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Dehydrated skin

Definition: A recurrent but temporary and reversible problem, corresponding to a damaged hydrolipidic barrier that can no longer retain water. It presents as a loss of radiance and comfort, which results in a feeling of tightness, particularly after cleansing or showering. All skin types can experience dehydration.
Internal and external causes: Facteurs environnementaux (froid, vent, pollution, soleil, etc...), stress, fatigue, tabac, hydratation insuffisante, consommation d'alcool, utilisation de produits cosmétiques trop agressifs /harsh products, taking certain medications (cholesterol-lowering, anti-acne, etc.), menopause, ageing skin.
How to reduce or eliminate: Use formulas rich in humectant and emollient ingredients (glycerin, urea, polyglutamic acid, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, etc.).
Preventative steps to take: Drink at least 1.5 litres of water every day; avoid overheated or air-conditioned rooms; choose non-aggressive skincare products; apply moisturiser morning and night; protect yourself from UV rays; opt for gentle skincare; remember to remove make-up and cleanse your skin in the evening.

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