How Long Does Dehydrated Skin Take To Heal?
Since everybody’s skin is different, it is quite difficult to pinpoint an exact time frame. If the problem is solely due to dehydration and not a compromised skin barrier, 3 months of consistent skincare application should start to give you results. Though, this is just an estimate and should not be taken as a hard and fast rule.
How Do You Treat Dehydrated Acne Prone Skin?
There was a famous old school home method of treating acne prone skin - to dry out your skin on the belief that it would make your skin less oily. While in theory it sounds reasonable, it is definitely one of the worst methods in practice and would worsen acne.
Drying out the skin by not applying moisturiser, or using a stripping cleanser would deprive your skin of the hydration that it craves. This will push it to overcompensate for this lack of moisture by producing even more excess oil.
There are two essential steps in treating dehydrated skin. If the skin is merely dehydrated, look out for a good lightweight moisturiser that will deliver you a pack of hydration such as the Evenswiss Rich Regenerating Cream.
As well as this, ZENii Pro Hydrate is another great moisturising solution. This supplement is a tried and true skincare solution packed with sodium hyaluronate. This acts as a vessel to transport water molecules to supplement the skin with hydration.
To seal in all that moisture, we recommend pairing it with the Indeed Labs Clearify Facial Oil for optimum hydration. The Indeed Labs Clearify Oil has a unique lightweight, non-greasy formula. It helps nourish your skin and rebalance oil production.
Should You Hydrate Acne Prone Skin?
As mentioned above hydration is essential in skincare, especially if you have acne prone skin. Water is essential in providing an optimum medium for biochemical processes. It is also a universal solvent that helps to transport waste products and toxins to be excreted from the skin. Hence, water is essential for supplementing skin regeneration and healing acne.
If you are worried about oiliness and prefer lightweight water based products instead of the Indeed Labs Clearify Facial Oil, try the Evenswiss Balancing Complex. Evenswiss Balancing Complex is a serum that works to improve congested, oily, dehydrated acne prone skin. This is more of a targeted skincare solution, so pair it with any trusted moisturiser for best results.
Besides hydration, there are other factors to consider when battling with dehydrated acne prone skin. Whilst delivering moisture to your skin should be of main priority, treatment requires finding the right balance of active ingredients as well.
Retinoids, AHAs and a daily exfoliating cleanser such as Exfoliator II by Indeed Labs would be a great accompaniment to your skincare routine. Retinoids increase cell turnover to yield new skin cells. AHAs help to gently decongest the skin by buffing away accumulated dead skin cells.