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Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is skin that lacks moisture. It may flake, itch and be easily irritated and feel tight after washing it, especially after cleansing with soap or harsh cleansers. Moisture-deprived skin also looks older since the lack of moisture accentuates fine lines and wrinkles. The key to treating this common skin problem is to help skin hold on to more water.

What Causes It?

Skin becomes dehydrated when it loses too much water to the outside environment. This can come from external factors that cause water loss such as extremes in temperature or dry air. People who live in a dry climate or in a home with low humidity often lose excess water through their skin, especially in the winter.

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Using harsh soaps and cleansers and washing too often can also harm skin’s natural lipid layer that helps to hold water in, leading to skin dehydration. Taking hot showers and baths, living in a dry environment and running air conditioning also draw water from the skin’s surface causing skin to become dehydrated.

Other factors that cause skin dehydration are overexposure to the sun and medical conditions such as an under-active thyroid gland or diabetes. Dehydrated skin also becomes more common with age as the protective, outer layer of the skin thins out and doesn’t retain water as well.

Skin is dehydrated when the outer layer of the skin called the stratum corneum contains less than 10% water. At that point, skin starts to feel tight and lose its translucency. It also feels rough and dry to the touch. Skin that’s dehydrated lacks the rosy glow of youth and may feel itchy, irritated and uncomfortable.

Treatment

It’s important to avoid over cleansing dehydrated skin especially with soap or other harsh detergents since this can harm the lipid barrier that helps the skin hold onto water. Short showers are better than soaking in a tub of hot water. If you live in a dry home, add a home humidifier to put more moisture into the air to reduce water loss. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure, and always wear a sunscreen to reduce moisture loss and protect against premature skin aging.

One of the best things you can do for this problem is to use a mild cleanser, and follow up with a moisturizer. Moisturizers provide skin with an additional barrier that reduces water loss. Some moisturizers called humectants draw water from the environment to moisten the skin. They are found in many moisturizing skin care products.

For cleansing, choose a product specially formulated for skin that’s dry or dehydrated. The cleanser should contain moisturizing and soothing ingredients like aloe vera and honey. Other ingredients such as salicylic acid and resorcinol can help to improve skin’s texture.

At night, follow up with a moisturizing cream that contains hydrating agents to provide a barrier against moisture loss. Select a product that is hypoallergenic and won’t irritate sensitive skin. Once it’s on, you can sleep peacefully knowing your skin is well nourished and protected from water loss.

Protect your skin from dehydration throughout the day but using a sunscreen with antioxidants to protect skin cells against damage that can cause premature aging. This provides good, daily protection against dehydrated skin and sun damage. Sun protection is a must for keeping skin moist and youthful.

The Bottom Line?

Dehydrated skin can make you look older by accentuating fine lines and reducing skin’s natural translucency. Fortunately, using a mild cleanser and moisturizer made for water-starved skin helps to hold in hydration and give skin back its youthful glow.

  

