Keeping our skin hydrated is just as important as keeping our bodies hydrated and of course it is just as important on the outside as it is on the inside.
How to tell your skin is dehydrated?
• Dark shadows especially under the eyes.
• Itchy patches.
• Flaky skin.
• Fine lines and wrinkles.
• Uneven texture.
• Congestion (from over processing of natural sebum to increase protection and hydration levels).
You may experience multiple symptoms of skin dehydration of maybe just one, it’s important to keep hydrated with water but also to introduce hydration into your skincare regime.
Key ingredients to look out for to increase hydration.
• Hyaluronic Acid.
• Vitamin E.
• Alpha Hydroxy Acids.
• Propylene Glycol.
Here are some skincare products that I have myself tried and tested and would recommend for hydration. Please be aware though that skincare is not always “a one size fits all” and products that worked for one may not work for another.
Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil – RRP £39.00 - Available HERE *affiliated
A 100% natural, light weight non greasy oil that harbours vitamins and minerals to stimulate, hydrate and protect the skin. The product has a light and very pleasant rose scent. The product is cruelty free and vegan friendly.
Key ingredients – Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Almond Oil
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Mist – RRP £21.00 - Available HERE *affiliated
This mist has the most perfect nozzle. It comes out so fine and doesn’t squirt or soak your face. It is such a pleasant experience. You can literally keep this in your handbag and use throughout the day to freshen your face and rehydrate.
Its hydrating, cooling and refreshing fruit-based ingredients include – Acai, Noni Fruit, Pomegranate extract, Mangosteen and Coffee Seed.
Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream – RRP £87.00 (50ml) - Available HERE *affiliated
This anti-wrinkle day cream is designed to firm, smooth and hydrate the skin. I feel like the product instantly refreshes my skin and gives that much desired plump effect. It also has the most gorgeous spa like scent. texture is a gel like cream that melts and absorbs into the skin easily. It has been clinically proven to transform complexion within 14 days.
Key Ingredients – Mimosa, Rose, Padina Pavonica & Glycerin.
Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly – RRP £31.00 - Available HERE *affiliated
I used this product along with the moisture surge last summer and oh my, my skin was on point! The product works to strengthen the skins moisture barrier my drawing out all the hydrating properties of your other skincare products and locking them in, so you really reap all the hydration benefits. The oil free non sticky texture makes this product feel like water on the skin. So lightweight and easily absorbed.
Key Ingredients – Hyaluronic Acid, Cucumber, Barley Extract and Sunflower Seed.
Herbal Dynamics Overnight Recovery Mask – RRP £31.00 (available in the UK exclusively to Feelunique)
An ultra-nourishing mask that is applied in the PM and left overnight for maximum benefits. The products act to protect your skin from external aggressors as well as replenishing the skins hydration levels. I am not kidding my skin always feel 5 years younger after I have used this. Cruelty free.
Key ingredients – Hyaluronic Acid, Rose Oil, Oat Extract, Aloe and Broccoli.
Grace & Stella Hydrating Rose Spray – RRP £14.98 (Available from Amazon).
This is a huge 240ml bottle and will last ages! They have recently changed the packaging design but I can confirm the one I have is just lovely. A glass recyclable bottle and just the right amount of mist. The product works to control excess oil levels and to hydrate the skin with a light refreshing rose and aloe scent. I particularly enjoy using this during the hot humid months.
Key ingredients – Rose, Aloe, Collagen & Glycerin.
The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics – RRP £5.90 - Available HERE *affiliated
For skin concern specific products that are affordable you will always find The Ordinary in my collection. I recently introduced this product into my routine after experiencing excess sebum on my already oily skin due to dehydration. This has helped a lot. The perfect lightweight texture that is easily absorbed and non-oily. Cruelty free and vegan friendly this little bottle is full of amazing active ingredients.
Key ingredients – Hawaiian Red Algae, Micro Filtered Blue Green Algae and Amino Acids.
Indeed Labs Hydraluron – RRP £24.99 - Available HERE *affiliated
Another amazing brand for skin concern specific products. This is a gel serum that is designed to boost hydration and moisture levels daily. The product contains a pure form of hyaluronic acid which holds 1,000 times its weight in water. This instantly plumps my skin and makes it look glowy and youthful.
Key ingredients – Hyaluronic Acid.
I hope this gave you some good hydration recommendations. Any questions at all feel free to either leave a comment of contact me on Instagram.
February 3, 2020