5 Signs of Dehydrated Skin & How To Make it Better
Feel like your smooth, dewy, fresh-faced glow has turned into a dry, dull, barely-there glint? Dry, dehydrated skin could be the culprit shaking your feel-good vibes.
Catching the signs early makes upgrading your dehydrated skin routine a breeze, and if you’re here, then we’re already off to a good start!
First things first, what are signs of skin dehydration?
5 Signs of Dehydrated Skin
Contrary to popular belief, skin gets thirsty for many reasons — not just a lack of dehydrated skin products. Other factors include:
- Alcohol-based skincare
Diet and nutrition
Climate and pollution
- Too much caffeine
Skipping sunscreen or moisturizer
Despite the various root causes, the signs are often universal. Here are some indicators that your complexion could require some hydration:
1. Itchy skin
When skin lacks hydration, it tightens up, causing rough, itchy skin. Scratching, hard as it may be to resist, further exasperates it.
2. Less radiance
If you notice your complexion looks dull or lifeless, it could mean your skin’s begging for moisture.
3. Increased sensitivity
No one knows your skin better than you. When skin’s dehydrated, it behaves in new, not-so-pleasant ways, like increasing congestion, texture, or sensitivity.
4. More oily than usual
Ironically, dry skin will compensate by producing even more sebum (or oil). The outcome? A greasy complexion is thirsty for hydration.
5. Fails the “pinch test”
Gently pinch your cheeks and see what your skin does. If it stays “tented up” for a second, it could signify dehydration. If it bounces right back, you’re good!
Think your complexion is facing a dehydration dilemma? Don’t fret. Once you know what to look for, learning how to treat dehydrated skin is so much easier than you think.
Read on for MD Glam’s insider tips for dehydrated skin.
How to Soothe Dehydrated Skin
So how do you heal dehydrated skin?
If you’re experiencing these signs, it may be time to shift your skincare focus to incorporate more hydrating products. The best products for dehydrated skin are free of harmful chemicals, fragrances, and filler ingredients that do more harm than good.
Here’s the ultimate blueprint for improving thirsty, dehydrated skin.
When your skin’s dehydrated, dead skin cells flake and fall off, but not all of them. Some linger on the skin’s surface, clogging pores and throwing your skin’s equilibrium out of whack.
A gentle exfoliant, like MD Glam’s Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub, is the perfect way to scrub away flaky skin cells and pore-clogging impurities softly. This R+R-inducing scrub simultaneously heals and hydrates your complexion — smoothing and polishing without sacrificing a drop of moisture.
On non-exfoliant days, reach for a pore-purifying, moisture-rich cleanser like MD Glam’s Deep Pore Foaming Cleanser. It’s specially formulated to melt away makeup and grime without stripping your complexion dry.
What is the fastest way to heal dehydrated skin? You’ll want to pump some moisture back into it. After cleansing, seal in hydration with the right moisturizer.
The Timeless Hydrating Set from MD Glam delivers everything you need to infuse moisture into your complexion. The DMAE Antioxidant Day Moisturizer is a perfect lightweight, hydrating agent for daytime wear — shielding skin against free radicals and infusing moisture-rich antioxidants. At bedtime, the Hyaluronic Acid Night C-Complex gives your complexion a facial as you dream sweetly — resetting tired skin so you awaken with a radiant, refreshed glow.
Environmental stressors like the sun’s harsh rays, can accelerate premature aging, cause hyperpigmentation, and leave skin dry and dehydrated. So, in addition to a dehydrated skin moisturizer, you need a barrier of protection between your skin and external elements.
Sunscreens with zinc oxide and broad-spectrum protection, like MD Glam’s: Sunshout Sunscreen SPF 50, shield your skin against UVA/UVB rays while conditioning your complexion and restoring moisture.
Kiss dehydrated skin goodbye with MD Glam.
Strutting up a flight of stairs in new, 6-inch stilettos might sway your confidence momentarily, but dry, dehydrated skin? Never again.
For more tips on how to treat dehydrated skin and tackle all your skin woes, explore innovative, luxurious skincare with MD Glam by Dr. Cat.