Top Ingredients to keep your Skin Hydrated Organically

Top Ingredients to keep your Skin Hydrated Organically

If you are searching for natural and organic products to moisturise or hydrate your skin, here are our top ingredients to hydrate and nourish your skin, and eliminate dry patches.

Causes of dry and dehydrated skin

How do I identify if I have dry or dehydrated skin and what is the difference?

Dry skin

Dry skin is a skin type and a result of how your skin cells produce oils to help protect your skin mantle.  As your skin and body ages, the oil production changes and diminishes, so dry skin can be more common in mature skin types.  With all skin types you must consider your daily skin care regime. Dry skin benefits from rich and nourishing creams by providing a protective layer for your skin, along with the regular use of cleansers and gentle exfoliates which are formulated for dry skin, like our Hemp Jojoba Rosehip Cleanser and Calming Face and Body Scrub.

Dehydrated skin

The difference between dehydrated and dry skin is your skin is still producing its natural oils caused by the lack of water or moisture in your skin - so it is possible to have dehydrated skin all year round.   Skin is more prone to dehydration during winter months.   Environmental factors can also increase the chance of your skin being dehydrated, like how often you are outdoors in the sun, the climate you live in or the amount of time you are in air-conditioning.  Using moisturisers that attract and capture water in your skin (called humectants) will benefit hydration.  Dry or dehydrated skin can be a common issue during pregnancy and for new or breastfeeding mums.

What to look for - signs of dehydrated and dry skin

Typical signs of dry and dehydrated skin are chapped, red and/or cracked skin.  In dehydrated skin, typical signs are flaky skin or skin with patches of rough texture.  Dehydrated skin can also feel tight and itchy.

Our Top Organic Ingredients for Hydrated Skin

For dehydrated skin, replenish your water intake – your skin condition is an indicator your body is craving hydration – ensure you drink two litres of clean, fresh, good quality water daily and get adequate rest and quality sleep.  Nourishing your skin with enriched creams will relieve symptoms and start to restore your skin health.  Also increase your good oil intake to feed your skin from the inside.  Try products containing some of these natural and organic ingredients as a sure way to combat the symptoms of dry or dehydrated skin.

Honey is a humectant which attracts and locks moisture inside your skin and a perfect ingredient to treat dehydrated skin.   Try our White Clay Mask mixed with honey and water to calm, hydrate, soothe and nourish dry skin. 

Jojoba Oil is well absorbed by the skin, making it ideal for both dry and dehydrated skin.   Jojoba oil closely matches your skin’s sebum, a natural oil produced by the body to protect your skin.   Hemp Jojoba Rosehip Moisturiser will hydrate and nourish both dry and dehydrated skin, leaving your skin feeling smooth and soothed.

Coconut Oil  can provide a protective layer for your skin, replenishing oils and retaining moisture (another humectant).  Coconut and olive oil, shea and cocoa butters are in our earthman shave heaven and earthman after shave lotion to give a smooth shave and replenish your skin’s moisture levels.

In general, taking care of your skin is always important.  But, if you see any of these signs of dry or dehydrated skin, act quickly to replenish the moisture in your skin!  Chronic skin conditions like Psoriasis can sometimes develop when dehydrated or dry skin is left untreated, so it important to address symptoms as early as possible.

Also, be sure to start your day with a sunscreen to protect your skin from further damage.  We recommend our Moisturiser with Sunscreen for lightweight and protective coverage.   Apply immediately after showering and allow your skin approximately 20-30 minutes to absorb the moisturiser before applying your makeup.

Feel free to contact us if you need assistance with determining your skin type or guidance in choosing the ideal products for your skin type.

Posted by Pamela Mills