Woman looking closely at her face to see if her skin is dehydrated
Your Skin Dehydration Status May Be Hiding In Fine Lines
It is important to know the difference between dehydrated skin and dry skin to begin the healing process. Dry skin reoccurs throughout the year, identifiable by a red, dry, flakiness that may cause tightness and itchiness, whereas dehydration is more temporary, easily identifiable, and often easier to fix.
Pinch your cheek, and if your skin doesn't bounce back to normal when you let go, dehydration may be at play — if you notice fine lines or wrinkles, they are signs that your skin needs more moisture to look its best and feel its healthiest. Many factors play into dehydrated skin, such as the environment, stress, alcohol use, and some medications.
Cutting back on salt, sugar, and caffeine can help keep water in your system, and using sunscreen — even in colder months — helps lessen drying that can occur from the sun. Adding hydrating products to your nighttime routine, like hyaluronic acid, collagen, and oil, in addition to your moisturizer, will help lock in moisture.