How To Keep Your Skin Hydrated With 7 Easy Tips

How To Keep Your Skin Hydrated With 7 Easy Tips

  • By Srishty Singh

Dehydration occurs due to the lack of moisture content in your skin’s outermost layer. This condition can make your skin look dull, dry, flaky or even pale on the outside. Furthermore, skin dehydration can lead to other short and long-term concerns like premature ageing lines, an impaired lipid barrier, deep-dark hollows under the eyes and more.   

To keep these problems at bay, we bring you 7 simple ways to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. But before getting to this cheat sheet, let’s refresh our basics on the prevalent skin concern and its many causes. 

 What Causes Skin Dehydration?

Wondering if your skin is dry and dull due to dehydration? Here’s a simple test you can conduct, known as the ‘pinch’ test. Using two fingers, gently pinch the skin at the back of your hand. If it bounces back within 3 seconds, your skin is hydrated. If not, this is your sign to keep reading this article. 

Now, there are several factors that can give rise to skin dehydration. We list out the most common ones. 

1. Ageing  

2. Fluctuating Temperatures/Weather Conditions 

3. Diet 

4. Lifestyle Choices  

5. Harsh Skincare And Makeup Products 

Isn’t Dehydrated Skin The Same As Dry Skin?

Contrary to common belief, dry and dehydrated skin are not the same. As discussed, dehydration occurs due to the absence of water molecules in the skin. It is a concern and not a skin type.   

Dryness, on the other hand, happens due to your skin’s inability to moisturize itself. Dry skin is one of the 5 skin types – normal, oily, combination and sensitive. Since dry skin lacks the natural oils that prevent TEWL or transepidermal water loss through its lipid barrier – it tends to become dehydrated. 

Having said that, most products for dehydration can be used in skin care for dry skin. 

7 Ways To Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Now that you have learnt all the possible causes and symptoms of dehydration – here are 7 simple ways to deeply rejuvenate your skin. 

1. Use Hydrating Serums & Treatments: The most effective way to keep your skin hydrated is by adhering to a morning/nighttime skincare ritual. Use serums infused with water-loving ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Ceramides and others for the best results.  

2. Moisturize Regularly: Even the choicest of hydrating serums will not deliver results if you skimp on your moisturizer. A potent moisturizer forms a protective barrier on the skin, preventing TEWL or transepidermal water loss. This workhorse is integral for maintaining your skin’s water reservoir. 

3. Wear Sunscreen: Harmful UV radiation from the sun can pull the water from your skin, leading to dehydration. To steer clear of this issue, we recommend wearing sunscreen without fail. Additionally, SPF defers skin ageing, prevents tanning and keeps burns at bay. 

4. Keep A Hydrating Mist Or Toner Handy: Need a drink of water for your skin, midday? Keep a hydrating toner or mist in your carry-on. This formulation acts as a pick-me-up for the skin, giving it a big boost of hydration. 

5. Say No To Hot Showers: As tempting as it may seem, hot showers can be counterproductive to your efforts for great skin. Hot water zaps the last morsel of moisture from the dermis, making it dehydrated. 

6. Use A Humidifier: Cold, dry air (especially during winter) can take a toll on your skin, making it lose moisture. This is where a humidifier comes into the picture. It adds moisture molecules into the air, helping restore your skin to its former glory. 

7. Reduce The Intake Of Caffeine: What you consume daily has an impact on your skin’s health. Case in point, coffee is a diuretic that pulls water molecules from the skin, making it dehydrated. The same stands true for alcohol. 

The Best Skincare Routine For Dehydrated Skin

If you grapple with dehydrated skin, here’s a simple, 4-step skincare routine you can follow. 

1. Cleansing With Foxtale’s Hydrating Face Wash: Cleansing removes dirt, grime, and impurities from the pores while ensuring a healthy microbiome for the skin. If your face has been uncomfortably tight or flaky due to dehydration – add Foxtale’s Hydrating Face Wash to your rotation. The formulation carries Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid) and Red Algae Extracts that improve your skin’s capacity to hold water.

Other Reasons To Love Our Hydrating Face Wash 

- It contains gentle surfactants that help melt makeup. 

- Vitamin B5 reduces acne and spots over time. 

- The face wash ensures a thorough cleanse without stripping the skin. 

2. Treatment With Our Hydrating Serum: To deeply rejuvenate and revive your dehydrated skin, try Foxtale’s Hydrating Serum. Infused with Hyaluronic Acid and 5 other humectants, this serum ensures multi-level hydration for the skin. Results? Plump, supple skin in a matter of minutes.

Other Reasons To Love Our Hydrating Serum  

-With regular use, the Daily Hydrating Serum helps soften fine lines, wrinkles, laugh creases, crow’s feet and more. It is one of the best skincare products to age gracefully. 

-Topical application of the serum also helps offset inflammation, redness and rashes on the skin. 

3. Moisturize With Foxtale’s Hydrating Moisturizer 

A potent moisturizer creates a protective barrier on the skin, preventing transepidermal water loss or TEWL. Additionally, this skincare staple prevents premature signs of ageing, soothes inflammation and ensures soft, supple dermis.  

For dehydrated skin, we recommend Foxtale’s innovative Hydrating Moisturizer. It contains Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer and Olive Oil that bind water molecules to the skin, ensuring long-lasting hydration. Ceramides in the formulation bolster the lipid barrier and help double down on the efforts for hydration. 

Other Reasons To Love Foxtale’s Hydrating Moisturizer 

-Ceramides and Vitamin E form a protective barrier on the skin, warding off UV rays, pollutants and other aggressors  

-Barrier Repair Formula boosts the skin’s natural ability to reverse damage 

 4. Sun Protection With Foxtale’s Dewy Sunscreen 

 Sunscreen is non-negotiable, regardless of your skin type and concerns, PERIOD. If your skin loses its moisture quickly to become dehydrated – try Foxtale’s Dewy Sunscreen STAT. The lightweight formula prevents burns, tanning and photoaging while preventing TEWL – thanks to the D-Panthenol on the ingredient list. The best part? The gorgeous dewy radiance the SPF bestows to the skin. Grab this dewy sunscreen for dry skin only at INR 595. 

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