Expert Advice

How To Avoid Dehydrated Skin

The first step towards plumper, youthful, radiant looking skin is surprisingly simple. You just need to work out whether yours is dry or dehydrated. Here’s the difference. Dry skin lacks oil and dehydrated skin lacks water. Dry skin tends to be flaky whereas dehydrated skin feels tight, looks dull and often has a tracery of fine lines.

If you’re the latter and want to gently quench dehydrated skin, follow our expert recommendations for a beautifully supple complexion.

Art of Layering

There are many things that make spa treatments extra effective – and one of them is the way we layer products.

Massaging oils into skin before moisturising, applying a serum under a mask for added potency – every spa therapist uses the power of layering to maximise the effectiveness of each formula, to significantly increase hydration. Like an extra drink on the side for skin, try layering for yourself and see the difference it makes.

Our formulas are made using the purest natural ingredients proven to help counter dehydrated skin. Layer them up – or mix and match with formulas for other skin concerns, such as oily, sensitive or maturing skins, and optimise hydration whatever your skin type.

Sleep on It

Night time is a crucial time – free from make-up skin renews while you sleep. It’s at this time when new cells are formed, when skin repairs itself from the previous day and can drink in hydration, fast.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate

When you have tight dehydrated skin, the idea of exfoliation just feels plain wrong, but it couldn’t be more right. Dull skin cells need to be eased away to allow the fresh, plumper, clearer skin to emerge and, until skin is swept clear, it can’t properly absorb the formulas that will quench it with hydration.

Power Juice

We all know we should drink enough water every day, and hydrating feeds skin from within. Juicing adds vitamins to your hydration, but fruit juice means sugar, which spikes blood sugar and triggers the enzymes that breakdown youthful collagen and elastin.

We think naturally water-packed vegetables make the best juice for re-hydrating skin. Try cucumber, fennel, celery, courgette, spinach, carrots and ginger, with super hydrating coconut water as a base.

 

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Skincare Routine

So now you are more educated on what dehydrated skin is and how to avoid it, what products should you use?

  1. The most effective exfoliator for dehydrated skin is the Refining Skin Polish.  Full of fine earth particles, this little gem will refine, smooth and add radiance to full or congested skin. Use once to twice a week on its own or mixed with the Nourishing Cleansing Balm will allow other products to perform much better, and leave you with a radiant glow.
  • The best cleanser to combat dehydrated skin is the Hydrating Cleansing Milk. It is very light so won’t clog pores for those of us with blemish prone skin, and is infused with soothing rose and chamomile to relieve tightness and dryness and leave skin feeling nourished and comforted. 
  • Follow up with a toner, the perfect one for dehydrated skin is the Hydrating Floral Spafresh, available in a bottle or as a spritzer. Rose and neroli essential oils brighten your skin while calming and re-hydrating. This is perfect for the colder months when skin is feeling a little dryer and tighter.
  • As a serum, try the Replenishing Face Treatment Oil. This range is designed for people with sensitised or dehydrated skin, so is perfect for when your skin is suffering a little. The oil is 100% natural and included sandalwood, neroli and patchouli to soothe and restore skin to it’s former glory. It strengthens the natural moisture barrier in the skin and helps minimise the appearance of fine lines that are an example of dehydrated skin.
  • The best moisturiser for dehydrated skin is the 24 Hour Replenishing Moisturiser.   This rich, hydrating face cream replenishes, softens and nourishes for silky smooth skin.
  • For dehydrated skin on your body, try the Deeply Nourishing Body Cream. An intensely hydrating cream leaving you with supple and visibly radiant skin that is nourished and hydrated. With ingredients chosen to boost skin’s moisture levels, you will be left with a bright and even skin tone.
  • As an extra treat to intensely hydrate your skin, try the Overnight Hydration Therapy. Designed to leave your complexion radiant and replenished, but also help calm your mind and send you to sleep. Leave on overnight and you’ll start each day refreshed, radiant and hydrated.
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