Do you feel like your skin feels oily yet dry at the same time? Guess what, it’s not dryness, it’s dehydration. People often mistake these two to be one skin problem. Allow us to clear all your summer ‘dryness’ doubts and tell you why hydration is important in summers.
Dryness vs dehydration
Dryness is skin trouble where the sebaceous glands do not produce enough sebum to moisturise the skin. Whereas, dehydration is when the skin cells don’t receive enough water or fail to retain water molecules in them. dryness is a skin type but dehydration is a skin condition. That means, the oiliest of skin can be dehydrated.
These can also be distinguished by appearance. Dry skin looks irritated, flakey, red, and scaly. Dehydrated skin on the other hand looks tired, dull, wrinkly and has prominent under-eye bags and shadows.
Dry skin needs emollient and thick moisturisers with oils, shea butter and moisturising agents. Dehydrated skin needs humectants and light-weight gel formulas that sink in easily and deliver water to skin cells. Your skin tends to get drier in winters and more dehydrated in summers. And naturally, your skin has different needs when we hit the hotter months. Let’s get into it and learn why hydration is important.
Makes skin look plump
As mentioned above, dehydration can cause the skin to look dull and taut. The hollows of your face will look more sunk in and instantly age you beyond your years. All these troubles and just one solution – water! Adequate hydration can make your skin look plump, youthful, diminish fine lines and improve your overall appearance.
Drink at least two litres of water every day to see a difference. And if that gets difficult for you, there are always hydrating skincare products to do the job. We trust the Lakmé Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Creme and Lakmé Absolute Hydra Pro Overnight Gel to keep our skin looking replenished. This duo is enough to quench your skin’s dehydration issues to lend hydration for up to 72 hours!
For ultimate hydration, turn to a humectant like hyaluronic acid. This marvellous ingredient has incredible abilities to retain water and keep your skin hydrated for longer.
Makes skin look even-toned
The shadows and discolouration on your face can really stand out when you’re dehydrated. Providing your skin with the water it needs can help make your complexion brighter and decrease hyperpigmentation. This will make your skin look more even-toned and flawless! So what’s the hold-up? Grab a glass of water right away.