Your body is made up of water which means that it constantly requires hydration to enrich the skin and hair. Hence, it is important to give your skin the periodic tender, love and care to ensure it doesn’t become dehydrated over the course of time. But what causes skin dehydration and what are the signs?
Our experts at Bodycraft are here to help you detect the cause of skin dehydration and offer some skin tips to help hydrate it naturally.
How Does Skin Become Dehydrated?
It can get painful dealing with red, dry and itchy skin. Did you know that these concerns are caused due to skin dehydration?
Turns out, your skin has a moisture barrier that can get compromised due to a low intake of water. This barrier, composed of ceramides and fatty acids, is responsible for keeping your skin plump, fresh and hydrated. Dehydration can make your skin lose its ability to retain moisture making it prone to damage.
Hence, it is important for you to learn how to keep your skin hydrated. In addition to drinking adequate amounts of water, you also need to try external treatment methods to ensure hydration for the face. There’s no best way to hydrate skin because there are umpteen ways in which you can replenish it! Let us tell you how.
How Can You Test Your Skin’s pH Level?
The first step to achieving hydrating skin is by understanding your skin’s pH level. On a scale of 1 to 14, 7 denotes a neutral skin type. This means that your skin is neither too alkaline nor too acidic.
However, normal skin is supposed to have a pH level of 4.7. This means that it is slightly acidic to protect your skin from bacteria accumulation. Anytime you start having redness on the skin accompanied by breakouts, this denotes that your skin has turned alkaline in nature.
To do this, gently pinch the skin between the cheek and the undereye area. It will appear to be a little fleshed out for a moment. Notice how quickly the tint returns to normal. This will tell you how hydrated your skin is.
This temperament with the skin’s acidic barrier can be brought out by using specific skin care products which have essential oils and fragrances. Moreover, not maintaining a healthy diet can also contribute to alkaline skin, making it look dehydrated.
5 Ways To Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Whether you have normal skin or slightly alkaline in nature, we suggest following these tips to know how to keep skin hydrated. Do them religiously for best results.
1. Get Facials Every 15-20 Days
It is recommended to cleanse your skin from within by getting an advanced facial every 15-20 days. If you’re visiting any of our Bodycraft salons, you can try the Senskin Advanced Facial. It is free of perfumes and artificial ingredients to maintain your skin’s pH level. This facial hydrates your skin by decongesting and cleaning it. It ensures a plump and fresh look bringing the natural balance back to your skin.
2. Opt for an Advanced Hydration Treatment
Sometimes, your skin needs more than just a facial. This is where we suggest getting a holistic treatment that tackles skin dehydration. If you’re wondering how to keep skin hydrated and glowing for long, you can try our VOLITE service.
This treatment consists of a skin conditioning gel containing Hyaluronic Acid. It is designed to improve the condition of the skin by attracting moisture, making your skin feel & appear plump, healthy & radiant. It offers long-term hydration for up to 9 months.
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If you have more than one skin concern to tackle, we suggest opting for our Hydra-Medi Facial. This 3-in-1 medi-facial treatment provides nourishment and oxygenation to the skin and helps make the skin look hydrated. It also helps even out the skin texture and clears pores and skin congestion.
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3. Diet is Always the Key
A good diet can do wonders. To naturally hydrate your skin, we advise incorporating Vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables daily in your diet. You also need to have at least 8 glasses of water daily to ensure that your skin stays hydrated for long.
4. Use Hydrating Skincare Products
Some extra hydration can work well for your skin. Hence, you should look out for skincare products containing hydrating or moisturising ingredients. Try our Ainhoa Luxe Hydro-Nutritive Cream (Gel) that is made up of Vitamin E to ensure that your skin stays moisturised on-the-go. It has a light, creamy texture and also has regenerative and nutritive properties for the skin. You can use it once or twice daily.
5. Get Adequate Sleep
Your skin needs at least 8 hours of sleep to repair and replenish its moisture. Hence, try to fall asleep early and wake up on time to maintain a balanced sleep schedule. On the days that your sleep might be cut short due to stress or a busy work schedule, you can notice how your skin’s pH level might change by becoming more dehydrated than usual.
Healthier and hydrated skin takes time to develop. It can only be achieved if you follow a skincare ritual that promises adequate hydration for the skin. At Bodycraft, we are always here to help you fix your skin’s concerns with our host of hydrating skin care services. Book your appointment with us today.