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Are you worried your age is starting to show a little too early and wonder what you could have done to cause older looking skin? There could be another reason for the sudden increase in lines and wrinkles on your face – Dehydration.
Dehydrated skin can indeed cause fine lines. If you do nothing to restore a healthy skin moisture balance, fine lines can become more prominent over time, leading to wrinkles. However, deeper wrinkles are usually down to the natural ageing process. So naturally, you ask yourself, ‘What are wrinkles, and can I reverse them?’ – keep reading to find further information on dehydrated skin and how Eden Skin Clinic can help you reduce fine lines & wrinkles caused by dehydration.
What is Dehydrated Skin?
Dehydrated skin occurs when there is a lack of water in the uppermost layers of the skin. Moisture in the skin contributes to healthy cell turnover. Therefore, an absence of water means your skin cells cannot rejuvenate.
Because of this, dehydrated skin presents symptoms such as patches of dryness, tightness, increased sensitivity. These patches may appear rough in texture or look dull. Dehydrated skin can also accelerate the early signs of ageing by contributing to fine lines. Those with dry skin may find that the elasticity and resilience of their skin are reduced, making it prone to wrinkling and creasing.
What’s the difference between wrinkles & dehydration lines?
Fine lines and wrinkles are most commonly caused by ageing. As we age, the collagen and elastin in our skin break down. Both collagen and elastin are essential parts of skin health and provide structure to help keep it looking smooth and young. As these proteins break down, skin loses elasticity and becomes unable to bounce back into place, ultimately causing wrinkles to appear. Aside from natural ageing, exposing the skin barrier to damaging UV rays through sun exposure can also speed up the ageing process and cause more fine lines to form. Repeated facial expressions also play a role in wrinkle formation and first appear around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
Unlike wrinkles, dehydration lines are not caused by ageing but by dehydration. Environmental factors like weather and seasonal changes frequently bring on skin conditions, including dehydrated skin. Your dietary and lifestyle choices may strongly influence it. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, eating a lot of salt, or not drinking enough water can dehydrate your skin, leaving it dull and producing wrinkle-like lines. It’s crucial to remember that the amount of water in your skin, not the amount of oil, determines whether or not your skin is dehydrated. Dehydrated skin can affect even those with oily skin. Overusing, unusing or using the wrong products within your skincare routine can also be a cause for dehydrated skin. The good news is that adopting healthier lifestyle habits in addition to topical therapies can help reduce the appearance of dehydration lines.
Can I Reverse Dehydrated Skin and Wrinkles?
There are various ways to restore your skin’s moisture balance. If you want to reverse dehydrated skin, you must endeavour to address not only your skincare regimen but also your general health and wellness. Multiple environmental factors can cause dehydrated skin. The first and most apparent is an insufficient intake of water. Additionally, diets rich in alcohol, caffeine, processed foods, and salt encourage the body to expel water, making you prone to dehydration. Dehydrated skin can be avoided by putting improved habits into practice.
For skin that glows and looks natural, try to embrace as many of these habits as you can:
- Increased water intake
- Minimise alcohol and caffeine
- Rehydrate whilst exercising
- Develop a nourishing skincare routine
- Adapt a healthy lifestyle
- Get enough sleep
- Excessive sun exposure
- Avoid smoking/vaping
- Remove makeup before bed
Seeing the changes to your skin type through these practices can take time. There are non-surgical treatments that can speed up the process of rehydrating your skin:
Book Now with Eden Skin Clinic
Contact Eden Skin Clinic if you want to visit one of our central London clinics in Kensington or Wimbledon for a non-surgical procedure to help rehydrate your skin. Alternatively, you can use our online contact form to contact one of our knowledgeable skin care experts. They can assist you and direct you as you go through our treatments for dehydrated skin.
Please complete our online consultation form if you are a new client so that we can assess your skin and develop a skincare routine. A HydraFacial or Dermapen Micro-needling treatment does not require an initial consultation. However, you are welcome to have one if you feel it necessary. Our other skin treatments require a skin consultation and patch test prior. Therefore it’s best to have one to find the most suitable treatment.
If you are an existing client, please book now and join our waiting list.