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How to keep your skin hydrated?

There are many products and treatments promising hydrated skin, but what does this mean?

To look good and feel healthy, the skin needs water, or said otherwise, it has to be hydrated. Our skin has a built-in-barrier to hold in water, but unfortunately there are many factors that can make the skin look dehydrated, and that is one of the many reasons why we need a proper skin care routine.

Simply said, the skin gets dehydrated, if the cells lose too much water. If this happens, the skin starts looking dull, and loses its luster.

Dry skin is not only bad looking, but it can also feel itchy and cracked. This is what makes hydration so important.

Before we proceed with some tips to keep your skin fresh and hydrated, let’s look at some of the reasons for which the skin loses hydration.

Often, the things you do, or don’t do, reflect on the condition of your skin. Dehydration can be caused by:

  • Spending time in the heat or in the cold;
  • Harsh soaps and chemicals;
  • Too much exfoliation;
  • Not drinking water;

While those are some easy to fix problems, there are also some medical conditions that can lead to dehydrated skin, such as:

  • Thyroid disease
  • Menopause
  • Diabetes;
  • Poor nutrition

What’s the difference between Dehydrated and Dry skin?

While dehydrated skin lacks water, dry skin lacks sebum. Here are the main differences in the symptoms of both:

Dry skin

  • Itchiness
  • Redness
    Flaky skin
  • Irritation

Dehydrated skin

  • Dull looking
  • Dark circles and shadows around the eyes
  • Itchiness
  • Appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dry mouth
  • Puffy eyes
  • Sensitive skin

How to keep your skin hydrated?

  1. Drink water

As simple as it sounds, drinking the right amount of water is extremely important to keep your skin healthy and good-looking. How much water your body needs depends on your weight and daily activities. However, water is important not only for the good appearance of your skin, but also for the overall health of your body.

  1. Use Hydrating Skin care Products

Of course, to keep your skin hydrated, you must have the right skin care routine. Skin products containing agents like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, urea and ammonium lactate can preserve the skin.

Here are some of the most popular hydrating ingredients:

Hyaluronic Acid

It plays a very important role in the hydration of the skin, and maintaining its elasticity. It has unique water-binding properties that help to replenish the skin. Furthermore, it also helps prevent the skin from early signs of aging.


Glycerin is another popular ingredient in the skin care industry, with many hydrating properties. It attracts moisture from the environment onto the surface of the skin.


Urea loosens the protein, relieving the skin itchiness and roughness.

  1. Avoid very hot showers

Hot baths can also cause skin dehydration. Hot water can eradicate the skin barrier, which can result in loss of moisture and necessary oils.

  1. Use face masks and sheets

You can include hydrating face masks in your skin care routine. Usually, they are packed with hydrating ingredients that can keep your skin hydrated, and good-looking.

  1. Use humidifier

Depending on the weather, and the air condition, you can also use a humidifier. It can be extremely helpful, especially during the cold winter months, when the air is dry.

  1. Don’t forget about the sunscreen

Sunscreen is a must during the whole year. Otherwise, your skin is exposed to UVA and UVB, leading to skin dehydration, losing moisture and breaking down collagen and elastin. The skin loses its strength and elasticity, and starts showing signs of aging. To avoid this, include sunscreen in your daily skin care routine.

  1. A proper diet

As we already mentioned, the good appearance of the skin is a part of the overall health of the body. Because of this, it is also important to keep a proper diet, to keep your skin good-looking and hydrated.

Include more fruits and vegetables, as they are not only beneficial for the skin, but in many other ways. Foods rich in vitamin C are good for maintaining the skin texture, and foods rich in vitamin A, and vitamin B are essential for the overall skin health.

Skin treatment for hydrated skin

As we already said, the skin can lose its hydration because of many different reasons. Of course, drinking water, and eating fruits and vegetables are good for your health, but there are also some innovative skin treatments that can help you achieve the healthy and good-looking appearance of the skin. Hydrafacial is one of these treatments.

Hydrafacial has many benefits for the skin, and is a popular treatment among people of all ages. In about 30 minutes, you can get clear and hydrated skin.

What is so good about Hydrafacial is that it works on all skin types, and can help you fight acne, as well as too dry or too oily skin. It is an effective treatment with great outcomes, and no downtime. Furthermore, only a few treatments are required for achieving optimum results, but you can see the difference even from the first treatment.

Here at Skin Innovation Clinic, you can get Hydrafacial, as well as a wide range of other skin treatments that can help you achieve the healthy appearance of the skin you are looking for.

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