Treating Dehydrated Skin - Skin Innovation

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Treating Dehydrated Skin

Nobody likes that tight, itchy feeling, especially when it comes over unexpectedly. Dehydrated skin is a nuisance, affecting both men and women, but no need to stress, there are many ways to get back your soft skin and natural glow.

Now, dehydrated skin is not the same as dry skin. The former lacks water, while the latter lacks oil. It’s even possible to have dehydrated skin that still produces an excessive amount of oil, leading to acne and breakouts.

Dry Vs. Dehydrated Skin

Let’s go in a little more detail. There are five skin types, and dehydration can occur in all of them. However, it’s most helpful for us to identify dry, dehydrated and combination skin, and to tailor our skincare in response.
Dry skin is usually easy to recognise. It feels tight, dry and has no oil. This can be exacerbated by the climate, season, activities and more. It requires its own proper skincare routine, which you can read about by tapping this link.
Combination skin means you have both oily and dry areas. Skin is commonly oily on the nose, cheeks and forehead but dry across the cheeks.
Meanwhile, dehydrated skin has the same dull, itchy feeling as dry skin, but is temporary, brought on by a number of factors.

Product Problems

You might think this skin problem is caused by abrasive scrubs and stiff-bristled cleansing brushes. They definitely don’t help, but dehydration is more likely a result of the wrong skincare routine. Many products contain harsh ingredients that disturb the skin barrier, which we need to protect to have healthy, happy skin.
For example, harsh ingredients like alcohol, peppermint and fragrances can dry out the surface of the skin, as well as stimulate excess oil production. You’re left with skin that feels uncomfortably dry but also oily, clogging up pores and bringing you out in spots.
Different people respond to different products, so look out for what causes a reaction in your skin. In general, we recommend:

  • Using gentle cleansers
  • Abandoning harsh scrubs
  • Finding a hydrating toner
  • Using boosters, serums and moisturisers with hydrating ingredients

Finding the proper skin routine will help you restore your dehydrated skin to its original radiance.

Skin Treatments

Alternatively, you might benefit from our range of skin treatments. They give you clearer, more hydrated skin, with immediate results and no downtime!


The five-step Hydrafacial is a real favourite. It’s gentle and painless, cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating the skin. The multi-step process deals with a whole range of problems aside from dehydration, including:

  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Clogged pores
  • Blackheads
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Redness
  • Uneven tone

After 30 minutes of treatment, your skin will look and feel more radiant and refreshed. For the best results, we recommend you have a course of six sessions.

AlumierMD Facial

AlumierMD is renowned for its medical-grade skincare, including facial and skin peel treatments. At Skin Innovation, our specialists will help you find the best facial for you, whether it’s a deep moisture treatment, aqua infusion, enzyme retexturing or refining clay treatment.
Each one will help you hydrate your skin, as well as reduce excess oil and the appearance of blemishes.

AlumierMD Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a form of deep exfoliation, addressing dehydrated skin, acne, acne scars and signs of ageing. There are many different types of peel, but for dehydration, we recommend the AlumierMD Glow Peel.


Dermalux LED is a relaxing, painless treatment where you lie under expertly placed lights. These deliver different wavelengths, triggering a skin-enhancing process.
It’s a safe, chemical-free process that doesn’t involve harmful UV and is designed to treat signs of ageing, acne, rosacea, pigmentation and, of course, dehydration.

Skin Innovation

What if you don’t know if you have dry skin or dehydrated skin?
This is a real obstacle to locating the right treatment, so we recommend visiting our Skin Innovation specialists for a free consultation. Our experts will show you the right way forward, whether it’s a skincare overhaul or one of our most effective treatments.

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