Dehydrated Skin Problem

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How is everyone getting on with treating their dehydrated skin? Ive been putting oatmeal (beta glutens) in a bowl of luke warm water and spooning the cream off the top to cleanse my face, leaving it on for 10 minutes then splashing with cold water, followed by argan oil. It seems to be helping a lot. Although my skin still looks dehydrated. May take a long time to heal. Was thinking of adding pure shea butter after the argan oil. Thoughts?

Hope everyone is managing to finally get somewhere with a cure!

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Ive recently read studies that using a 2% niacinimide (aka nicotinimide) can reduce the sebum creation on skin which in effect helps with acne. With regard to dehydrated skin (loss of water content) would using this product cause dry (loss of oil content) issues in the long run.

There is plenty to say that it helps repair a skin barrier, but as with everything I think using it without going over board may be essential.

thoughts?

SOURCE: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16766489

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Just a quick update guys. I've been using Retin-A for about 6-7 months now and It's made my skin far better than what it was previously. I've also found an Oil-free SPF 30 sunscreen to use in the day that protects from the suns rays. I will continue to use the Retin-A as it's really awesome stuff. It has made my skin texture look lots better, evened out the tone a touch, and made my skin hold on to moisture more easily. My skin still gets dry and peels though, but that can be greatly reduced by using CeraVe cream at night 1hr after.

So if you guys haven't found anything that works yet, give some Retin-A a try (use 0.025% at first with zinc oxide spf 30 sunscreen).

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I would say that the main suggestion here would be: drink more watter. Better green tea. I used matcha green tea supplied by Pure Chimp and I have meneged to get rid of the problem connected to my skin.

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Drinking plenty of water every day or some herbal teas, natural fruit juices can help you to re-hydrate your body and skin. You can also apply some natural facial masks that have coconut oil or argan oil. Oils are the best skin moisturizer and it leaves our skin hydrated and smooth.

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Drinking plenty of water every day or some herbal teas, natural fruit juices can help you to re-hydrate your body and skin. You can also apply some natural facial masks that have coconut oil or argan oil. Oils are the best skin moisturizer and it leaves our skin hydrated and smooth.

Your confusing the issue here prettysam, dehydrated skin simply means that the outer layer that holds the water content in the skin is damaged, the skin still supports itself with sebum (oils). dehydrated skin is completely different to dry skin.

Dry = Lack of Oil.

Dehydrated = Lack of Water.

I agree that drinking water will help your skin however with dehydrated skin no matter how much water you ingest the skin will simply evaporate and not be able to hold onto. Facial masks need to be avoided as the skins barrier is already broken and the process of rebuilding this is by way of extreme gentle daily regimen. Oils wont solve the issue either as oils only help skin that are low in sebum secretion, this is a sign of dry skin not dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin has already enough oil created and even more so as its lack of water content confuses the glands. Please research before giving incorrect advice to people suffering from this.

I would say that the main suggestion here would be: drink more watter. Better green tea. I used matcha green tea supplied by Pure Chimp and I have meneged to get rid of the problem connected to my skin.

sallyy75, I agree that drinking fluids is a priority but with severe dehydrated skin it will not solve this issue alone. Drinking detoxifiying hot drinks does little to nothing by way of solving this issue. I beleive your issue was not connected to dehydrated skin as dehydrated skin is a chronic skin issue and not something easily solved.

Just a quick update guys. I've been using Retin-A for about 6-7 months now and It's made my skin far better than what it was previously. I've also found an Oil-free SPF 30 sunscreen to use in the day that protects from the suns rays. I will continue to use the Retin-A as it's really awesome stuff. It has made my skin texture look lots better, evened out the tone a touch, and made my skin hold on to moisture more easily. My skin still gets dry and peels though, but that can be greatly reduced by using CeraVe cream at night 1hr after.

So if you guys haven't found anything that works yet, give some Retin-A a try (use 0.025% at first with zinc oxide spf 30 sunscreen).

Kudos on the skin improvment - glad to hear good results!

6-7 months is a long time with this chemical - is your skin sore?

Have you before and after pictures please?

What kind of sunscreen did you use?

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Drinking plenty of water every day or some herbal teas, natural fruit juices can help you to re-hydrate your body and skin. You can also apply some natural facial masks that have coconut oil or argan oil. Oils are the best skin moisturizer and it leaves our skin hydrated and smooth.

Your confusing the issue here prettysam, dehydrated skin simply means that the outer layer that holds the water content in the skin is damaged, the skin still supports itself with sebum (oils). dehydrated skin is completely different to dry skin.

Dry = Lack of Oil.

Dehydrated = Lack of Water.

