Hydration is key to achieving happy, healthy skin.
What is the difference between dehydrated skin and dry skin?
Dry skin is a skin type. Like 'Oily' or 'Combination' skin, dry skin relates to the skins key characteristics. Those who have dry skin do not produce as much sebum or oil making the skin appear flakey, scaley and dry. Those with dry skin can suffer from common skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, is a condition. Simply meaning your skin doesn't have enough water in it to self-heal. We all know water is good for your overall health but it is vital to securing healthy, hydrated skin.
5 TIPS FOR HYDRATED SKIN
Now that you’ve identified the skin concern it's time to look at ways to achieve healthy hydrated skin with SKINICIAN.
CHOOSE A GENTLE CLEANSER
The first step in your morning and evening routines should always be cleansing. SKINICIAN's Revitalising cleanser is a great option for those with dry skin. This cleanser can be used a no-rinse cleansing option.
ALL SKIN TYPES NEED A MOISTURISER (EVEN OILY SKIN)
Regardless of your skin type, you MUST use a moisturiser if you're hoping to hit the high note when it comes to hydration. It’s essential to pick a moisturiser with hydrating ingredients. Those with dry or dehydrated skin should choose the Revitalising Day Moisturiser or our Advanced Time Delay Moisturiser. Both are formulated to boost skin hydration and contain SPF30. If you have oily skin it's best to choose our Purifying moisturiser. Formulated with Glycerin and Shea Butter to leave your skin soft and hydrated without an oily shine.
TOP TIP: Apply your moisturiser when your skin is damp to help lock in hydration. The same rule applies to your body when you’re applying our body lotion, too!
CHOOSE A HYDRATING SERUM
If you find that your skin soaks up your moisturiser quickly then you may need a little extra boost. Adding a hydrating serum can help take things up a notch. Generally, serums are applied after cleansing but before moisturising and can be used day and night. SKINCIAN's firming serum is a great choice to lock in moisture while firming and smoothing the skin. Formulated with a highly effective Vegetable Collagen, this serum intensely hydrates to leave the skin looking firmer, more youthful and luminous.
INTRODUCE A MASK ONCE A WEEK
Speaking of getting more hydration, face masks are a great option. Choosing the right mask for your skin will help provide your skin with long-lasting hydration and a myriad of benefits. With Hydration in mind, our Revitalising Repair Mask is the perfect fit. This creamy mask dramatically reduces inflammation, calms and restores radiance giving you healthy and youthful skin.
EYE CREAM IS A MUST
Eye creams can be often associated with mature skin. However, just as the skin on your face can lose moisture, so can the skin around your eyes. The skin around your eyes is much thinner and is the most fragile, so looking after that area is vital to youthful looking skin. At SKINICIAN we have two eye creams. Both have ingredients to actively hydrate the under-eye area and giving the skin a more youthful appearance.
The Ageless Peptide Eye Complex is formulated with Next Generation Hyaluronic Spherical Technology, Dermapep™ peptides and Encapsulated Vitamin C. It is the perfect multi-functional product to hydrate the skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Our Advanced Eye Repair Cream is a lightweight triple-action eye cream specially formulated to target the main signs of ageing, reduce puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. Made with a tailored blend of EyeRevite™ and HydraAdvance™ actively fight sagging skin and diminish the appearance of dark circles and fine lines leaving the eyes brighter and more youthful-looking. Added Cucumber extract provides an instant soothing effect.
We hope our top tips can help you achieve hydrated skin this summer! Get professional skincare advice by visiting one of our SKINICIAN salons or dropping us a message on our social channels.