Updated: Aug 11, 2021
Dry and dehydrated skin requires products that hydrate and help the skin retain moisture.
As we discussed in our "Say Goodbye to Dry Skin" article, dehydrated skin is often mistaken for dry skin. Dry skin lacks sebum on the skin's surface, while dehydrated skin is caused by Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL).
Here is a simple skincare routine with recommended products to make the skin soft, smooth, hydrated, and supple. Both dry and dehydrated skin will benefit from using these products.
Facial cleansers for dry and dehydrated skin:
Ultra Gentle Cleanser is a sulfate-free gel cleanser that provides antioxidant support. This gentle cleanser is appropriate for all skin types, including sensitive skin, dry skin, or mature skin. Its active ingredients include Green Tea Extract, Licorice Root Extract, and Mushroom extract for their antioxidant support.
Radiant Glow Facial Cleanser is a natural face wash that is gentle and effective. It has a smooth and luxurious lather that rinses clean, taking dirt and makeup with it, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple with the glow of healthy radiant skin. It is formulated with aloe vera to soothe and nurture, green tea extract for its antioxidant protection, panthenol and allantoin for its anti-inflammatory and soothing activity, and fruit acid extracts to refine the pores.
Directions for using gel facial cleansers: Apply a small amount to damp skin and massage into a light foaming lather. Do not rub aggressively. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry.
Toner for Dry & Dehydrated Skin
Cucumber Hydration Toner provides superior hydration to all skin types and is exceptionally beneficial for dry or dehydrated skin. Its active ingredients include Sodium PCA and Hyaluronic Acid, which are humectants that boost moisture in the skin. Borago Officinalis Seed Oil is anti-inflammatory and has a high concentration of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), essential fatty acid. Cucumber Fruit Extract is used to soothe and cool irritated skin.
Rehydrates the skin
Soothes irritated skin
Reduces discomfort and irritation
Balances surface lipids
Provides probiotic support to the skin's acid mantle to support acne skin
Use morning and evening after cleansing and exfoliating the skin.
Spritz the toner on the skin, or apply it with a cotton ball.
Facial Serum for Dry & Dehydrated Skin:
Ageless Hydrating Serum is has a light texture and is suitable for all skin types, including dehydrated, dry, acne, and milia-prone skin. It contains Hyaluronic acid to improve hydration, plump the skin and lessen the appearance of wrinkles. It also includes Phospholipids and Sphingolipids, which are necessary components in the repair of the barrier mantle.
Balances surface lipids
Lessens the appearance of wrinkles
Improves the health of cell membrane
Plumps the skin
Apply to the entire face, including the eye area, as needed, for extra hydration.
Moisturizer For Dry & Dehydrated Skin:
Acai Berry Moisturizer provides hydration and protects from environmental damage while relieving the surface signs of aging.
Improves skin hydration to limit visible lines
Encourages proper moisture levels
Normalizes water/oil balance
Soothes and calms
Improves skin appearance
Directions for use: Use morning and evening after cleansing and toning the skin. Apply a thin layer to the face, neck, and chest
Daily SPF 30 Lotion provides UVA & UVB protection and antioxidant skin support. It is a lightweight sunscreen making it a good choice for daily wear, even under makeup.
It does not leave the skin looking pale after applying, even on medium to dark skin tones.
Moisturizes with Allantoin
It is safe for use on skin prone to all types of acne and is an excellent choice for anyone with skin that is not prone to acne.
Directions: Apply all over face and neck, avoiding eye area 20 - 30 minutes before intended sun exposure. Reapply every two hours after.
Click here to learn more about dry and dehydrated skin, their causes, and how to combat these skin conditions.