Our skin loses water every day. It’s typical! But if you lose too much, your skin will become dehydrated, which can cause sensitivity and irritation. With our straightforward guide, you can learn to identify the symptoms of dry skin and maintain healthy-looking skin.

What causes dehydrated skin?

Dehydrated skin may result from a variety of factors. Air conditioning, the environment, lack of sleep, not drinking enough water, too hot showers, and neglecting your gentle skincare routine all rob our skin of moisture. Dehydration affects all skin types, including oily skin, and is brought on by a lack of water in the skin. Your skin loses moisture if the surrounding air is dry or windy. With our advice and products, which were developed with your dry skin in mind, you can restore the skin’s equilibrium and hydrate it.

“Once you realise that a lack of water is to blame for your skin’s sensitivity, it can be simple to fix”.

Signs of Dehydrated Skin

What dehydrated skin feels like:

  • Sensitive
  • Tight
  • Dry
  • Rough

What dehydrated skin looks like:

  • Dull
  • Rough
  • Flaky
  • Scaly

Tips to deal with dehydrated skin

1. Drink lots of water

We know it! Bet we could all drink a bit more though, right? Don’t like the taste? Add a sprig of mint and a slice of lemon to spruce it up. Fancy something hot? Go for a mug of hot water, ginger, and lemon for a tasty way to get your fix.

2. Stay humid

Air conditioning can often be what causes dehydrated skin on your face and body. They dry out the air around us, sapping water from our skin. As a general FYI, the more moisture in the air, the less water will evaporate from your skin. Try a humidifier during the winter months and pick products that boost water levels in your skin like Clamentine Moisturizer, which is light, fresh, and hydrates all day.

3. Cleanse post-workout

Exercise is great for boosting circulation and giving skin a glowing appearance, but sweat, mixed with make-up and daily grime, can cause skin irritation. When you sweat, you’re naturally losing water and minerals from your skin. Our advice? Cleanse before and after you exercise to rid your skin of dirt, make-up, and sweat. Follow this up by applying a hydrating moisturizer to keep water levels topped up, and don’t forget to drink up. Stash a mini version of your favourite skincare for dehydrated skin, like a Clamentine Cleanser and Clamentine Moisturizer, in your gym bag.

4. Moisturise damp skin

Smooth on your moisturizer within a few minutes of getting out of the shower, to help make the most of that surface moisture on the skin before it has a chance to evaporate. Moisturizers can act like magnets within the skin, drawing in moisture from the cream on the surface and holding it there. Clamentine Moisturizer has been specially formulated for dehydrated skin.

5. Be travel savvy with skincare for dehydrated skin

Dry air, low humidity levels and air conditioning from airports and aeroplane cabins can disrupt your skin’s moisture balance. Avoid the signs of dehydrated skin on your holiday by planning how to deal with dehydrated skin from the get-go. Layer up on moisture-rich products before you fly.

So, even though we can all experience the signs of dehydrated skin at times, a balanced skincare routine and a few small tweaks to your daily lifestyle mean skin will feel hydrated, and happy, in no time.