Tips for hydration from Christina, a licensed Renude aesthetician
As a licensed aesthetician, I'm here to share the key differences between dry and dehydrated skin. I’ll also share some expert advice on how to care for and restore moisture to the skin. With a few simple changes to your skincare routine and the right moisturising techniques, you achieve that rejuvenated and radiant complexion.
Dry skin and dehydration are two distinct conditions, although they can sometimes coexist or share similar symptoms. Understanding the difference between the two is crucial for proper skin care and treatment:
Dry skin is characterised by a lack of oil production. People with dry skin typically have fewer oil glands, which leads to inadequate oil secretion and a compromised skin barrier. Dry skin can be a chronic condition that requires consistent care to maintain moisture levels.
Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, is a temporary skin condition that occurs when the skin lacks water or moisture. It can affect any skin type, including oily and combination skin. Dehydration is a result of external factors, lifestyle choices, and/or environmental conditions and can be rectified with proper hydration and skin care practices.
To address dry skin, it's essential to focus on optimising the skin barrier first, followed by nourishing and replenishing the skin's lipids by applying moisturisers rich in cholesterol & ceramides which are hydrating ingredients that lock in moisture. Dry skin benefits from a range of emollients and occlusives that help seal in hydration. Alongside skincare, consuming a whole foods diet, rich in omegas, and healthy fats will strengthen the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated for longer.
For dehydrated skin, the primary goal is to restore moisture levels by increasing water content in the skin. This involves using hydrating products that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, & B5 panthenol. Additionally, drinking an adequate amount of water and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can significantly impact hydration levels.
Remember, if you're unsure about your skin type or condition, consulting with a Renude aesthetician is always recommended. They can provide personalised guidance and recommend appropriate products and treatments for your specific needs. Take our skin quiz to get started!
Tip: Apply hyaluronic acid-based products to damp skin for maximum absorption. They are what we call humectants and these ingredients love water, working it's best in damp environments i.e when the skin is wet However, don't forget to seal this in with a moisturiser as it can have the adverse effect of transepidermal water loss which is pulling more water from the skin. YIKES!
Renude Recommends: Avene Soothing Radiance Mask or Allies of Skin Peptides and Antioxidants firming daily treatment
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of skincare products out there and would like to help figure out what your skin needs, we’re here to help. Take our skin quiz, followed by a complimentary skin consultation with me or one of our licensed aestheticians to start your Renude skin journey today.
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