There are several factors that contribute to skin dehydration; some of the most common factors are change in environmental conditions, introduction of certain medication, lifestyle and diet. When your skin gets dehydrated it gets dry and looks unhealthy. In order to prevent this from happening you must maintain your hydration levels at all times. However just in case your skin gets dehydrated then you need to take precautions to increase moisture in the skin in order to prevent damage. You also need to have a skin care routine that will work to hydrate your skin and enhance your features.
Dehydrated skin needs to be treated gently. You need to invest in the right products in order to get the desired results. Avoid using products that make your skin feel tight or stretched. These cleansers are alkaline based and are stripping your skin of the natural moisture and oil. In order to clean your skin you need to use cleansers that moisturize your skin while getting rid of the impurities at the same time. Use creamy cleansers rather than gels. The cleansers that you use must lather; these help to hydrate your skin while cleaning it.
Avoid products that are formulated for acne prone skin; these products clean the skin from deep within but they also strip the natural oil from the skin thereby leaving the skin dry and dehydrated. If the skin in extremely dry then you must soak a cotton ball in milk and rub it all over your face and other parts of your body where your skin feel stretched. The lactic acid will help to nourish your skin and moisturize it at the same time.
You can also hydrate and clean your skin from inside out. Drink plenty of water during the day. This will help to retain the moisture in your skin. You will see a drastic change in your skin within a few days. Water helps to flush out the toxins from your body thus ensuring that the skin is clean as well as hydrated.
If you are addicted to nicotine then you will need to break this habit. Smoke adds toxins to your body while making the skin dry at the same time. When the hot blasts of smoke touch your skin it reduces the moisture and adds pollutants to the surface of the skin.
Maintain a healthy diet where a large portion of your food consists of fresh fruits and vegetables. You also need to avoid eating foods that are rich in sodium as salt strips moisture from your body. Avoid drinking aerated drinks as it will dehydrate your body and skin; drink fresh fruit juice or water instead.