Hey let's talk skin hydration, and moisture based products. In order to understand why your skin needs moisture, you need to understand dehydration. Dehydration is a skin condition not a skin type. A dehydrated skin lacks water. When your skin is dehydrated, it creates more oil to make up for lack of water. This can cause breakouts, irritation and dry patches. Skin can even feel oily and dry at the same time. This causes a disruption of your skin's barrier which is made up of oil and water. An imbalance of water or oil can cause what you see as an unhealthy and unbalanced skin.
Signs that your skin is dehydrated
Your skin is itchy, even after washing it it feels tight or as if you need to moisturize it immediately.
Fine lines and wrinkles begin to develop
Your skin feels tight and uncomfortable after a face wash, but is extremely oily later
Sensitivity- dehydrated skin usually leads to a sensitive skin and sometimes pigmentation. Dullness- a skin that lacks moisture looks dull and lacks a "glow" a "glow is a sign of a healthy skin.
Causes of dehydration
Generally external factors like the weather , unhealthy eating habits and poor lifestyle choices which ultimately deplete the water supply required by your skin.
External factors are generally the cause of dehydration. Harsh weather, poor eating and unhealthy habits; cause a depletion of water which is required by your skin.
When looking for hydrating products look l for words like “hydrating” “water based” “water replenishment”, "hydration" and “moisture”.
The benefits of using such products are
Your skin becomes less oily
Skin feels smooth
The appearance of pigmentation is reduced
Your skin is plump and has less fine lines
Your foundation looks smoother
There you have it, addressing your hydration concerns does help to maintain your skin. Please comment with what your skin care routine is and any other skin related questions so that I can create relevant content.