5 Myths About Dehydrated Skin | HOW TO Boost Skin Hydration
#1 — If your skin’s dehydrated, you’re not drinking enough water
Don’t get us wrong: H2O is essential for skin health. However, tackling dehydrated skin means fortifying the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Translation? Add a humectant ingredient or a lipid to lock in hydration.
#2 — You shouldn’t exfoliate dehydrated skin
Exfoliation helps hydrating ingredients penetrate the skin, in order to deliver moisture where it’s most needed. So, by gently buffing away dead skin cell, you can pump up the skin-quenching goodness of your favorite formulations.
#3 — The thicker the moisturizer the better for dehydrated skin
Today’s skincare is smarter. To boost moisture levels, choose formulations with targeted, active ingredients that absorb quickly and deeply into the skin.
#4 — Dehydrated skin is a winter problem
This one is a yes and a no. Cooler weather does typically bring lower humidity and dry, indoor heat — notorious for causing rough, parched and/or scaly skin. However, in warmer months, things like air conditioning, saltwater or too much sun can dry out the skin as well.
#5 — A topical for dehydrated skin will eventually stop working…and leave your skin drier than before
This is just plain false. Your topicals should suit you like a hand in a glove. It’s simple: if your skin is dewy and silky, press on. If something’s not working and/or is irritating your skin, try again.
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