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Piel deshidratada todo lo que necesitas saber | Biovardi

Dehydrated skin everything you need to know

Dehydrated skin everything you need to know.

A dehydrated skin is a skin that lacks water, any type of skin can suffer from dehydration, whether it is dry, combination or oily skin.

What causes skin to become dehydrated?

As we all know, water is life, in the human body it represents almost 70% of the total volume, and 20% is present in the skin.

The outermost layer of the skin called the epidermis is responsible for protecting our skin from dehydration, among other functions. It fulfills this task perfectly thanks to the stratum corneum, which is the outermost layer of the epidermis. This stratum corneum is in turn protected by a layer called hydrolipidic mantle that prevents water loss by evaporation, this process seems simple but it is quite complex.

Three factors are involved in regulating skin hydration:

1-Natural hydration factor: they are a group of molecules that will fix water in the outer layer of the skin called the stratum corneum, among these molecules we find urea, lactic acid and glycerin, which represents an excellent moisturizer for this reason. incorporates in most moisturizers and are called moisturizers.

2-The horny layer is composed of lipids that will represent the cement of this layer, these lipids ensure the integrity of the hydrolipidic layer and thus prevent water loss by evaporation.

3-Aquaporins: the epidermis is a layer without vascularization, the dermis is responsible for feeding and moisturizing the epidermis, for this the latter has channels inserted into its structure called aquaporins and they are proteins produced by keratinocytes.

What causes skin dehydration?

Dehydration is an abnormal and transitory phenomenon of the skin, it can be suffered by any type of skin, dry, oily or mixed.

the most common causes are:

- drink little water.

- excessive and unprotected exposure to UV rays

- cold environments, wind.

- live in areas with a high rate of pollution.

- taking certain medications such as acne treatment.

- Diets low in fruits and vegetables.

- Use of certain cosmetics such as soaps, aggressive cleansers, excessive exfoliation...

- any factor that causes an alteration of the hydrolipidic layer of the skin.

- Smokers

- Alcohol intake

As we can see, an unhealthy lifestyle is a great cause of skin dehydration.

Symptoms of dehydrated skin

The most common symptom is tightness, that feeling you have when you wash your face and you feel that it pulls you, dehydrated skin looks dull, without luminosity. It is a skin that can be itchy and in extreme cases it has scales.

The good news is that dehydrated skin is not a type of skin, it is a temporary situation that, with the correct care, improves in almost 99% of cases.

For the diagnosis of dehydrated skin it is advisable to go to a specialist, your doctor or your trusted pharmacist, and together you can decide which treatment is the most suitable for your skin since depending on your skin type, dry, oily, combination or if you suffer from sensitive skin you will opt for one routine or another.

How can I restore the hydration of my skin?

The most important step is water intake, minimum 2 liters of water a day, increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Avoid alcohol intake and reduce tobacco.

protect your skin from the sun by using sunscreen appropriate for your skin.

As for the cosmetics you can use:

Avoid aggressive cleaners with strong detergents and avoid using solid soaps to clean your skin.

Practice daily facial cleansing to avoid the accumulation of environmental pollutants and to remove traces of makeup and other cosmetics.

Opt for mild cleansing balm-type cleansers and if that's not your thing use mild cleansers and if you use micellar water remember to rinse it at the end of the process, it's still a detergent.

If or if you have a serum with hyaluronic acid on your bedside table so you don't forget, hyaluronic acid is essential in skin hydration, absorbs 1000 times its weight in water and is your ally to increase water levels in your skin.

Use moisturizing creams that will help the barrier function of your skin by preventing the evaporation of water from its surface, creams with glycerin of vegetable origin are your Must.

Once or twice a week use moisturizing masks to further increase the repair and hydration of your skin.

Avoid abusing exfoliants and if you love them, opt for enzymatic exfoliants.

using a serum with vitamin C will help repair the oxidative damage that your skin suffers, thus improving the hydrolipidic barrier.

In summary: dehydrated skin can be suffered by any type of skin, it is something transitory since with the proper care and a change in lifestyle it can be completely reversed without reaching major complications. It's in your hands to keep your skin beautiful.

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