Can Oil Help Dehydrated Skin?

Can Oil Help Dehydrated Skin?

Dehydrated skin feels parched and can look scaly. It feels rough to the touch and appears to be lacking in moisture. When people sense that their skin is dehydrated they often want to reach for the product that will be the most moisturizing. Some assume that this would be oil, but is that truly the case? We uncover if oil is truly the fix for dehydrated skin or if you should be gravitating towards other products to help hydrate your dehydrated complexion.


What Dehydrated Skin Is Lacking

When your skin is dehydrated it’s lacking moisture. This can happen for a variety of reasons — dehydration from thirst, sun exposure, high temperatures or using products such as soaps and cleansers that are too harsh for your skin type. Environmental factors or harsh skin care products and remove water from your skin which makes it dehydrated. This is different than dry skin which is lacking in oil production. It is possible to have both dry and dehydrated skin.


Why Oil Won’t Help Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin isn’t lacking oil, it’s lacking water. What you need is hydration in the form of water, humectant formulated skin care products and to avoid what originally made your skin lose precious moisture. Try using these four hydrating skin care products and techniques to restore your dehydrated skin.


1. Hydrate After Cleansing Your Face Or Showering

Are you guilty of letting your skin get completely dry after washing your face or showering? You might not think much of it but when water evaporates off your skin it can cause your skin to lose moisture. If you apply moisturizer before your skin is completely dry you can help lock in extra hydration. Apply your favorite product while your skin is still damp to get an extra surge of H2O.


2. Exfoliate

It might seem counterintuitive to exfoliate dehydrated skin but removing dead skin cells from skin’s surface can help. You will refresh your surface skin and get rid of any dead and dehydrated skin cells which may be keeping your skin from absorbing your moisturizing products properly. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Invigorating Daily Scrub is a gentle yet effective gel scrub formulated with Jojoba beads that deeply cleanses and polishes to refine the appearance of pores. Use it to refresh your dehydrated skin and lift off any dead skin cells that are making your skin appear dull.


3. Use A Hydrating Cleanser

Another way to manage skin dehydration in your cleansing routine is by using a lotion cleanser. A lotion cleanser won’t pull hydration from your skin but rather ensures it stays hydrated. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser utilizes powerful yet gentle cleansing agents that dissolve impurities and even removes waterproof mascara. The formula is infused with plant extract and can leave skin feeling moisturized and protected, restoring its barrier function.


4. Give Your Skin Extra Moisture Overnight With A Sleeping Cream

If your skin is dehydrated use the nighttime to restore moisture and radiance. Garnier SkinActive’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream formula is lightweight but super hydrating. It’s infused with lavender essential oil, hyaluronic and hydroxy acids. It renews, firms and even reduces the appearance of wrinkles while you sleep.