I agree that drinking water will help your skin however with dehydrated skin no matter how much water you ingest the skin will simply evaporate and not be able to hold onto. Facial masks need to be avoided as the skins barrier is already broken and the process of rebuilding this is by way of extreme gentle daily regimen. Oils wont solve the issue either as oils only help skin that are low in sebum secretion, this is a sign of dry skin not dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin has already enough oil created and even more so as its lack of water content confuses the glands. Please research before giving incorrect advice to people suffering from this.

>I would say that the main suggestion here would be: drink more watter. Better green tea. I used matcha green tea supplied by Pure Chimp and I have meneged to get rid of the problem connected to my skin.

sallyy75, I agree that drinking fluids is a priority but with severe dehydrated skin it will not solve this issue alone. Drinking detoxifiying hot drinks does little to nothing by way of solving this issue. I beleive your issue was not connected to dehydrated skin as dehydrated skin is a chronic skin issue and not something easily solved.

Just a quick update guys. I've been using Retin-A for about 6-7 months now and It's made my skin far better than what it was previously. I've also found an Oil-free SPF 30 sunscreen to use in the day that protects from the suns rays. I will continue to use the Retin-A as it's really awesome stuff. It has made my skin texture look lots better, evened out the tone a touch, and made my skin hold on to moisture more easily. My skin still gets dry and peels though, but that can be greatly reduced by using CeraVe cream at night 1hr after.

So if you guys haven't found anything that works yet, give some Retin-A a try (use 0.025% at first with zinc oxide spf 30 sunscreen).

Kudos on the skin improvment - glad to hear good results!

6-7 months is a long time with this chemical - is your skin sore?

Have you before and after pictures please?

What kind of sunscreen did you use?

My skin was dry and flaked alot (Not much redness). I just used it every 2 days until I upped it to everyday for about 7 months. I think Retin-A should be used if you have tried all other means . After coming off, the dry skin went and looked great ever since. I used Blue Lizard SPF 30 as it's oil-free.

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Spritz face with water all day, whenever you can. Evian also makes aerosol facial mist, but it's unnecessarily costly.

Add a small amount of Vitamin E oil to the water, shake well. (The E is to protect the damaged epidermis so the skin can retain water.)

Oil rebound comes from both dehydration and overmedicating/overwashing, which destroys the the skin's water barrier.


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Bump.

I have that really lined, crinkly, crepey, roughy, open pored looking skin texture also. My skin became severely dehydrated from a clinic that ruined my skin and gave me bad advice on my home care routine.

I am currently using Osmosis and Cosmedix products, which are supposed to help with skin barrier issues. I am using Retin aldehyde (spelling?) 0.6% every night, which also has niacinamide and chlorella vulgaris in it etc. I also use a mild Aha/BHA cleanser every second night, and the other nights I use a deep cleanser that doesn't destroy skin lipids or the barrier but uses coconut surfactants in it I think. I then use a moisturiser with hyaluronic acid in it, Shea butter etc and it doesn't break me out, followed by an SPF that contains d-beta fructan, which is supposed to increase water moisturiser content.

My aesthetician is monitoring my skin very closely and my routine. My clogged pores and acne has calmed down heaps, and the products above don't make my skin tighter or break me out. She wants to add a mild aha/BHA serum for the day for the few pimples I still get.

I've only been on this routine for a few months, but my crinkly texture doesn't get better. She says my skin isn't as dehydrated, and sometimes it feels better. But confusingly, as my beard hair grows, my skin looks rougher and more dehydrated. When I trim it very closely (read TRIM not SHAVE) my skin looks a little less lined and rough. Very weird.

I want to continue on the retinaldehyde because I want it to help produce collagen in case my dermis is thinned from over exfoliation and chemical peels. I also want it to help the atrophic scarring that has resulted recently before my skin got under control.

Is there any test I can do to check the skin, and it's water content, as well as the thickness of my dermis? I was thinking the VISIA...

I've seen people with worse acne atrophic scarring than mine, but they still have this nice plump skin. My whole skin looks worse because the texture looks so rough and textured and crinkly. It gets me so so down.

Again a long winded question/answer/whine, but I couldn't help it lol. :/

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I also had dry skin caused by strong acne products. The best thing I did was stop using acne products for a while to give my skin a break. Why? Because cosmetic irritation can lead to inflammation, which causes more acne! I currently wash my skin with raw honey, which is antimicrobial and soothes inflammed skin. Then, I moisturize with Vitamin B3 lotion, which is amazing. If you haven't used Vitamin B3, you might want to start now. Vitamin B3 lotion has been proven in clinical studies to increase the elasticity of the skin, enhance the skin barrier function, erase discolorations and improve the skin’s tone and texture.

