Face oil for dehydrated skin is a game changer. It plays a key role in supporting optimal moisture levels in the skin for plump, radiant complexion. We explore the issue of dehydration and why Vela Days Oil Infusion is the best face oil for dehydrated skin.


Understanding Dehydrated Skin: Causes and Symptoms

Dehydrated skin is a really common skin concern. It happens when the skin lacks water, leading to a dull, tight, and sometimes flaky appearance. 

Symptoms of dehydrated skin

Dehydrated skin is very easy to identify for those that have it. However, it is not always outwardly apparent to other people. Symptoms of dehydrated skin can range from mild to severe, and may include:

  • Dullness
  • Tightness, especially after cleansing
  • Flakiness or peeling
  • Increased sensitivity or redness
  • Fine lines or wrinkles that appear more prominent, also known as dehydration lines on face
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • An uneven or rough texture

Causes of dehydrated skin

Here are the key culprits that can lead to dehydrated skin:

  • Exposure to dry, cold or windy weather; seasonal changes are one of the most prevalent triggers of dehydration
  • Ageing, as the skin's ability to retain moisture decreases over time
  • Prolonged  sun exposure, which can further exacerbate dehydration
  • Air conditioning or central heating, which can strip the skin of essential moisture
  • Over-washing or using harsh cleansers that damage the skin's natural moisture barrier
  • Not drinking enough water, leading to overall body dehydration
  • Certain medications that may have side effects impacting skin hydration
  • High caffeine or alcohol consumption, both of which can have a dehydrating effect
  • Smoking, which can negatively impact skin health and hydration levels

It is essential to identify the underlying causes and adjust your skincare for dehydrated skin accordingly to help restore your skin's natural moisture balance.


Dehydrated Skin vs. Dry Skin: What's the Difference?

You might be surprised to learn that dehydrated skin and dry skin are not actually the same condition. While symptoms can be similar the root cause is different;  dehydrated skin lacks water, dry skin lacks natural oils (sebum). 

Dehydrated skin is a temporary skin condition that can affect any skin type, whereas dry skin is a skin type characterised by a consistent lack of oil production.


How can face oils help treat dehydrated skin?

The most effective skincare for dehydrated skin incorporates a harmonious blend of 3 core components: occlusive, emollient, and humectant ingredients. Your skin needs all three to reach an optimal state of hydration. 

These ingredients act as a rescue squad for dehydrated skin by:

  1. a) Boosting hydration levels,
  2. b) Restoring the skin barrier, and
  3. c) Retaining moisture within the skin.

Humectants function to draw water (from deeper skin layers and the surrounding environment) and bind the moisture to the surface, rehydrating the skin.

Emollients provide nourishment to the skin, while occlusive components secure the moisture by sealing gaps in the skin barrier to prevent Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL).

Benefits of face oils for dehydrated skin

Botanical face oils bring rich emollient and occlusive components to the table and, when paired with or formulated with humectants, this combination can be the best skincare for dehydrated skin.

The natural lipids (fats) in oils helps to restore the skin’s natural barrier function and lock in the moisture added by the humectant ingredients. 

Overall, face oils can help to:

Restore moisture balance: Botanical face oils can effectively improve moisture levels in dehydrated skin by sealing in moisture and creating a barrier that prevents further water loss.

Promote skin regeneration: Rich in essential fatty acids, botanical face oils can support the skin's natural regeneration process, improving its texture and elasticity. 

Provide essential nutrients: Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, face oils nourish the skin and help maintain its health and vitality. 

Reduce inflammation: Many botanical face oils contain anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce discomfort often associated with sensitive and dehydrated skin. 

Improve skin radiance: As they deeply moisturise and nourish the skin, botanical face oils can enhance the skin's natural glow and promote a more youthful, radiant appearance.

Rather than selecting a pure botanical oil, opt for a blend of oils formulated with other active ingredients that contain hydrating molecules that help to improve skin moisture levels.

Vela Days Oil Infusion Serums is one of the best products for dehydrated skin. The Oil Infusion is a deeply hydrating face oil formulated with 14 of the most nutrient-rich botanical oils and seven unique brightening actives. Oil Infusion works to improve skin hydration, plump the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and boost the skin's natural protective barrier.


How does hemp seed oil help dehydrated skin?

Hemp seed oil is a fantastic oil for dehydrated skin. 

Abundant in essential fatty acids, particularly omega-3 and omega-6, hemp seed oil reinforces the skin's natural barrier function and helps it retain moisture. In addition, this beneficial oil is fortified with vitamin A and vitamin E, both of which function as antioxidants that shield the skin from environmental stressors and encourage cellular renewal. 

Research has shown that the topical application of hemp seed oil can improve skin hydration and reduce transepidermal water loss, contributing to its effectiveness in combating dehydrated skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil can also soothe irritated or sensitive skin, further enhancing its suitability for dehydrated skin types.

How to use face oil for dehydrated skin?

For best results, incorporate a face oil for dehydrated skin into your daily routine. 

Depending on whether you use a serum and / or moisturiser, here’s how face oil fits into your skincare routine.

If you use a serum and moisturiser:

  1. First, cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser.
  2. After cleansing, apply a serum to damp skin.
  3. Apply moisturiser.
  4. Finish with face oil.

If you just use a face oil:

  1. First, cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser.
  2. Next, apply face oil to damp skin.

Always follow up with a protective sunscreen in the daytime, as face oils do not provide sun protection on their own.  


Choosing the best face oil for dehydrated skin

What is the best face oil for dehydrated skin?

When choosing a face oil for dehydrated skin, it’s important to look for one that has a high concentration of linoleic acid. This fatty acid is an Omega-6 that’s found naturally in the skin, and helps to maintain its moisture balance.

As we mentioned earlier, Hemp seed oil is one of the best face oils for dehydrated skin, as it has a natural 3:1 ratio of linoleic acid to oleic acid, which is the perfect balance for keeping the skin healthy and hydrated.

Other beneficial dehydrated skin oils include Jojoba, safflower, plum, and rosehip. Collectively help to nourish and hydrate the skin, soothe dryness and irritation, restore the skin's natural moisture barrier, and improve overall skin texture and radiance.

Why choose Vela Days' Oil Infusion Serum as a face oil for dehydrated skin?

At Vela Days, we offer a face oil infused with 14 botanical oils that have been carefully chosen to give you glowing, radiant skin. If you are looking for an effective face oil for dehydrated skin, try our Oil Infusion Serum today.

Not only does the Oil Infusion Serum address dehydration, it also targets a range of other skin concerns, including acne and psoriasis. The oil works harmoniously with the skin’s natural biome and barrier, promoting moisture and helping balance natural sebum and oil production for healthier looking, comfortable feeling skin. 

Better yet, the Oil Infusion Serum makes up one stage of a simple, 3-step skin care plan. With super concentrated skin care products, Vela Days gives you more time back in your day to enjoy the things that you like most.