Skin is the largest and it is an equally important organ like any other because the early symptoms of almost every critical medical condition are visible through it. Dehydration although impacts the whole body but the first and most affected body part from it is the skin.
The dehydrated face is characterized as the reduced amount of moisture in the face skin and is mainly caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Not drinking enough water, lack of sleep, hot showers, and no skincare routine are some of the causes of the dehydrated face. Symptoms include dullness, itchiness, wrinkles, discoloration, and acne breakouts.
Factors like skin type and problems, intensity of dehydration, and age should be considered before undergoing any procedure. With professional medical help, you can either prevent face skin dehydration or treat it. Following are some of the most effective options for you to take back the plumped skin.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 681,190 microdermabrasion procedures performed in 2019. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic skincare procedure that aims for healthy, smooth, and plumped skin. Wrinkles and dull skin caused by dehydrated fae can be easily treated by microdermabrasion.
In the procedure, the dead skin cells or top layer of skin is removed by rubbing crystals with the help of a small device. Therapy sessions are very quick and estimated to take only up to 30 minutes. The benefits of microdermabrasion include hydrated fresher looking skin, diminished wrinkles, and smoother skin surface.
Chemical peel is among the top 5 minimally invasive cosmetic procedures with over 1,387,607 procedures performed in 2019. The idea is to peel the dead and unhealthy layer of skin with a meticulous formula of chemicals. The innocuous acidic solution is painted carefully over the skin by a professional cosmetic expert and it starts peeling the dead and dry skin cells so a new fresher, younger, and plumped skin layer emerges.
The chemical peel gives hydrated facial skin with fewer wrinkles and dark spots. It ensures healthy, young, and fresher skin but if only done with absolute precision. If not done with intense care or by an unprofessional surgeon, it can cause uneven pigmentation.
Microneedling also known as collagen induction therapy is a procedure that aims at reducing wrinkles, and fine lines resulting in healthier and plumped skin. In the procedure, an instrument with very fine needles is used to puncture the upper layer of skin. These controlled injuries will help in forming the collagen which interns make skin tighter and plumped.
By the end of 4 to 5 therapy sessions, you can see very visible results in the form of tightened and plumped skin. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure with no downtime and can easily be paired with other procedures.
Skin exfoliation is just as deep cleansing but it does penetrate deeper into the skin and remove dead skin cells and dirt particles. While it is a very effective process it may not be suitable for every skin type. A professional will determine the method to choose according to your skin.
Generally, skin exfoliation includes mechanical and chemical steps. In the mechanical phase, scrubs, brush, or sponges are used to remove the dirt particles. In the chemical phase, Alpha hydroxide and Beta hydroxide acids are used to deeply penetrate the skin.
Skin Care Routine
All the described and suggested procedures are used to treat the consequences of dehydrated skin but to prevent them you can simply make a healthy skincare routine. Please visit a professional cosmetic dermatologist near you for scheduling the best skincare routine according to your skin type. Following is a general routine you can opt to prevent dehydrated face.
Start by cleaning your skin using a gentle scrub or cleanser. Use products that contain hydrating and soothing ingredients. Always use the best quality products that ensure the effectiveness of other products used afterward. Use skin toner after cleansing to boost hydration at a deeper level. It will moisturize, protect, and refresh the skin. Sunlight is harmful to the skin as it drains all the moisture out of the skin so incorporate sunscreen in the skincare routine. You can also use serums as they boost hydration and are excellent for dry skin.
All these procedures and skincare routines are useless if you are not happy inside and you are not maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Your skin is just a visual representation of your mental health so depression, stress, and anxiety are killing your smooth skin. Keep calm and stay hydrated all the time. As the doctors say drink at least eight glasses of water a day and also use juices, lemonades, and shakes.