How To Hydrate Skin Overnight
Beep beep! Hello! It is your skin begging for some hydrating TLC.
But before you slather yourself in coconut oil, let’s take a step back and identify just exactly what your dry or flaky skin needs.
The Difference Between Dry And Dehydrated Skin
So, dry skin and dehydrated skin are not the same things! Dry skin refers to a skin type (like oily or combination) and is often due to a lack of oil or sebum production. You will notice that dry skin feels itchy and appears flaky (the classic side effects). Additionally, dry skin is commonly due to genetics but can also be caused by hot showers and over-exfoliation.
Dehydrated skin is a skin condition resulting from a lack of water. When we say “lack of water,” we really mean it. The Mayo Clinic recommends “11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.” The water you ingest is used all throughout your body, including your skin. When it doesn’t get enough, you begin to experience signs of dehydration. It’s not just drinking enough water; it's also partaking in dehydrating activities: caffeine, alcohol, high sodium foods, high sugar foods, and humid environments. When you notice your skin appearing a little dull, tight, a deepening in the definition of under-eye bags, or fine lines, your skin is likely dehydrated.
But, there are easy solutions (so easy, you can sleep through them)!
How To Hydrate Skin Overnight
Your New Best Friend: The Humidifier
Whether you live in a dry climate or not, a humidifier does wonders for hydrating your skin. Pop it on at night and let it juice you up as you sleep. Cold winters, seasonal shifts, AC, hot showers, wind, and indoor heating all contribute to dehydration. A humidifier combats all that.
Yes, exfoliating helps slough off dead skin, helping regenerate and rejuvenate the skin underneath, but you can over-exfoliate. Too much exfoliation has the opposite effect and will dry out your skin. You should only be exfoliating, at most, two times a week! And be sure to talk with your doctor or dermatologist for a recommendation on the kind of exfoliant (physical, chemical, etc.).
We know retinol is a gold standard for anti-aging, but if you are here and are already a DermaLOVER, then you know we got you. Either way, if you suffer from dry skin, retinol can exacerbate it, and you are more likely to experience some of the adverse side effects, including peeling, redness, and stinging. If you prefer to keep retinol in your skincare routine, chat with your doctor or dermatologist for a low-concentration over-the-counter prescription.
Beauty Sleep = Dermaclara Sleep
As mentioned above, Dermaclara is an amazing solution for dehydrated skin (with additional anti-aging benefits). It’s a well-known fact that Sleeping Beauty was in on Dermaclara and that she had Dermaclara all over that bod the entire time she was snoozing.
Whether you are using our face or body patches, your skin is in for deep hydration. Unlike topical creams, Dermaclara patches create a microclimate that penetrates the dermis layer––Meaning our patches have a more significant effect on your skin's overall health and appearance. Our non-invasive, chemical-free silicone patches lock in natural moisture and increase collagen production. Apply them during your nighttime routine and head to sleep. Your skin will be plump and hydrated by the morning!
So, there you have it, a few simple tips to help you bring hydration back to your skin (all while you are asleep). If you try out any of the above, let us know and drop us a review. We always love hearing from our DermaLOVERS.