What bad habits are making your skin dehydrated?
Dehydrated skin occurs when skin lacks moisture; it looks dull, feels less plump and has a deflated appearance than usual. Dehydration can affect all skin types and is typically a temporary skin concern unless you don’t use the right skin products. An easy way to avoid dehydrated skin is to bypass factors in your every day life that might be causing your skin to lack moisture. Below are several common factors that can cause dehydrated skin; look out for these in your skin care and lifestyle habits.
1. Skin Care Products That Are Too Harsh
One of the main reasons that skin can become dehydrated is when you use products that are too harsh for your skin type. These products remove moisture from skin. Be mindful of using products with alcohol and fragrance as these can imbalance and dehydrate your skin. If your skin feels tight and it looks dull, particularly after cleansing, consider switching to a milder cleanser such as micellar water or a lotion cleanser. Both of these can clean your skin and leave it feeling nourished and hydrated.
2. Drinking Too Little Water
Hydrating from the inside is important to maintain your overall health. It’s also important for healthy-looking skin. Try to drink water, herbal teas and fresh fruit juices so that your skin can look its best and hydrated.
3. Sun Exposure
Sun exposure and high temperatures can remove moisture from your skin. If you have been spending more time outside or in a hot environment, protect your skin by wearing sufficient SPF (aim for broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher). You should also protect your skin by wearing a hat and sunglasses. Lastly if you’re in a hot climate and find yourself sweating more than usual, make sure to replenish yourself with water regularly so that your body doesn’t become hydrated and reapply sunscreen often
4. Hot Temperatures
We just raved about the positive benefits antioxidants can have in your skin care products, but it’s also super important that you incorporate them into your diet as part of a healthy lifestyle.