In addition to typically being dull, dehydrated and dry skin is also rough to the touch and shows signs of flaking. This type of skin affects all skin tones and almost all age groups. Fortunately, the use of a moisturizer for dehydrated skin can restore softness and suppleness.
Characteristics of Dehydrated and Dry Skin.
Pathological dehydrated, or dry skin is different from physiological dry skin. The latter is related to the skin's constitution and genetic constraints. It can be influenced by climatic variations and dietary factors.
Dry skin is characterized by a hydrolipidic deficiency. The protective film on the surface of the skin, composed of a mixture of fatty acids (sebum) and water, is weakened. If the skin suffers from dryness, it is because it has lost its capacity to retain water, which evaporates rapidly. The surface lipids, produced in smaller quantities, no longer form a homogeneous barrier. This alteration of the skin's barrier function allows external aggressions and irritating agents (pollution, allergenic particles, etc.) to penetrate more deeply into the epidermis. The skin then becomes more vulnerable and reactive. It then becomes irritated more quickly and more intensely.
This type of skin can be recognized by the different sensations of discomfort felt by the person. Dry skin is characterized by unpleasant itching or tightness, even after showering, a fine, and regular skin texture, a lack of suppleness, as well as the presence of red and rough areas. Expression lines may also be more apparent and the complexion lacks radiance.
What Skincare Products Should I Use?
The best products for dehydrated skin are moisturizing creams and lotions, applied in your facial skincare routine. These are essential to restore the skin's barrier function, to allow the skin to retain its moisture, to restore the suppleness of the epidermis and to soothe feelings of discomfort. At Typology, we have designed a range of products adapted for dry skin:
The moisturizer for dehydrated and dry skin.
The moisturizing face cream with 9 ingredients is also formulated to treat dry skin. Its active ingredients moisturize, nourish, purify, calm irritations and prevent bacterial proliferation. Some ingredients in this cream are also antioxidants. They delay the effects of aging and the appearance of marks, such as wrinkles and fine lines, by restoring the skin's suppleness and tone.
The nourishing cream for dehydrated dry skin.
To regain its suppleness and radiance, dry skin, skincare for dehydrated skin must be nourishing. To achieve this, you can use anourishing cream based on hyaluronic acid and shea butter. Hyaluronic acid is known for its plumping and regenerating effect on damaged skin cells. It also revitalizes the epidermal layers to smooth the skin. Shea butter, on the other hand, repairs desquamation. It is rich in vitamins A, D, E and F which nourish the skin, calm tightness and moisturize the skin in depth. This nourishing care also contains squalane which prevents the evaporation of water and plum oil, which is appreciated for its antioxidant virtues.
Creams for Dry Skin: Contraindications
The use of these products for dehydrated skin is contraindicated in case of allergy to one of the ingredients. If you suffer from a latex allergy, avoid using the shea butter cream. The same applies if your skin is intolerant to coconut and its derivatives. If your skin has rashes such as acne, which is quite rare for dry skin, it is not recommended to use the cream containing coconut oil.