A must know for all with dry skin
Looking for a quick fix for your dry or dehydrated skin?
In this week’s series, learn more about the difference between the two and get expert tips on how to naturally restore your skin’s moisture levels!
Well, back to the question: Does showering really help to hydrate your skin?
No. Not really!
Showering only hydrates our skin on the surface as our skin is water-resistant. No matter how long a shower, or how hot a shower we take, the water is unable to penetrate our skin any further than the stratum corneum!
In fact, taking hot showers are known to dry out your skin even further!
Then how do we hydrate our dry skin? Well, we often hear the terms ‘dry skin’ and ‘dehydrated skin’ interchangeable, but they actually mean two completely different things!
Is your Dry Skin a Skin Type or Skin Condition?
I know that you know that hydration is an essential in any skincare routine. Which is why it is essential to understand the basics: whether your skin is dry or just dehydrated.
Dry skin is a permanent skin type while dehydration skin is a temporary skin condition. If your skin is often lacklustre due to genetics or inadequate sebum production, you may have a dry skin type. This means your skin is severely lacking moisture.
What’s the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?
On the other hand, dehydrated skin may be attributed to lack a of hydration and can be easily fixed with personalized skincare just for dehydrated skin and change in lifestyle, with some changes in the diet, environment, and/or the right use of skincare products.
Drinking water DOES help!
With dehydrated skin, the lack of water can give you a dry, flaky, dull, and/or oily appearance.
In fact, dehydrated skin may appear oily as the skin makes up for the excessive lack of water or moisture by producing more oil, or as it is clinically called – sebum, to reduce water loss to the environment.
Hence, many dehydrated skin types are falsely categorized under oily skin!
Furthermore, the excess oil on the skin can cause breakouts and a risk of irritation.
Don’t just drink water to hydrate your skin
So, if showering does not hydrate our skin, will drinking water do? Drinking water definitely improves the elasticity of our skin resulting in fewer wrinkles.
Water also helps to flush out the toxins in our body and hydrates our body overall but it is not enough to save our skin from dehydration as our skin is the last organ to absorb hydration.
Knowing that dehydrated skin needs water and not oil, it is important to choose the right products that are hydrating which are rich in water and not in oil.
Look out for these hydrating ingredients
There are many trending hydrating ingredients. Look out for ingredients that help to bind and retain moisture; keeping your skin hydrated for a longer period.
Saccharide Isomerate is a natural ingredient that strengthens the skin barrier and helps to improve long term hydration.
Derived from kernel corn, Saccharide Isomerate is a prebiotic skin-identical sugar complex. It helps deep hydration for up to 72 hours. It is such a powerful active that it is able to greatly improve the skin microbiome diversity for a healthy skin barrier in just 7 days.
When your skin is regularly hydrated with the right products, you will get a healthy, smooth, and plump complexion – and who doesn’t want that!
Invest in good quality, clean products
The SUPER HYDRATING BOOSTER which contains Saccharide Isomerate is gentle on for all skin types and helps to strengthen the skin barrier and improves long-term hydration.
For those who have redness on their face, you can opt for our SKIN SOOTHING & HYDRATING BOOSTER.
Besides offering long-lasting hydration, the additional ingredient, Canadian Willowherb™ helps to reduce skin redness within 30 minutes of use and the results from the consumers experience is very encouraging as they experience a reduction in blemishes and their skin is clearer in just 4 weeks.
Another booster packed with Saccharide Isomerate is our SKIN GLOWING & HYDRATING BOOSTER, uniquely formulated with a blend of rose essential, keeps skin glowing and moisturized, improves skin complexion, and reduces the visible signs of stress & fatigue. Leaving your skin relaxed and refreshed.