Your skin has been lying to you. For years it’s been telling you that it’s dry. It feels sensitive, tight, and itchy. It looks dull and irritated. And yet facial oils and balms don’t seem to work. What gives? It could be that your skin is not dry, but rather dehydrated and in desperate need of nature’s signature drink—water.
That’s right, there’s a difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin is a universal condition. We all naturally lose water through the top layer of our skin, causing it to feel tight and dry. To make matters worse, dehydration exacerbates the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and can cause breakouts, irritation, and dry patches. Even oily skin can become dehydrated, feeling both oily and dry at the same time. To make matters worse, the condition is heightened by stress, air-conditioned or heated environments, air travel, exercise, caffeine and alcohol consumption, and, simply, living in an urban environment.
But take heart! There are some things you can do to help combat dehydration.
Additionally, use a water-rich cream that locks in both water and moisture, such as our new Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream. We crafted this nourishing cream with more than 50% coconut water, a liquid miracle worker packed with benefits including: Antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, minerals, and phyto-nutrients to nourish and hydrate the skin.