Did you know that dry and dehydrated skin are actually two very different things? And the treatment for both can be quite different too. Discover everything you need to know about how to treat dry or dehydrated skin with our expert guide.
Whether defending, restoring, or strengthening, there’s a lot of talk about the skin’s moisture barrier. Here's everything you need to know about the skin's moisture barrier...
Throughout the past few decades, if you had oily and/or acne-prone skin, you were likely told to steer clear of any face oils or products containing oils in their formulas. Not only did this mean transitioning to oil-free formulas, it also meant incorporating harsh, drying astringents into your daily routine. The hope was that you would wake up to a balanced and blemish-free complexion but that was rarely the case.
Ever wonder what’s giving your favorite celeb their famous glow? You know the one we’re talking about- when you look at them, you can’t help but be a little jealous of their plump, youthful complexion that seems to radiate without even trying. It’s the type of glow that might encourage you to try a 'No Makeup' Makeup look or even ditch foundation for the day (if that’s your thing). The glowy, fountain of youth praised by celebrities and dermatologists alike? It’s Hyaluronic acid and you already have it inside of you.
When it comes to aging skin, most people agree that they would like to age as gracefully as possible. The changes you see as you age can depend on several factors like genetics and sun exposure, however; if you develop healthy skin habits, you might be able to focus on prevention more than reversal.
There are several misconceptions about 'dry' skin. First of all, let’s be clear, dehydrated skin is not the same as skin that lacks oil. Dry skin lacks oil and is a skin type. Dehydration occurs when there is a lack of water in the skin. It is not a skin type but rather a condition that can come and go depending on the weather, medication, diet, alcohol and caffeine intake, not drinking enough water and/or not keeping the skin protected and moisturized. Even mild dehydration can affect the look and health of the skin.
It's estimated that up to 90% of individuals’ skin has surface dehydration. You might be unaware that you are a part of this majority because the symptoms of dehydrating go beyond dry, flaky skin.
As we welcome the new year we turn our focus to one of the most important aspects of our skin’s health: Hydration. Hydration is essential for the overall health of one’s body but is also an important step towards healthy, glowing skin. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is a great way to keep the skin plump and hydrated and flush any unnecessary toxins from the body. While drinking enough liquids to help our skin function properly is crucial, often times our skin needs an additional boost of hydration in the form of a moisturizer or hydrator.