How to Treat Dry & Dehydrated Skin

20 July 2012
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Dry & dehydrated skin is very common these days because we always dwell in air conditioned rooms! Even if you have oily skin, it might be dehydrated on the lower layer of your skin too. Here are 6 tips that I came out with on how to treat dry & dehydrated skin. I hope you’ll find it useful =)

  1. Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize
    If your face feels tight after washing, you’re having dry skin. Moisturizing is one of the essential steps in taking care of your skin so having a good moisturizer is very crucial. Your moisturizer should also be suitable to your skin type. Pair it with a good toner like Cellnique’s Soothing & Hydrating Lotion to prepare your skin for better absorption.

    Toner & Moisturizer

  2. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day
    To keep skin well hydrated, be sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to keep skin well hydrated, improves blood circulation and removes toxin from inside. When your skin lacks water, it will be come dry and peeling.

    Free Stock Photography - Glass of water

  3. Avoid smoking, caffeine and alcohol
    Caffeine, alcohol and cigarette can bring negative effect on the skin. It’s better to avoid or lower the consumption if possible. Smoke can trigger oxidation allowing oxygen based free-radicals to attack your skin cells.

  4. Consume more vegetable and fruits
    You are what you eat. The food you eat can directly reflect on your skin. Food containing high omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and trout can provide natural moisture for your skin from within. Besides, Vitamin A is also essential in repairing skin damage. Example of food that contains Vitamin A are carrots, pumpkin and sweet potato.

  5. Apply moisturizing mask regularly
    If you have time to spare, you can DIY your own moisturizing mask. Honey is a very good moisturizing natural ingredient while aloe vera can help to soothe and calm dry skin. If you’re a busy bee, just grab some masks from the nearest Cres Wellness!

    Aloe Mask

  6. Leave it to the experts!
    I normally just leave it to the experts to help me with hydrating my skin because I can relax during facial treatment at Cres Wellness. Their Time-release AquaCell Yoga Visage is the solution to dry and dehydrated skin. The Yoga lymphatic drainage is a revolutionary facial treatment that stimulates the effective absorption of the rich moisture infused. The osmotic regulating features and reinforced hydrolipidic layer provide a time-release mechanism for continuous moisturizing that last for days. Come out with a replenished, balanced and moisturized skin after the treatment!
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  • i use Clinique's Moisture Surge to keep my skin hydrated! 🙂

    • I heard it's a great product! 😀

    • Ya, I heard the same. And I've got friends saying how it works on their skin.

  • I have bad skin cause I'm very lazy to drink water :'( I agree that we have to keep our body hydrated so we are healthy and our skin are moisturised 🙂

    xox, c
    http://carolyntay.blogspot.com/

    • Aww babe… must drink more water no matter how busy you are k?

  • Oh dear!!! No. 3!!! I fail big time liao… LOL!!!

  • Haha my face is never dry and dehydrated. Instead, it's always oily LOL. Anyway thanks for joining and I really hope you'll win! =) SwitchUp.TV hides Twitter contest T&Cs to get free advertising for Brylcreem

    • Har bet you didn't know that oily skin can be dehydrated too! 😀

  • I'm guilty of Point 2. Hubby is always nagging at me for not drinking enough water :< Great tips!

    • Bring a bottle of water wherever you go, dear! 😀

  • Thanks for the tips!! I tried using moisturizer after cleansing and toning last time, but after some time I got lazier and lazier! : D

  • thanks for the tips, i mean tips #1 to #5 only, hahahaha!! really, i think if we can practice #1 till #5 then we don't have to go for #6 already~~ :p

    • Haha not true! You still need regular facial to get the blackheads out :p

  • Weeee, congrats on the winning! 😀

  • woww! congratz on winning yeah! great write up! 😀

  • i didnt know caffeine affect skin condition too! no wonder my skin feels so dry :(. thanks for the tips!

    • Hehe now you know!
      As long as it's not too much, shouldn't be a problem 🙂
      I only drink 1-2 cups per day.