matter, indoors in air-conditioning. Using moisturisers that attract and capture water in your skin (called humectants) will benefit hydration.
Dry or dehydrated skin is also a common issue during pregnancy and for new or breastfeeding mums – rating as the Number 1 issue in our Eminence Organics Skincare poll of mums-to-be and their skin concerns.
What to look for - signs of dehydrated and dry skin
The signs of dry and dehydrated skin are similar, being areas of skin that are chapped, red or cracked. For dehydrated skin, the obvious ones are flaky or skin with patches of rough texture. Being similar to sunburn, dehydrated skin can also feel tight and itchy.
Our Top 5 Ingredients for Hydrated Skin
For dehydrated skin, an immediate remedy is to replenish your water intake – your skin condition is an indicator that your body is likely to also be craving hydration. Also treating your skin with enriching creams will relieve symptoms and start to restore your skin health. Try products containing some of these natural and organic ingredients as a sure way to combat the symptoms of dry or dehydrated skin.
1. Hyaluronic Acid
From the marshmallow plant, hyaluronic acid attracts water from the environment to your skin, leading to better moisture levels in your skin and boosting its dermal structure. This ingredient is great for dehydrated skin, improving your skin’s healing process while diminishing inflammation associated with dehydrated skin. Try our popular Strawberry Rhubarb Masque with Hyaluronic Acid for an immediate moisture kick.
Honey is another humectant which attracts and locks moisture inside your skin – a perfect ingredient to treat dehydrated skin. Our Apricot Masque is packed with calming and hydrating properties, soothing and nourishing dry skin with apricots and honey. This product can also be used if you are suffering from eczema.
3. Jojoba Oil- for dry skin treatment
Jojoba oil is the closest match to your skin’s sebum, a natural oil produced by the body to protect your skin. Jojoba oil is well absorbed by the skin, making it ideal for both dry and dehydrated skin. For deep hydration, our Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque will leave your skin feeling smooth and revitalised.
4. Coconut Oil – for dry skin treatment
Coconut oil can be used to provide a protective layer for your skin, replenishing oils and retaining moisture (another humectant). Coconut, shea butter and grape seed oil combine in our Coconut Age Corrective Moisturiser to replenish your skins moisture levels.
5. Argan Oil – for dry skin treatment
Known as liquid gold, argan oil encourages the regeneration of your skins dermal cells- a ‘go to’ ingredient if you have dry skin. It provides super hydration and improves your skin density. Use products from our Monoi Age Corrective Night Collection to see the benefits of this ultra-rich cream.
In general, taking care of your skin is always important. But, if you see any of these signs of dry or dehydrated skin, act quickly to replenish the moisture in your skin! Chronic skin conditions like Psoriasis can sometimes develop when dehydrated or dry skin is left untreated, so it important to address symptoms as early as possible.
Also, be sure to start your day with a sunscreen to protect your skin from further damage. We recommend our tinted moisturiser range with sunscreens for lightweight and protective makeup coverage.
Not sure of your skin type or want more help to improve your skin condition? Simply visit one of our local Spa Partners where you can have your skin assessed and matched to the correct Eminence Organics skin care products.