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We know why your skin’s dehydrated
(and the best routine to fix it)

Just like most of us at 5pm on Friday, sometimes our skin feels like it needs a really good drink. Tightness, congestion, and sensitivity are a few signs that your skin is yearning for some hydrating TLC, but it’s easy to treat if you know how. Our Team has the knowledge, and we’re more than happy to share it.

THE STEP-By-step skincare routine
you should try

Now for the fix: building an ingredients-first skincare routine.

Humectants, emollients, and occlusives might sound like GCSE science trigger words, but they’re actually everyday moisturising ingredients that deserve a place in your bathroom – and in this routine.

Humectants draw moisture to the top layer of the skin (the epidermis) from deeper layers, or from the surrounding air – hyaluronic acid is one you’ve probably heard of. Emollients smooth and soften, and help to relieve itchiness. And occlusives lock in moisture by providing a protective seal. As a threesome, they’re magic, and in a few of our favourite products below:

1. Start with a gentle cleanser.

Make sure it’s fragrance-free and doesn’t contain alcohol.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Soothing Cleansing Milk is ideal.

185ml, £17

2. toner, next.

This adds another thin layer of hydration and helps to balance the skin’s pH balance after cleansing. No harsh products though, stay clear of the glycolic acid. Try Ere Perez’s Herbal Face Tonic.

100ml, £24

3. moisturise, obviously.

A good moisturiser helps to protect the skin’s barrier (or lipid barrier) and is an absolute must at nighttime. Avoid anything thick and heavy like an old school cold cream. Instead, look for products filled with natural oils like jojoba and sunflower. We love the Pai Skincare Love & Haight Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Moisturiser.

50ml, £38

4. A face mask.

A face mask is a great added extra (for when you have the time). You want to use something that keeps skin plump and springy. Try Faace Tired Face Mask. It also contains aloe vera to help retain moisture.

100ml, £24

5. spf.

Whatever your skin type or condition, this one’s non-negotiable. You can’t go wrong with Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30.

50ml, £52

For your nighttime cleanse, swap out the toner for a soothing serum that’s easy for the skin to absorb (like squalane).


✓ Try adding Vitamin A to your routine in the form of retinol (we love the Juice Beauty Stem-Cellular Retinol). This encourages skin cell turnover (helping to shift the build up of dead cells) for fresh, juicy, hydrated skin.

30ml, £72

✓ Supplements are a good call too. Omega 3 fatty acids help to keep the membranes around our skin cells healthy and boost hydration levels by maintaining the skin’s natural barrier. If you’re not a fan of fish – the supreme source of Omega-3 – take it as a supplement instead. We recommend the KIKI Health Krill Oil Capsules.

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You’ll find every kind of product for tackling dehydrated skin on the Naturisimo website – from cleansers, to moisturisers, and all sorts of supplements in between. Have a scroll, add some bits to your basket, and show us your new routine @naturisimo.

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