Dehydration is a condition that occurs when an individual has lost so much fluid, mostly water, that the body can no longer function normally. The most obvious sign of dehydration is thirst. However, there are other signs and symptoms of dehydration, including reactions on your skin.

How Can You Tell if Your Skin is Dehydrated?

You may have dehydrated skin if it looks parched and feels rough to the touch. You can also tell if you’re dehydrated when you pinch your skin; if it takes some time to return to its normal flat appearance, this can be a sign of dehydration. This can happen to anyone if their skin isn’t retaining enough moisture.

Signs of Dehydration on Your Skin

  • Itchiness
  • Dullness
  • Dark circles under your eyes
  • Sunken eyes
  • Increased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

The Difference Between Dehydrated Skin and Dry Skin

The biggest difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin is that dehydrated skin lacks water, while dry skin lacks natural oils. Dry skin constantly needs moisturizer, while treatment for dehydrated skin includes water-rich products. Dry skin is also considered a skin type, while skin dehydration is considered a condition.

Signs of Dry Skin

  • Flakey
  • Scaly
  • Redness
  • Irritation

How to Treat Dehydrated Skin

You can replenish moisture in your skin with a DIY method, or you can consult a dermatologist in Boca Raton, like Dr. Mounir Wassef. At DCSI, we offer skin rejuvenation cosmetic treatments in Wellington to help bring your skin back to life. However, one of the best methods of treatment for dehydrated skin is drinking plenty of water.

DIY Methods for Restoring Moisture to Your Skin

  • Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells to allow your moisturizer to work better.
  • Add a serum with hyaluronic acid to quench your skin.
  • Sooth and nourish skin with a hydration mask.
  • Drink at least the minimum recommendations for water consumption.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Replenish fluids after working out.
  • Increase water intake with consumption of water-rich fruits and vegetables like celery and watermelon.

The Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Institute Can Help

Dehydrated skin is a manageable condition. If you’re noticing signs and symptoms in your skin and have not seen improvements, contact Dr. Wassef for more information. At our South Florida dermatology office, we can provide additional advice on how to properly treat dehydrated or dry skin. Dr. Wassef is also the best dermatologist for acne in Palm Beach. Contact our staff today to schedule a consultation with our dermatologist in Wellington.

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