4 Signs Your Skin is Dehydrated (And How To Fix It!)

Do you feel like your skin is dry, tight, or susceptible to fine lines no matter how much moisturizer you apply? If so, you may be dealing with dehydration. Dehydrated skin can be caused by a variety of factors - weather, low humidity levels, lack of water consumption or nutrients, over-washing the face and even stress. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to combat dehydration and get your skin back to its healthy state. In this blog, we will discuss the top 4 signs that your skin is dehydrated and potential solutions! 

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1. Your skin feels dry and tight.

One of the most common signs of dehydration is when your skin feels dry and tight, despite applying moisturizing product. Dehydration causes your skin to lose its natural oils from the inside out, which can lead to dryness, itchiness, and irritation. If your skin feels dry and tight for an extended period of time, it’s important to increase your water intake and use medical-grade or doctor-recommended products. Talk to a dermatology expert at Feinstein Dermatology for personalized recommendations for your skin.

You can also try using a humidifier in your home or office, which can help add moisture back into the air and reduce the dryness of your skin. Avoid showers that are too hot and washing your skin too frequently.

2. You have fine lines and wrinkles.

Dehydration can cause your skin to lose elasticity, which can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. If you notice that you’re waking up with more fine lines than usual, it’s important to increase your water intake and use dermatologist-recommended product. Products that contain hyaluronic acid, which can help to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, may be recommended by our team.

If you’ve been experiencing chronic dehydration, leading to lasting fine lines and wrinkles, our Hydration Facial is the key to quenching your skin’s thirst. This treatment includes deep yet gentle mineral exfoliation, a nourishing, medical-grade seaweed mask, and a complimentary HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator treatment to seal in all of the nutrients and moisture your skin absorbs throughout the facial. Call (561) 498-4407 to book yours today. 

3. You have dark circles or dry lips.

Dark circles and dry lips are other common signs of dehydration. When your skin is dehydrated, the blood vessels under your eyes can become more visible, which can give you the appearance of dark circles. The skin on your lips is thinner and does not produce oil like other areas of your skin, making it more vulnerable to dehydration. Feinstein Dermatology offers expertly placed hyaluronic acid fillers to add volume and hydration to trouble areas. Hyaluronic acid, also known as HA, is a natural substance in the body that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness - when injected as opposed to being applied topically, HA delivers volume as an additional benefit.

4. Your skin is dull and lacking that "glow."

If your skin looks and feels dull, that's a sign it could be dehydrated. When skin lacks moisture, it can lose its radiance and glow. To bring back the luster to your complexion, try incorporating more foods that are rich in water into your diet, such as watermelon or cucumber. The HydraFacial is an excellent option to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate your skin.

If you’re dealing with any of the four obvious signs of dehydration, speak with a skin expert at Feinstein Dermatology and follow these tips. You’ll be on your way to healthier, more hydrated skin in no time.

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