Why Dehydration Calls For A Serum for Dry Skin

Is your skin feeling extra dry lately? We have a solution for that.

Dry skin is a familiar thing for most of us. Your face feels dull, tight, and foundation doesn’t look as good. Some of us only suffer from dryer skin in winter or when stressed, while others deal with dryness 365 days a year. The good news is dry skin can be addressed. Here, we explain what’s causing your parched skin, the link between dry skin and aging, and exactly what you can do to care for it by using Lancôme’s new microbiome science skin care technology, Advanced Génifique, a face serum suitable for dry skin.


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The Difference Between Dryness And Dehydration

Understanding the cause of your dry skin means knowing the difference between dry skin and dehydration. Dry skin is an inherited skin type, like oily or combination skin. Dehydration, on the other hand, is a skin condition caused by a lack of water in the stratum corneum (the top layer of your skin) and is a common symptom of dry looking skin. External influences can have an impact on your skins moisture levels: Whether it’s harsh weather, a change in season, pollution, sunburn, travel, not drinking enough water, or skipping your moisturising face serum, they all affect the quality of your skin.

Why Dryness Leads To Aging Skin

In addition to feeling uncomfortable, dehydration can also cause skin to age at a faster rate. Think of it this way: your skin is the largest organ in your body and it needs water in order to stay healthy and ensure cell renewal. Skin cells can’t do their job properly without moisture—whether it’s because your skin is naturally less capable of retaining oils and water or environmental or lifestyle factors that prevent water intake or retention (for example, you always forget to apply moisturiser). Dry skin looks less lively, too. Dead skin cells build up on the surface of your skin, making your skin look flakey and dull, and your face feels tight and uncomfortable.

How To Break The Dry Skin Cycle

Dry skin can be a cyclical thing, and our lifestyles are a big culprit. Not getting enough sleep, forgetting to drink water, a poor diet, smoking, travel, stress and even certain skin products can all dehydrate skin. Even if your skin is on the mend, you can easily fall back into the dry skin trap if you aren’t taking good care of your face and body daily. Make a clear effort to get enough sleep, stay hydrated, and practice good skincare habits—that means cleansing, regularly applying a face serum, and moisturising twice a day, every day.

Extreme weather temperatures and pollution can also have a negative impact on your skin. While we can't do much about that, it’s another reason why good skincare matters. A hydrating serum for dry skin such as Advanced Génifique by Lancôme will help defend your skin from the elements and prevent moisture loss. With the new formula from skin microbiome science, Advanced Génifique can improve your skins natural surface with pre and probiotic fractions in every drop.

Your Dry Skin Solution: A Hydrating Serum That Strengthens Your Skin

A face serum for dry skin is your go-to beauty tool whenever you feel that your skin needs a dose of hydration or extra help preventing water loss. When it comes to the latter, the first step is finding something that restores your skin barrier, and for that you can grab our anti-aging serum Advanced Génifique. This serum for dry skin contains 7 pre and probiotic fractions to help strengthen your skin barrier. If, however, your skin is so dry that it’s become sensitive—meaning it feels red and sometimes irritated —you can choose a more soothing option, like our face serum for sensitive skin Advanced Génifique Sensitive.

Advanced Génifique Sensitive works in perfect harmony with the iconic serum Advanced Génifique. Whenever your skin is feeling sensitive, add Advanced Génifique Sensitive to your evening face care routine after cleansing and before moisturising for thirty days. What makes Advanced Génifique Sensitive so innovative is its freshly activated dual concentrate enriched with probiotic fractions and antioxidants (Vitamin E and ferulic acid). The two ingredients are mixed together right before you start using it (to keep them fresh), creating an effective face serum that helps support the skins barrier and prevent water loss. Consider this hydrating serum your ally in the protection against daily aggressors and aging.

Then Use Another Serum That Adds Moisture To Skin

For extra hydration, add a moisturising serum to your skin care routine. Absolue Oleo-Serum is a serum for dry skin that contains a mixture of citrus essential oil, camellia and babassu oils to hydrate your skin and reduce the signs of ageing. Finish with Absolue L’Extrait, our luxuriously smooth hydrating cream.

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