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Dehydrated Skin

Definition: Recurring but punctual and reversible phenomenon, corresponding to a failure of the hydrolipidic barrier which is no longer able to retain water. It manifests itself by a loss of radiance and comfort that translates into a feeling of tightness, particularly after cleansing or showering. All skin types can experience episodes of dehydration.
Internal and external causes: Environmental factors (cold, wind, pollution, sun, etc...), stress, fatigue, smoking, insufficient hydration, alcohol consumption, use of cosmetic products that are too aggressive / stripping, taking certain medications (anti-cholesterol, anti-acne, etc...), menopause, skin aging.
How to reduce or eliminate: Use formulas rich in humectant and emollient ingredients (glycerin, urea, polyglutamic acid, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, etc.).
Preventative steps to take: Drink at least 1.5 liters of water every day; avoid overheated or air-conditioned rooms; choose non-aggressive skin care products; apply a moisturizer day and night; protect yourself from UV rays; favor gentle care products; remember to properly clean and remove your face at night.

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