Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Skin dehydration is caused by things such as weather changes, overexfoliation, smoking, and drinking too much caffeine.
Here's another fun fact, if you suffer from having dehydrated skin this likely means your skin's moisture barrier is damaged. Your skin barrier is important because it protects the skin from outside bacteria while also maintaining hydration.
Luckily, there are many ingredients you can include in your at home regime to keep your skin hydrated and retaining moisture that include the following:
1. Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a strong humectant that attracts moisture to your skin from your outside environment. It can hold up to 1000 times its own molecular weight in water and is a popular skincare staple!
Niacinamide is another great ingredient to use for hydration because it acts as a prevention barrier so moisture doesn't escape from your skin. It is also has anti inflammatory properties which is great for people with sensitive skin or acne.
Ceramides act like as a protective barrier to your skin, helping reduce the amount of transepidermal water loss (TEWL). This is a very beneficial ingredient especially for dry, rough, sun damaged, or scaly skin.
Protecting your skin barrier is ESSENTIAL to having happy, healthy skin. Having an intact barrier will allow your skin to protect itself and be able to properly regenerate skin cells.
Do you need to add hydrating products to your skin routine? Check out our Ageless Hydration Serum or our Hydrating Moisturizer.