The Hydration Series: Part Two: The Signs and Symptoms of Dehydrated Skin
In this 8-part Hydration blog series, we will explore the importance of hydration in maintaining the optimal function and balance of the body's largest organ, the skin.
Dehydrated skin can present in a number of ways, including sensitivity, irritation, inflammation, erythema (redness), dryness, dullness, dark under-eye circles, sunken eyes, change in skin texture, increased congestion (clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads), and premature signs of aging such as increased fine lines and surface wrinkles. Dehydrated skin can look visibly dry, and flaky. It may also feel tight, itchy and rough to the touch.
A simple test experts recommend is to pinch your cheek. Healthy skin will quickly bounce back once you let go. However, if even gentle pressure causes the skin to wrinkle instead of holding its shape, it’s a good sign that your cells are begging for water.