External factors combined with a frenetic lifestyle can undermine the beauty and health of our skin causing loss of hydration and nutrition: here are some effective remedies to counteract the problem of dehydrated skin.
Did you know that during the day our skin loses about 500 milliliters of water? This natural physiological process, combined with the increase of water dispersed due to external agents, can make the skin dry, dehydrated, subject to reddening and more sensitive. Having dehydrated skin is a very common disorder that occurs when the content of water and sebum present in the superficial layer of the epidermis is reduced up to levels below the normal physiological parameters. The hydro-lipid deficiency is reflected in the health of the skin that loses brightness, becoming gray, thin and rough to the touch until it appears, in some cases, desquamated. There are few people who show expression lines and crow’s feet because of a serious condition of dehydration and undernourished skin.
In addition to having aesthetic consequences, dry skin, dehydrated, is no longer able to perform the function of barrier against bacteria, viruses and other harmful substances that can penetrate the body.
But what are the main causes of dehydration?
In addition to a certain genetic predisposition – there are those who have a dry skin and who, on the contrary, fat – the excessive dehydration of the skin is due to multiple factors. These are the most common:
– climate factors such as exposure to UV rays and air conditioning;
– physiological causes (age on all);
– use of drugs for long periods, especially hormones (such as oral contraceptives), chemotherapeutics and diuretics;
– some pathologies such as psoriasis, hypothyroidism, allergies;
– stress ;
– use of aggressive or inadequate cosmetic treatments for the type of leather;
– low-liquid diet.
The 5 most effective remedies for skin dehydration
Here are the main methods to say goodbye to the annoying feeling of the “pulling skin”.
1. Introduce the right amount of liquids
Drinking water, but also including foods that contain it in your diet, is certainly the first advice to follow, especially in summer or when you play sports as sweating causes the body to lose large amounts of liquid and minerals.
Do not underestimate, then, the importance of fat, especially omega 3 (found in fish, oil, and linseed) and omega 6 (grapeseed oil, dried fruit, and legumes). In addition, proteins are also fundamental, especially those contained in fish and dried fruit. Because let’s remember, a dehydrated and not properly nourished skin also accelerates the skin aging process. In this regard, here is a gallery with foods rich in omega 3, not to miss on your table, perfect for your body and your skin!
2. Choose the right cream for your face
Water is responsible for the softness of the skin, its full appearance, and its elasticity. If the skin is not properly hydrated, its tone diminishes, bringing more easily to the appearance of thin and marked wrinkles.
The right ally to counteract the loss of hydration and ensure the right nutrition to the skin is the new Aqualia Thermal Light Cream of Vichy , an isotonic solution – that has the same concentration of minerals and sugars of the water contained in the body’s cells in a state of correct hydration – containing 3 precious ingredients such as Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water , plant sugars and hyaluronic acid in a formulation with 97% of ingredients of natural origin. It is a light and effective cream at the same time, whose mix, the result of the combined action of 15 different mineral salts, Mannose Vegetable and 15% of Mineralizing Thermal Water of Vichy, guarantees a hydration lasting up to 48 hours.
Its formulation rich in salts and sugars in addition to water reminds that of rehydrating drinks commonly used by athletes which, due to intense physical activity, have a greater need to rehydrate. Since every day the body loses nutrients and essential minerals, a rehydrating solution like this is perfect to restore the levels of hydration and prevent loss of firmness, keeping the skin fresh, relaxed and well nourished.
3. Eye to sun, wind and air conditioning …
Whether it’s sunny, weathering, like wind and humidity, or air conditioning, we are faced with dangerous exposures to our skin (and not just in terms of hydration).
Absolutely avoid exposure to the sun without adequate sun protection to protect the skin from UV rays: the sun, in fact, can create more damage in terms of aging over time. A beauty routine that guarantees your skin the right hydration, protection, and nourishment, is the first step to preserve it from external factors and atmospheric agents, including wind, cold and humidity.
In addition to the sun, even air conditioners – especially if kept at almost polar levels – damage the skin and strongly dehydrate it. So avoid staying for too long in cold environments and, in the office or at home, try to limit yourself to using the dehumidifier or the good old good fan. If you really cannot resist the call of air conditioning, use it responsibly and avoid reaching too low temperatures.
4. Avoid washing with too hot water
Try to avoid washing your face with too hot water. In fact, high temperatures tend to dry the skin easily. A jet of cold water – even in winter, yes! – It is a real cure for the skin on your face, especially if it has a tendency to dry out and dehydrates rather easily. Then join a delicate self-massage to the face when the cream is laid, it will help stimulate the skin, reactivating the microcirculation: tap the fingers with an energetic but gentle touch at the same time, starting from the chin up to the forehead. It is a small beauty ritual, useful and relaxing, which will take only a few seconds and will allow you to regenerate the skin on your face.
5. Learn to manage stress
As we have seen, among the causes of a dehydrated skin, we also find the stress that, in reality, is the bearer of a numerous series of physical and psychological disorders. It is, therefore, worthwhile to learn how to manage and control it properly without being overwhelmed.
Where to start? First of all, always carving out a moment for itself. Whether it’s an hour a day or a day a week, in that period of time only program things that make you feel good: read a book, go shopping, indulge in a massage, take a walk with your dog in the middle of nature. All that is capable of raising your endorphins will be beneficial for your serenity, and your skin will thank you too!