If you have dehydrated skin, then natural skincare products are one of the best ways to rehydrate and bring it back to life. This is because natural face care is made from plant materials that are packed with skin enhancing oils, vitamins, minerals and nutrients which inject life and energy into skin. Using natural products for dehydrated skin will provide moisture, softness and bounce and is one of the best ways to hydrate and improve skin.
What is Dehydrated Skin?
Our skin can become dehydrated at any time, whatever our skin type. It is often caused by environmental factors, such as following sun exposure, cold weather, from central heating, or through not drinking enough water. Skin also tends to get more dehydrated as we age. Dry skin is lacking in oil, whereas dehydrated skin is lacking in water. Mature skin is often both dry and dehydrated, whereas younger skin can sometimes just be dehydrated. This is a generalisation though and not always the case for lots of people. Even those with oily skin can show dehydration, so it's important to know the difference. Dry and dehydrated skin issues are often confused with each other. Dry skin will look dull and there will not be many visible pores, it might be red and sensitive, plus it feels tight after being washed with a foaming product like a face wash. Although dry skin is more susceptible to being dehydrated, all skin types can show dehydration. Dehydrated skin is similar to dry skin and may have a comparable feeling, but dehydrated skin needs more moisture instead of extra oil. One tell-tale sign of dehydrated skin is if your make-up goes away quickly from your face. This is because the products will be sucked into the skin, in an attempt to draw moisture to the skin and correct the problem.
Natural Products to use on Dehydrated Skin
The best way to correct and prevent dehydrated skin is to use natural skincare products that work in harmony with skin, to restore it to a calm balanced state. One of the best natural ingredients to improve and correct dehydrated skin is hyaluronic acid, and this is why we use it so much of Nakin’s Anti-Ageing Skincare. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most moisturising plant ingredients available. It provides intense moisture to skin as well as plumping it out, all while being kind and gentle. Nakin’s face products contain hyaluronic acid and many other amazing plant actives to bring dehydrated skin back to life, but without grease and stickiness. To correct dehydrated skin, follow the routine outlined below.
- Begin by cleansing the face and neck area with our Advanced Cleansing Milk. It's a velvety soft face cleanser that cleanses and conditions with moisture boosting plant extracts. To exfoliate once a week remove the cleansing milk from the face with a damp warm muslin cloth, massaging skin in small circular motions on the face and neck. Follow cleansing with a hydrating toner that also deeply purifies like our Purifying Face Toner. Using a cleansing milk and toner combination works better for dehydrated faces over a face wash, as these can zap more moisture from the skin and make the problem worse.
- Now is the time to start layering on the treatment products that repair skin damage, heal and hydrate with the best natural actives like hyaluronic acid, a hero for dehydrated skin. Our Eye Cream Complex helps improve bags, dark circles, lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles for soft velvety quenched skin. Follow with our Performance Face Serum which is a multi-purpose face serum for lines and dullness. Next is our intensely nourishing Revitalising Face Oil packed with special non-greasy plant oils like peach and argan. The good thing about having dehydrated skin is that you can layer up lots of face care products to get a multi-benefit intense facial experience. This is because when skin is dehydrated it will easily soak up lots of face products and the multi-layering of active ingredients gives an exceptional boost to skin. Nakin products are non-greasy and hydrate skin without stickiness. Eventually as your skin improves and becomes less dehydrated you can still layer products, but will not need to use as much of each product, or may find that you only need one treatment. So instead of using both a face oil and serum after cleansing, you might want to use only one of these, depending on your other skin concerns.
- The next step is moisturising the skin, which is an essential step morning and evening for good skin. We recommend that you do not leave the house without wearing a moisturiser face cream, as they give protection to skin from environmental stressors such as pollution and the weather. They also help during the night by moisturising and nourishing skin when it is in a repair state. Sun protection is also essential if skin is exposed to the sun. Our no.1 selling product is our Active Dew Face Cream which is perfect for dry dehydrated skin. If your skin is oilier though then moisturise it with our Matt Formula Face Cream for excellent nourishment and hydration, but without the richness. Both Nakin face creams are loved for dehydrated skin. They are long lasting products that last all day or night until next application, so you do not need to worry about having to reapply extra hydrating products like face mists again during the day.
- To finish off your routine remember to hydrate the lips with our hydrating Lip Treatment Balm. This contains beautiful natural butters & oils to soften and nourish even very dehydrated lips.
To find out more about Nakin and our award winning face products suitable for all skin types, including sensitive faces, then visit us at www.nakinskincare.com. Our range is made with the best natural ingredients to bring a natural glow to complexions. The products include everything that you need for a face regime, plus is all cruelty free and made in the UK.