Dehydration is not a skin type but a side effect of not having enough water in the body. You can often tell if your skin is dehydrated by the way it absorbs products; dehydrated skin often drinks in moisturisers easily while still feeling like it needs more. It may also feel very tight when you get out of the shower and look flat and dull.
Caring for dehydrated skin
It’s important to provide dehydrated skin with adequate moisture to protect it from damage. Once you have identified that your skin is dehydrated, you can use the appropriate body lotions and moisturisers to hydrate it. You should also try to drink around six to eight glasses of water a day to hydrate the skin from the inside.
Best moisturiser and skin care products
Dry skin care
Sanex’s Zero% Dry Skin Shower Gel can help keep your skin moisturised and healthy with natural moisturisers and fewer chemicals.
Dehydrated skin care
A great way of quenching the needs of thirsty and dehydrated skin is with a moisturising body wash like Sanex’s Dermo Pro-Hydrate Shower Gel. It’s ideal for normal to dry skin types and helps replenish the skin’s protective barrier while maintaining its natural Ph balance – both of which can be compromised when the skin is dehydrated.