Pat Benatar was wrong. Love is not a battlefield, dehydrated skin is the real battlefield. Lucky for you, this is a battle the A.S.S. Babes are going to help you win. As you know, here at Anastacia's we like to educate as well as treat. So let's start by explaining what the heck dehydrated skin is anyway!
First, let's go over the difference between DRY skin and DEHYDRATED skin. Dry skin is a skin type which lacks oil. Dehydrated Skin can be found in all skin types. Dehydration occurs when the skin is lacking water. When the skin is dehydrated it overproduces oil to compensate for the missing water. This can lead to irritation, breakouts, and dry patches. Dehydrated skin can be caused by environmental stress (hello humidity), diet, and can even be a result of certain skincare products. YIKES!
Ok, so how do you know if you're skin is dehydrated? Take a look at it, do you appear more oily than normal. Are you having unusual breakouts? A good indicator of dehydrated skin is the rate it absorbs products. If you're face is sucking up moisturizer the moment you put it on, or if your foundation gets patchy throughout the day there's a good chance your skin is thirsty!!!! Feed it babes!
If you're skin is dehydrated there are a few things you can do. Take a look at your diet and lifestyle. Maybe cut down on the wine, and this should go without saying but if you're a smoker, it's def time to quit. Also take a look at your everyday products. Are you using products that strip your skin of it's natural oils? Some harsh drug store cleansers are notorious for this!
Ok now that we have fully freaked you out about Dehydrated Skin, let us give you tips to treat it. Drinking more water is an obvious solution, but this alone is not a cure by any means. We need to focus on rebuilding the skin barrier. Power house ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C will help rebuild and restore, but if you're not exfoliating regularly these ingredients aren't working as hard as they can for you! We recommend exfoliating three times per week with a gentle scrub. We also recommend booking a deep exfoliating treatment like Dermaplaning every four to six weeks. If you aren't exfoliating your amazing (and probably expensive) products are just sitting on top of that dead skin. Don't waste your time and money like that babe, be sure to exfoliate. Did we mention you should exfoliate?
It doesn't take a ton of extra time or money to treat dehydrated skin, it's more about being conscious and making a few minor changes. If you still have some questions book a treatment with us and we will go over everything with you in detail!