We all love enjoying a beautiful day outside, but if your skin is starting to look and feel dry and itchy or starting to flake, it may be a signs of dehydration. Don't lounge around in the sun like a lizard without proper skin protection and hydrating yourself inside and out. In this article we will go over the top 3 signs your skin is dehydrated and what you can do about it.
- Fine Lines
Are you noticing a little more fine lines than usual? This could be a sign of dehydration. Fine lines begin to form on dehydrated skin when the exterior cells of the epidermis constrict due to a lack of water.
The Fix: Your skin should be re-hydrated periodically, preferably by a face mist based on seaweed.
- Flaky Skin
If you’re feeling that your skin is noticeably rougher and flaky in zones including the t-zone and cheeks, your skin may have trouble holding moisture.
- Itchy Skin
Lastly, if an itching sensation arises this could be from dehydration. It’s important to take care of as dry, itchy skin is prone to cracking and scratching will just make it worse.
The Fix: A moisturizer with coconut oil and seaweed is a great option to help hydrate the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
And, most importantly, always protect your skin with a full spectrum sunblock AND drink lots and lots of water! At least eight 8 oz. glasses a day is what it takes to keep you hydrated on the inside and out!