A lot of people have dry skin, which is a perfectly natural skin type. But there’s a difference between having dry skin and having dehydrated skin, and that difference is something to look out for as you develop a skincare routine with Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes. Here are some simple ways to prevent dehydration in your skin and ensure your overall skin health.

Add a moisturizer to your daily routine

Keeping your skin well hydrated isn’t as simple as using any moisturizer you can find. Everyone’s skin is different, and what works for one person won’t necessarily work for the next. The most important factor is the quality of the moisturizer, though: a low-quality moisturizer can help your skin feel less dry in the short term, but won’t seal in moisture for lasting effect. Aveda Institutes’ Botanical Kinetics™ Intense Hydrating Rich Creme and similar moisturizers work at the cellular level to invigorate dry skin and help replenish its natural moisture and are a great place to start if you’re looking to keep your skin more hydrated.

Protect yourself from the sun

Sun damage can be one of the biggest contributors to the dryness of your skin, so it’s crucial to wear good sunscreen whenever you’re outdoors. That means a sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30 (or higher if you plan on exercising or doing intense physical activity). In addition to dehydration, the sun can cause wrinkles and premature aging of the skin, not to mention an increased risk of cancer. This makes sunscreen one of the most important parts of your daily beauty routine. 

If you’ve been out in the sun, it isn’t just your skin that’s been dehydrated, but likely your hair as well. Aveda Institutes’ Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque can rehydrate and strengthen sun-exposed hair.

Add a face mask to your skincare

Whether you go for a paper mask or a clay one, applying a hydrating mask to your skin after you shower can help your skin absorb moisture. Make sure to choose one that suits your skin: if you have naturally dry skin, a moisturizing mask will work wonders, while if your skin is oily and prone to acne, a more absorbent mask can help keep your pores clear as a bonus.

Drink more water every day

This one is simple: a lot of people don’t drink enough water from day today, and the first organ to show signs of dehydration is often the skin. This is especially true if you live in a drier location. Increasing your water intake can improve the health of your skin in more ways, too: keeping well hydrated can reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

Do you want more skincare in your life?

If you found this post helpful and want to use more in-depth knowledge to improve other people’s lives, consider a career as an esthetician. The first step is to find an Esthiology school such as Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes. You can learn more about our programs on our website, or schedule a tour with our Dream Makers to have all your questions about Esthiology answered.