What are the signs of dehydrated skin?

1. Dehydrated skin: warning signs

Contrary to popular belief, dehydrated skin isn't necessarily dry skin. Dryness is caused by a lack of lipids and refers to skin's natural state. Dehydration, on the other hand, is a temporary condition. However, like dry skin, dehydrated skin is in serious need of comfort. It feels tight and very often rough, with redness appearing on the surface. To find out whether your skin is dehydrated, here's a little tip: use two fingers to gently pinch the skin on the top of your cheekbone, just under your eye. If you notice fine lines appearing when you do so, your skin is dehydrated.

2. What can I do to avoid dehydration?

Make sure you moisturize your skin and drink enough water every day (at least 1.5 litres). This is key to plump, supple and fresh-looking skin. Get together a moisture-focused beauty routine. Morning and night, use the Hydra-Essentiel range with organic kalanchoe extract. Apply the Hydra-Essentiel Intensive Moisture Quenching Bi-Phase Serum to cleansed skin. Specially designed for parched skin, its formula strengthens the cutaneous barrier to help skin retain all the moisture it needs, whatever the circumstances. Layer the Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream over the serum to keep your face hydrated. Over the weeks, using this two-step routine, your skin will feel refreshed with all tightness gone, and your complexion will glow. If your lips are dry, use the Hydra-Essentiel Lip Balm. For the skin around your eyes, try the Eye Mask from the same range.

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