From a change in humidity, to hot showers, long flights, and even our diet, there are many elements that can leave our skin feeling dehydrated. That’s why it’s so important that your everyday routine helps to replenish lost moisture in your skin with products loaded with ingredients such as Glycerine, Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides.

Adequate levels of hydration also help to strengthen the skin’s barrier and allow it to perform its natural functions properly. This barrier is responsible for protecting the skin’s water balance and defending it against the wide number of environmental threats that it faces each day.

So how can you tell if your skin is dehydrated? Itching, inflammation, sensitivity, and dry patches are all signs that your skin is in need of moisture. These changes occur because the skin barrier has become damaged and can no longer retain the water that your dermis needs to be healthy.

But by sticking to a simple yet moisturising skincare routine, you can quickly start to repair this damage and restore hydration levels.

Your step-by-step skincare guide to restoring hydration

  • Step 1: Cleanse
  • Step 2: Hydrate
  • Step 3: Protect

The products

Step one: Cleanse

Your first step in replenishing your skin with hydration should be with a cleanser. CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser is formulated to hydrate and cleanse the skin with 3 Essential Ceramides that help protect the skin’s natural barrier and super humectants, such as Glycerine, to hold on to water. CeraVe’s Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser also helps to attract and retain water with Hyaluronic Acid, Amino Acids and Ceramides, with the added benefit of removing makeup in the evening to leave a cleansed complexion.

Step two: Hydrate

Once you’ve created a clean and hydrated canvas with your cleanser, you should apply products that will help to add additional long-lasting moisture. Serums are a particularly effective way of hydrating the skin as they absorb quickly and help to deliver active ingredients directly into the dermis. CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum, for example, is formulated with 3 Essential Ceramides, Vitamin B5 and the humectant Hyaluronic Acid to help the skin retain moisture. Wear it alone or follow with a moisturiser if your skin is particularly dry.

Step three: Protect

A moisturiser will add instant comfort and hydration to the skin and help to create a soft, dewy base for makeup. By day, look for formulas that also contain SPF protection such as CeraVe AM Facial Moisturising Lotion. Not only does this product help to protect the skin barrier but it also defends it from UVA and UVB rays.

Follow this in the evening with CeraVe PM Facial Moisturising Lotion. This award-winning lightweight formula provides the skin with three naturally occurring ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid, helping it to repair and hydrate itself adequately as you sleep.

If your skin is particularly dry or eczema-prone, you may want to consider a richer moisturiser such as CeraVe Moisturising Cream. Its formula delivers controlled long-lasting hydration with patented MVE® delivery technology, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple all day long.

Once you’ve chosen the best products for your personal concerns and skin type, you should maintain the above routine each morning and evening. Healthy, hydrated skin is just a few steps away.

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