From freezing temperatures outside to dry heated air, in the col season it can be extremely difficult to avoid factors that assault your skin. Once skin discomfort is felt, you get the impression that the skin becomes dry, even if your skin type is not part of this typology. Chances are that your skin actually be dehydrated, and that often the terms are used interchangeably just makes you induce further into error.
While dehydrated skin is, as you probably guessed, a shortage of water, dry skin lacks an optimal level of oils that form a natural lipid barrier to protect the skin. And the distinction between dry and dehydrated skin does not stop there: While dry skin is a standalone category, dehydration can affect other skin types. For example, oily skin or mixed can often be dehydrated, which can give you big headaches if you make it hard for you to keep the sebum under control but continue to attack the problem of dehydration using products designed to increase the lipid layer of the skin. The main cause of dehydration represents, of course, lack of water in the body. Whether your skin is unable to hold water or, simply, the amount of water you consume is insufficient, dehydration is first felt in the skin. Inside, pains frequent headaches and tiredness are another sign of dehydration.
If you’re wondering how you can determine if your skin is dry or dehydrated, think about the way you feel your skin immediately after a shower. If after a period of state in steam your skin look refreshed, uniform and bright likely that dehydration is the problem which must find a solution. And if, on the contrary, in contact with water or water vapor your skin gets red, irritated and your skin begs for a drop of serum or cream, then chances are that your skin is dry. Fine wrinkles and gray pallor of the skin are two other clues that can help you recognize dry skin.
Rescuers glycerin and hyaluronic acid: Although glycerin has gained a reputation slightly out dated, this classic ingredient fully justifies its longevity in cosmetics. Glycerin has the ability to draw water from both outside and in the deeper layers of skin, but also has a proven action in increasing skin elasticity. Whatever type of skin you have, make sure your skin care products have a high concentration of glycerin.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin, but its supplementation increases the level of hydration and gives instant revitalized look and fill superficial wrinkles. Its action is amazing because each molecule of hyaluronic acid has the ability to capture a quantity of water 1000 times greater than its own weight, with visible results immediately. Choose an emollient cream with hyaluronic acid vials or if you choose, make sure you apply it correctly: massage a few drops of hyaluronic acid in the skin slightly damp, then applying a layer of cream. Because hyaluronic acid is a humectant, it absorbs moisture around, and if you work in an environment with dry air, then its action may be directed in the opposite direction.
Once you know what products you have to choose, the battle is half won. But do not limit yourself to the action of humectants glycerin or hyaluronic acid and spoil yourself with a relaxing mask so that the thirst of your skin to drink enough water to be finally appeased.