Don’t misconstrued that Dehydration is a skin type, it isn’t. It is in fact a skin ailment/condition, you can be oily skin type but have dehydration signs. As you can be normal/combination and have dehydration signs and here is how to tell if your skin is massively dehydrated…

Unlike Dry skin type where the skin doesn’t produce enough natural oils within the skin (see previous post) Dehydration skins can be treated, usually starting from the inside out and by drinking plenty of water. Ever noticed how after a heavy night out on the lash the next day your skin is dull, loose – ish and full of very fine lines? That’s dehydration. The best way to test is by pinching gently your cheeks, if you notice you’ve got fine lines and is rougher than usual then you’ll most likely be dehydrated.

As well as drinking plenty of water it is best to add a nourishing face mask to your regime. A tip for this is taking your usual face mask and mixing in a little almond oil or grapeseed oil, even coconut oil doing this once or twice a week will help to bring back your skin levels to your usual skin type, the method here is to create a non setting mask that is full of nutrients to help put back hydration within your skin.

There isn’t really any products on the market that tackle dehydration as I’ve mentioned before it isn’t a skin type but a skin condition. Using micellar water on its own can also cause skin to become dehydrated so never just use a micellar water always use it first to clear off your makeup and daily grime and then go in with your cleansers toners moisturiser etc to get a better effect and tackle your skin type properly.

Other bodily functions will occur with dehydrated skins and these are:

  • Headaches and dizzy spells.
  • Dry mouth and noticeable thirst.
  • Urine is darker than usual, and may occur less regularly.
  • Tiredness despite no other reasons for feeling this way.
  • Low blood pressure.