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The dreaded ‘D’ word. Dehydrated skin. Here’s what you need to know.

Ever feel like no matter how much moisturiser you use, your skin still looks dull, flat or feels tight?

Or maybe you’re starting to notice fine lines and wrinkles where there were none before?

You might be dealing with dehydrated skin.

A young woman in a white top, holding a leaf up to her face to symbolise dehydration

A common concern which, contrary to the myth, is not the same as simply having dry skin.

In fact, the two conditions, while similar in symptom, need to be treated very differently – and if mistaken, means your skin might not be getting the right care it needs to clear it up.

So let’s find out what makes your skin thirsty, why it happens and how you can turn it around with some easy steps (and the right skincare routine!)

 

Dehydrated Skin vs. Dry Skin

First things first: what’s the difference between dehydrated skin and your regular, run-of-the-mill dry skin?

It’s simple. Dehydrated skin is about water, whereas dry skin is about oil.

If your skin is dehydrated, it's thirsty. This can happen to anyone, even if you have oily skin.

Dry skin, on the other hand, lacks the natural oils it needs to keep it supple.

Knowing which condition you're dealing with helps you choose the right approach to care for your skin.

 

What causes dehydrated skin?

Why does dehydration occur? Dehydrated skin can happen for many reasons.

Not drinking enough water. Spending too much time in the sun. Or even simply being in a dry environment.

Just like forgetting to water a plant leaves it wilted, not giving your skin enough hydration leaves it feeling far from its best.

 

So how can you spot - and more importantly, fix - dehydrated skin?

If your skin’s looking a little dull and lacklustre, shows pronounced lines, is uneven or feels tighter than usual, it might be dehydrated. It may even feel extra sensitive to touch.

The good news is, with a few tweaks here and there, it’s something that’s easily resolved.

Making sure you drink more water and eat foods that are rich in water is super important.

So focus on hydrating from within by taking your Frank Green with you wherever you go and enjoying a diet rich in moisture-boosting foods, like watermelon, cucumber, oranges, skim milk, broths and soups.

Even Greek yoghurt is a good food-based source of H20.

But treating dehydrated skin effectively isn’t just about adding water.

It also means looking at your lifestyle.

Things like cutting back on coffee and alcohol, getting enough sleep, avoiding super-hot showers and protecting yourself from the sun all play a part in helping heal your skin.

Skincare plays a big role too.

Engaging a skincare routine with the right products can help bring your skin back to its happy, hydrated self, so choosing products that are designed to introduce moisture back into your delicate skin can make a big difference.

Due to its gentle approach, a natural skincare routine is perfect for tackling dehydration.

Products like Everything Olive’s Intense Hydration Gel Serum - that’s rich in moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid - and Intense Hydration Facial Cream both work by deeply hydrating the skin to lock in moisture without the use of harsh chemicals.

And if you’ve got particular problem areas you’d like to target?

The Anti-Ageing Facial Serum, Intense Hydration Eye Cream, Intense Hydration Feet Treatment - and our hugely popular Intense Hydration Hand & Body Cream - can work simultaneously to address specific concerns and provide a comprehensive natural skincare solution that tackles dehydration head on.

Each of these products are packed with powerful, all-natural ingredients to keep your skin looking great while they work to restore and maintain your skin's natural moisture balance.


Understanding the unique needs of your skin, particularly when it comes to dehydration, is essential.

But it’s important to remember that dehydrated skin is not a life sentence – with the right strategy, it's completely reversible.

The answer is balance.

With just a few tweaks to your daily habits, coupled with the right natural skincare products, you can effectively combat dehydrated skin to keep it looking dewy, fresh and glowing.

And remember, taking care of your skin is just as much about what you do on the outside as what you do on the inside!


Want to try out any of our all-natural skincare products to help treat your dehydrated skin?

Shop Everything Olive’s online store and have them delivered straight to your door! 


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Providing real solutions to everyday needs, discover the secret of radiant, nourished skin with Everything Olive.

Because everyone’s skin deserves genuine care, and you deserve to feel naturally beautiful every day.

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