Dehydrated Skin Products

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This lightweight hydrator leaves skin feeling fresh and dewy.
$60.00 $64.00 value
1.69oz | RC079
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A hydrating mist that refreshes the skin and senses.
$35.00
3.3oz | JQ008
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Soothes, refreshes and moisturizes the skin at any time of the day.
$18.00
6.7oz | CP113
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Intensely hydrates and soothes all skin types, even the most dehydrated.
$49.00
1oz | CP105
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A natural, soap-free cleanser that removes makeup and impurities.
$28.00
5oz | CP133
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A rich cream that provides 24 hour hydration.
$65.00
1.69oz | DC246
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This hydrating skin protectant defends skin against environmental damage and free radicals.
$35.00
1.18oz | RC013
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Gel-cream formula that instantly soothes, hydrates and fortifies.
$39.00
1.3oz | CP107
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Concentrated Strengthening Toner helps increase skin's ability to fight environmental aggressors and the daily stressors.
$29.95
4oz | KI012
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A lightly whipped, high performance cleanser that helps to moisturize the skin.
$24.00
3.3oz | JQ160
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An eye treatment that helps to correct and prevent dehydration.
$38.00
0.3oz | RC031
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A soap-free cleanser that removes makeup effortlessly.
$28.00
6.7oz | CP134
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Unique texture absorbs easily to restore dehydrated skin.
$47.00
1.7oz | JQ186
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This toner helps to reduce dryness as it repairs the skin.
$27.00
6.76oz | DC241
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An overnight antioxidant boost for skin.
$51.00
1.7oz | JQ135
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Replenishment for dehydrated or depleted skin.
$42.00
1.17oz | RC029
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This cleanser has softening and soothing properties that leave the skin radiant and hydrated.
$27.00
6.76oz | DC242
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An ultra-hydrating, anti-aging moisturizer for dry skin that helps protect from environmental damage.
$52.00
1.17oz | RC094
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Essential oil balm pampers skin with softness, suppleness and comfort.
$73.00
1oz | DC009
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A lightweight cream that provides 24 hour hydration to oilier skin types.
$65.00
1.69oz | DC247
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Soothes dry, chapped, irritated skin with natural skin loving ingredients.
$8.00
0.5oz | JQ153
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A hydrating mask that leaves skin supple, soothed and balanced.
$40.00
2oz | RC043
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This luxurious moisturizer is designed to brighten, firm and provide unparalleled hydration.
$45.00
1.7oz | OL082
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A milky cleanser that effectively removes makeup and impurities.
$28.00
6.7oz | CP135
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A non-greasy oil that helps to moisturize and balance skin.
$50.00
1.6oz | JQ098
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This nutrient-rich moisturizer hydrates and replenishes skin.
$36.00
2oz | JB004
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Balance skin's natural moisture for a fresh complexion.
$22.00
6.75oz | JB060
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Replenish dehydrated and depleted skin with this daily cleansing bar.
$42.00
4oz | RC002
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This light-as-air daily moisturizing cream helps provide hyper-protection and healing relief for super-sensitive skin.
$65.00
1.7oz | SI018
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Dry oil moisturizes, nourishes and enhances the skin.
$49.00
3.4oz | CP117
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Restore tone and texture to optimal levels.
$75.00
1.98 oz | SI004
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A rich, nurturing moisturizer that repairs dry skin.
$98.00 $122.00 value
4.3oz | JQ022
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A rich hydrating cream that leaves dry skin fresh, supple and moisturized.
$46.00
1.6oz | NX118
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A comforting and creamy cleanser that removes make-up and leaves skin feeling supple and smooth.
$38.00
3.5oz | YK003
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A blend of 6 plant and essential oils to repair the skin's barrier while you sleep.
$52.00
1oz | CP159
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Intensely moisturizes the driest skin and improves the skins complexion.
$40.00
1.6oz | CP111
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A light, hydrating toner with the classic Jurlique rose scent.
$24.00
1.7oz | JQ162
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Help address signs of dehydration and protect the skin’s barrier.
$50.00
1oz | JQ185
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Hydrate, protect and maintain your skin's natural moisture balance.
$29.00
2oz | JB105
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Moisturizing and soothing kit leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.
$63.00 $103.00 value
CP162
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The perfect mask to fix dehydrated and irritated skin within 10 minutes.
$22.00
2oz | FC016
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A rich, silky-smooth cream that helps to protect and repair dehydrated skin.
$33.00
3.3oz | DC240
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Ultra protection for very dry, dehydrated skin.
$39.00
1.3oz | CP109
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Provides lasting moisture to your skin and preserves its youthful appearance.
$35.00
1.3 oz | CP009
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This masque provides immediate and long-term hydration to leave the skin softer and smoother.
$58.00
1.7oz | YK080
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A nourishing oil concentrate that restores elasticity and fights signs of aging.
$32.95
0.5oz | KI004
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This lotion gently cleanses leaving skin feeling smooth and moisturized.
$34.00
6.7oz | JQ088
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With moisturizing active ingredients and repairing organic fair trade shea butter.
$34.00
6.7oz | CP149
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