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We know your dry and dehydrated skin is getting you down. It can be uncomfortable, itchy, and tight. You would think that treating dry skin is easy because it’s so common. But a lot of products out there contain harsh chemicals that dry your skin out even more.

What is Dehydrated Skin?

Your skin needs moisture to remain supple, healthy, and glowing. So what does it mean when your skin loses this moisture? Dehydrated skin occurs when the outer protective layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum, loses moisture. It’s entirely normal for your skin to lose moisture on a daily basis, but when your skin loses more water than normal, this is when dehydration comes into play. Dehydrated skin means that your skin doesn’t have the amount of water it needs.

Dry vs Dehydrated Skin

It’s extremely important to distinguish between dry and dehydrated skin because both will require different treatments and attention. You may think that skin lacking in moisture results in dry skin, but the two are very different. While dehydrated skin can look dry, it’s not the same as having dry skin.

Dehydrated skin lacks water, whereas dry skin lacks certain oils. Dry skin is a skin type in the same way that oily or blemished skin is. Therefore, it needs relevant skin care for dry skin specifically.

On the other hand, Dehydrated skin is a condition of the skin that can be rectified by ensuring your skin gets the water it’s lacking.

Causes Of Dehydrated or Dry Skin

There are many factors that can be causing your dry or dehydrated skin. These could be:

  • Lack of nutrients
  • Inflammation
  • Dehydration leading to dry skin
  • Overuse of chemicals or physical exfoliants

All of the above can result in removing moisture from the skin, irritating the skin, reducing a healthy blood flow, and, in turn, leading to a compromised lipid (skin) barrier.

If your skin is chronically dehydrated this can lead to inflammation, premature aging (resulting in you dealing with dehydrated aging skin), dullness, and uneven texture.

Environmental Factors

  • Change in weather. Harsh weather can easily cause dry or dehydrated skin, especially when temperatures plummet. Change in weather also means it’s more likely to have your skin dry out from a shift of location, such as from a heated car interior to cold air outside.
  • Exposure to heat. If you’re sat directly in front of a heater or fireplace, this can dry out your skin.

Lifestyle Choices

  • Using the wrong skincare products. If you have a dry skin type, you need to ensure you’re using products suited for that. You shouldn’t be using skincare products that are tailored for oily skin, for example.
  • Hot baths and showers. Spending time in a hot and steamy bathroom in a sauna-like environment, or taking long showers or baths, can all serve to dry out your skin.
  • Failing to moisturise. If you have dry or dehydrated skin in need of moisture, then moisturiser is a must-have product in your skincare routine. Neglecting to moisturise can only make your skin condition worse.
  • Not drinking enough water. You need to ensure your body and skin stays hydrated with the right amount of daily water. Your skin can become dehydrated if you’re not drinking enough water.

Best Ingredients

Some of the top ingredients to explore for dry or dehydrated skin include:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: great for both dehydrated and dry skin. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates your skin resulting in a more radiant and youthful appearance.
  • Avocado Oil: is perfect for dry skin. Providing deep nourishment leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.
  • Sea Buckthorn Oil: is deeply hydrating, prevents moisture loss, and is effective at protecting skin from harsh weather. Making it ideal for both dry and dehydrated skin.
  • Raspberry Seed Oil: this oil moisturises, hydrates, and softens skin whilst helping to reduce inflammation and redness. Making it ideal for both dehydrated and dry skin.

How to Treat 

Treating dry and dehydrated skin is about finding the balance between the external products you apply and how you’re treating your body and skin from within. A good place to start with dehydrated skin is altering your diet and lifestyle to cut out any dehydrating food and drink (like coffee and alcohol) and make sure you have a water-rich diet with fresh fruit and vegetables.

You should then be sure to use gentle skincare products, washes, and exfoliants tailored for dehydrated and dry skin, being sure to avoid any harsh chemicals.

Osmosis Dry & Dehydrated Skin Products

Osmosis skincare products have been formulated to replenish moisture deep beneath your skin’s surface. Ingredients from botanical sources like avocado oil and flax strengthen your skin’s protective lipid barrier. Our activating mist Boost contains hyaluronic acid, which aids hydration and contains anti-aging properties to lock in moisture and prevent future dehydration.

Lift-Away Cleansing Balm

Our non-toxic face wash is a great cleanser for dry skin. Not only does it purify your skin without drying it out, it also provides a natural source of nourishment that will soothe your skin even as you wash your face.

Boost Activating Mist

Osmosis Boost Peptide Activating Mist is enriched with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5 to nourish the skin, provide hydration and enhance the penetration of all serums.

Avocado Oil

Packed with rich nutrients, fatty acids, vitamins, proteins and minerals. Our cold-pressed organic avocado oil hydrates and rebalances deep into the dermal layer of the skin to protect from moisture loss and environmental aggressors. Containing ingredients such as avocado oil, sea buckthorn, and raspberry seed oil.

Enrich Restorative Face & Neck Cream

Wake up to radiance with the Osmosis Enrich decadent night cream full of apricot oil, mangostin, and blueberry that holistically calm and nourish skin. 

Why Choose Osmosis Skincare?

All our skincare products contain doctor-developed formulas to encourage healthy blood flow, collagen production, and cellular repair.

Get a treatment that will give you permanent results because life is better when you’re not worrying about your skin. 

If you’d like to discuss your skin concern book a 30-minute Zoom Consultation with one of our Professional Osmosis Skin Therapists.


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