Vitamin B3 application has been proven to increase skin softness, suppleness and skin hydration. In a lot of ways, vitamin B3 lotion performs better than many acne treatments on the market. For example, one team of researchers found that 4% nicotinamide cream (combined with linoleic acid) published was more effective in reducing acne than 1% topical clindamycin, which is a commonly used antibiotic. In another study, 4% B3 lotion reduced acne by 60 percent while topical clindamycin reduced acne by 43 percent.

Clear Skin Weekend blogs about B3 cream all the time.

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Exactly what I'm going through some days I look as young as 15 but whenever I exfoliate to remove the heaps of dead skin build up and flakes I look like I'm way older it really frustrating and really hurts my self confidence some days I shut myself in the house cause I'm ashamed of going out I just don't understand why I get dead skin build up like this and whenever I remove it I use a washcloth lightly to scrub and I still end up with wrinkly big pores and oily skin for a couple days till it heals..

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I've started using a Vitamin C serum to a positive effect. I belive Vitamin C has the ability to repair the dermis as well as the epidermis if it is at 10% and above with a low Ph (3.5 and below). If peoples skin has been thinned and damaged by a product, I believe a Vitamin C serum could be all what's required to help you guys out.

You can make your own serum cheaply enough if you get L-ascorbic acid and some pure water if you're confident enough. Alternatively, you can do what i have done and just bought one off Ebay.

Remember: look for low ph and 10% minimum for a serum.

Give it 6 months.

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By "dehydrated skin", I'll assume you mean "dry skin". I've got a similar problem and cured it with something so simple... it's been around forever...

Vaseline.

It's got 97% moisture retention, more then the next best thing, Coconut Oil at 20%.

What I do is a spray a mist of cold water from a spray bottle on my face immediately after coming out of a shower (nothing touches my face, not even a towel - you should always air-dry your face, regardless) and put on a thin film of 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, specifically the Vaseline brand because I trust only name-brands when it comes to my skin health.


Worked like a charm the first night and every night after that. I wake up with smooth, hydrated skin every morning and never need to put on an extra cream.

Mind you this was a HUGE deal for me, being the guy who always had the Sahara Desert on my face every morning. Even after a hot shower my skin isn't dry. It's pretty unreal.

Just make sure you're not allergic to Petroleum. While it cannot clog pores, you still could have a reaction to the ingredient and breakout. I'd put a bit of it in once area of your face and see how it goes for a night, just to play it safe.


Hope this helps!

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Drinking lots of water keeps you hydrated. 8 to 10 glasses of water will do. Fruits and vegetable help you keep hydrated also.

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Solved!

I have restored my skin to the best it can possibly be by cleansing with a gentle cleanser (i recommend ceraVe) using only COOL water, followed up by a moistruzier with ceramides (Cerave PM).

Since doing this after building up the deeper layers of my skin (using retinols), my skin is able to hold onto moisture better than ever!

Never ever use hot/warm water on your face if you suffer from this.

The epidermis can be helped by building block ingredients such as Niacinamide, Oils like avocado, ceramides, and vitamin C.

My routine AM:

(optional) Cleanse with coolish/cold water. It depends if I need to shave.

Apply SPF 30 in summer months (15 in winter). I like Blue Lizard and CeraVe.

PM:

Cleanse with CeraVe foaming cleanser with cool/cold water.

Apply Cerave PM (it has niacinamide, ceramides).

If you have discolouration, the niacinamide will help that melanin fade.

PM if you have questions.

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Hey xninja glad your skin is better.

I been using sweet almond oil for three days and my skin is 75percent better. All the dehydrated lines on my skin is gone.. My skin looks soft and healthy .im so happy this dehydrated skin is almost gone.i will update in a week

I have the natures bounty sweet almond oil. The ingredients are sweet almond oil and vitamin E .

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Ok quick update.i never had dehydrated skin.i had seb derm on my forehead and t zone,cheeks and chin.i fix this with head and shoulders shampoo 2 in 1 conditioner .i would use it every other day to wash my face.i will leave it on for 7 mins and rinse.fix it in couple of weeks. And one more thing every month I would rotate shampoo like selsun blue.so the seb derm aka fungus won't get use to the shampoo . Hope this help 

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Okay so rarejr.. you spent how long trying to fix it and then found at it was fungus and was healed in a matter of weeks?  So you use shampoo only and nothing else ? My skin isn't dry feeling but it is constantly flaky and my pores get clogged and I get that sand paper texture. I honestly think mine is fungal related also. 

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