Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin



Most of our Customers Experience this During the Summer: Dehydrated SkinThroughout your life your skin will change constantly. In fact, every 27 days our skin cells begin to rebuild. So it is no surprise that our skin and skin condition changes with each new season. Proper skincare is necessary to keep your skin looking and feeling great and during the summer this only increases in importance.

Is your skin dehydrated or just dry?
In the summer time when temperatures increase, our skin can become dry or dehydrated if we are not drinking enough water or using products that ass moisture to our skin. Dry skin and dehydrated skin share some symptoms but are two different issues. Dry skin lacks natural oils and is a skin type meaning people with dry skin almost always experience dry skin. Dry skin can be scaly, red or irritated. Dehydrated skin looks pale, itchy, and dull. Dehydrated skin makes fine lines more noticeable and can even cause dark spots on the skin as a severe lack of water.

How to do I test fo see if my skin is dehydrated?
You can do a simple test to determine if your skin is dehydrated or not. Take a small portion of your skin around the cheek area and squeeze lightly. If you notice any wrinkling and if the skin doesn’t bounce back after you let go, then your skin may be dehydrated.

How to treat dehydrated skin?
You can treat dehydrated skin with simple lifestyle changes. The first is drinking plenty fo water, but of course, not too much. As a general rule of thumb, drinking 8 glasses of water per day or half your body weight in ounces should help. But be careful as drinking too much water can result in a loss of minerals. A reduction in drinking alcohol. smoking cigarettes and eating fatty foods also greatly help in rehydrating the skin. When out in the sun, using a light, water-based moisturizer preferably with an SPF (Healthy Glow Moisturizer) will aid in adding moisture back to the skin.

If you have other questions about how to adjust your summer skincare regimen. Please contact us via email at: info@theblackmarketgroup.com or connect with us on social media.

3 Foods for Skin Health

You want to know the secret to healthy skin? While most people spend hundreds and thousands of dollars searching for the right products, many of the skin curing ingredients we need can be found right in our refrigerator. This year, our goal is to teach you how to care for your skin from the inside out!

  1. Green Tea

Drinking warm or hot tea has many skin and health benefits. Green tea it loaded with antioxidants that can help lower your risk for many preventable diseases. It can also help improve brain function, maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and burn fat. Green tea is also anti-inflammatory and helps to fight free-radicals which protects your skin from sun damage. It can also aid in the reduction of the appearance of redness that can be associated with skin ailments like rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. It is recommended that you drink a cup of green tea before every meal for best results.

  1. Nuts

Nuts like almonds and walnuts can be found in any local grocery store. Its primary benefit to your skin is improving its overall elasticity making the skin smooth and supple. These nuts are packed with vitamins A, C and E and also minerals like zinc. Snacking on nuts can be a great addition to your diet as they also full of omega 3 fatty acids and can curb your appetite by making you feel fuller longer.

2. Sweet Potatoes

Vitamin A deficiency is a huge reason for dry, dull skin . That coupled with the cold winter, could leave your skin cracked and peeling. Consuming foods high in beta carotene is necessary for healthy, glowing skin and sweet potatoes are a tasty treat that can be easily prepared. In fact, consuming the entire sweet potato layers on the benefits by boosting the nutritional value with fiber and potassium.

Exercise: Cause or Cure

It’s a new year and many of you may have renewed your commitment to exercise and eat healthy. Kudos to you! It takes a lot from to be disciplined to work towards your goals and believe me when I say, we are rooting for you.

But one byproduct of the gym is SWEAT! While sweat purges the skin of toxins, it can also clog pores and cause acne. Sweat is toxic. So if you are working out you should be prepared to cleanse your skin as soon as possible. In fact, cleanse your face before a workout and immediately after. A simple damp towel or towelette to wipe your face immediately after a workout can help. Once home, shower and cleanse your entire skin to avoid the formation of blackheads and even sores throughout the body. When sweat settles, it can even cause uncomfortable boils on the skin over time. We recommend that you use our Black Love Detox Mask 2-3 times per week to remove dirt and grime that may have settled deep into the skin. You can also use any of the soaps from our Native Collection for regular cleansing of the face and body.