Does your skin feel dry, flaky, and more sensitive than usual? Then it may be dehydrated. Dehydration lines and wrinkles can look alike, making it difficult to tell one from the other. But they are different! To help you figure out what's going on with your skin, we asked our beauty experts to share their best advice for finding out whether your skin is dehydrated or wrinkle-prone.
Causes of Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are totally normal signs of aging. As we age, our skin's collagen and elastin begin to break down. Collagen and elastin provide structure to help keep your skin looking smooth and youthful. As we age and these proteins start to break down, our skin loses elasticity, causing wrinkles to appear. Aside from the aging process, wrinkles can also be caused by exposure to damaging UV sun exposure, free radicals, and repeated facial expressions, such as frowning and smiling.
How to Minimize Your Wrinkles
The secret to minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and stopping new ones from forming is a dedicated age-repair skincare routine. Yes, we know it's not much of a secret, but using skincare products that specifically target wrinkles and other signs of aging is the best way to keep your skin looking and feeling gorgeous!
If you need help figuring out where to start, don't worry! Our skincare experts can provide personalized skincare products to help you create an effective anti-aging skincare regime. From luxurious moisturizers and LED light treatments to HydraFacials and skin peels, we have everything you need to keep your skin looking its best.
Causes of Dehydration Lines
The clue is in the name—a lack of hydration causes dehydration lines! There are many things that can cause dehydrated skin, such as hormones, diet, lifestyle choices, and seasonal changes. For instance, not drinking enough water, drinking too much alcohol, or consuming too much salt can diminish your skin's water content and lead to fine lines.
When trying to figure out if your skin is dehydrated, it's essential to distinguish the amount of oil in your skin from the amount of water. Why? Because even oily skin can become dehydrated skin! The good news is that dehydrated skin is easy to treat with topical treatments and healthy lifestyle choices. Once your skin is hydrated, the appearance of dehydration lines and wrinkles should disappear.
Signs of Dehydrated Skin
Need help figuring out if you're dealing with wrinkles or dehydration lines? Here are some signs of dehydrated skin to look out for:
#1 Itchy Skin
The most common sign of dehydrated skin is itching. Whether you've just enjoyed a trip to the beach, or are suffering from the cold winter weather, if your skin feels itchy, it's probably dehydrated. Wind, high temperatures, and lots of sun exposure deplete the skin's protective barrier causing it to lose moisture and feel dry. If your skin is experiencing a drought, you may also notice it has a rough, flakey texture.
#2 Sensitive Skin
Increased irritation can also be a sign of dehydrated skin. If your skin's moisture barrier is depleted, it cannot protect itself from damaging external factors such as pollution and harsh weather. Even short contact with everyday stressors can cause dehydrated skin to feel sensitive and uncomfortable.
#3 Dull Skin
If your skin isn't looking as bright and dewy as usual, it could be dehydrated. Skin hydration plays a huge part in essential functions like cell production and turnover. Without adequate hydration, dead cells may build up on the surface of your skin, causing clogged pores and a dull complexion.
How to Hydrate Your Skin
To keep your skin hydrated and glowing, it's important to use moisturizing products with soothing ingredients. When it comes to cleansers, we recommend a gentle cleanser like Bella Aura's Gentle Purifying Cleanser, a luxurious non-stripping face wash expertly formulated to soothe and clean stressed and dry skin. This cleanser uses natural calming ingredients like amino acids and botanicals to boost your skin's hydration levels and purify your complexion.
When you need to introduce a little more hydration into your skincare regime, opt for products that contain hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and amino acids, such as the Bella Aura Daily Repair Moisturizer. At Avari Beauty, we also offer super hydrating HydraFacial treatments for clients who are looking for a potent anti-aging treatment that targets fine lines and wrinkles. Innovative patented technology instantly delivers noticeable and lasting hydration to thirsty skin while deeply cleansing pores and visibly smoothing lines and wrinkles. For an added at-home boost, use Bella Aura's Hydra Revive Treatment and follow with the ultra-effective Antioxidant Booster for maximum complexion protection.
If you're living with dehydration lines, fine lines, and wrinkles—don't worry. We've got you covered. By identifying your skin's unique needs, you can create an effective skincare routine that will have you 'selfie ready' all day, every day.