All skin types have their peculiarities and their little sides that are sometimes difficult to manage! When we have oily skin, our sebaceous glands produce too much sebum and our face tends to always glow. When you have acne, you never really know what to do to get rid of it and keep scars. When we have sensitive and reactive skin, the slightest ray of sunlight that is a little too strong gives us red skin. Ditto in winter! Then when you have dehydrated skin, you are in permanent discomfort. The skin itches and feels tight, we don't know what to do to relieve it!
Today, we'll explain everything about dehydrated skin and how to take care of it to regain comfort!
What are the signs of dehydrated skin?
To begin with, know that dry skin is not necessarily dehydrated skin and vice versa! Dry skin is dry in nature. The sebaceous glands that constitute it have a relatively low production of sebum. The protective film of the skin, which maintains our natural hydration, is therefore very thin. It does not perform its role of moisturizer and protector very well ... This is why dry skin is more prone to external aggressions than normal or oily skin.
Dehydrated skin is lacking in water. Dehydration is a temporary skin condition that can improve if a good routine is put in place quickly! The most important thing is to find out which products to use to provide the skin with the hydration it needs so that its hydrolipidic film remains intact.
More concretely, dehydrated skin is very uncomfortable skin. It feels tight and in some cases itches. Skin lacking water is regularly rough to the touch and very sensitive. She reacts badly to heat, cold, water that is too hard or too hot, and beauty products that do not suit her.
What are the consequences of dehydrated skin?
Dehydrated skin can happen in any skin type! Normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, and mature skin can all become dehydrated at one time or another.
In the body, we notice a dehydrated skin in its appearance. In lack of water, the skin is often cracked, this is more commonly called "snakeskin". Other consequences of a lack of water: feelings of tightness and itching. You are also very likely to experience severe peeling. This process of peeling of the skin is quite normal, the skin regenerates itself and eliminates dead skin. It's a bit like when your skin peels after a sunburn. This is a normal process but it increases tenfold when the skin is dehydrated! The superficial layers will come off and fall into small pieces.
On the face, the skin is clearly lacking in radiance and its complexion is dull. It also peels off more than normal. The skin feels tight, it is uncomfortable, just like the skin of the body.
What moisturizes the skin the most?
To hydrate your skin, the best is to turn to a beauty routine that is as natural as possible. Most of the time, conventional brand face and body moisturizers only provide superficial hydration to the skin. Their moisturizing ingredients are mineral oils or silicones which on the one hand are not good for our skin but also give us false hydration! Not to mention their impact on the environment… No benefit with these products!
The best way to hydrate, nourish and therefore plump the skin is to use natural products! You can even make homemade cosmetics with very simple ingredients to deeply hydrate your skin. Blends of vegetable oils such as sweet almond, avocado, macadamia or coconut oil will provide you with all the essential fatty acids needed for well hydrated skin.
To continue with the raw ingredients: vegetable butters! Shea, coconut, mango or cocoa butters are perfect. Rich in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, they give pride of place to our skin. Hydrated, repaired, nourished, healed, our skin recovers all its radiance and suppleness.
Of course, some textures are more suitable in winter and others in summer! In fact, we invite you to read our tips for moisturizing your skin in summer.
Our advice for nourishing your skin with natural and organic products
Why moisturize your skin? Quite simply to protect it from external aggressions by providing it with a quality protective film! For this, you can use all of our organic moisturizing creams and serums. Each of our Kadalys products has been formulated in a natural way, respecting the principles of green chemistry and eco-extraction (no use of chemical solvents and harmfuls for our skin and our planet) with raw ingredients from organic farming, in order to minimize the impact on the environment.
Our ranges correspond to all skin types and guarantee you beautiful hydrated and nourished skin from the first use. This is also the advantage of organic and natural products, they act quickly and provide you with long-lasting hydration. No more dehydrated skin!
So how do you choose effective natural products? Start by looking at the labels, they allow us to avoid greenwashing! Greenwashing is a great marketing method that aims to make everything "green" to fool consumers and make them buy products that are not really organic or natural. Labels are often affixed to packaging or products. Try to find the one from ECOCERT, COSMEBIO or Organic Farming for example!
If you're a little more savvy and comfortable with product mix lists, take a look at them. If in the first few lines you see the words “paraben”, “alcohol”, “PEG”, “paraffinum liquidum” or even “silicone”, the product in question will not be moisturizing at all! It will give you the fake hydration we talked about above.
Please note, not all organic and natural products have a label. Labels are quite difficult to obtain and are often not given financially. The easiest way is to trust a brand that you know and that you like! Cosmetics are above all a sensory pleasure, aren't they?
How to choose your moisturizer?
Hydration of the body or face can be done with a moisturizer or an oil. It's up to you to choose what suits you best in terms of material, smell, skin type, needs, ... etc!
Our Comforting Moisturizer ticks all the necessary boxes to meet the needs of all skin types, especially those of sensitive and dehydrated skin.
It replenishes the hydration and nutrition of the skin of the skin thanks to the hyaluronic acid and the mango it contains.
It soothes tightness and therefore itching.
It protects the skin against external aggressions.
Ideal for all seasons, it leaves no greasy film and easily penetrates the skin. 100% of people who tested the cream found soothing and comfort.
Last significant asset: our organic moisturizer can also be used as a regenerating mask. Apply it in a thick layer on your face and let the ingredients plump, regenerate and hydrate your skin.
Well hydrated skin also means skin that ages more slowly! So, regardless of the season, don't skimp on hydration!