Skin hydration and the ageing process

beautiful skin following a chemical peel

The skin goes through a range of changes as part of the natural ageing process. From losing volume and fat stores, to developing lines and wrinkles, some of the most visible signs of ageing take place on the face. And this includes skin dehydration. So why is skin hydration important, and what can you do to make sure your skin stays hydrated? Well, here at The Skin And Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. And we offer a range of professional, high quality procedures including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about skin hydration and the ageing process.

Why is skin hydration important?

Just as drinking enough helps to keep our brain healthy, water also helps to nurture the skin. When skin is well hydrated it will be plump and full of volume, helping to provide structure to the face. Hydration also allows the skin to remain flexible, and perform its vital role as a protective barrier.

Skin hydration and the ageing process

As part of the natural ageing process the different layers of skin will be effected differently. At the epidermal layer, a loss of hyaluronic acid content, as well as slower cell rejuvenation and growth, and a reduction in sebum production will all lead to a loss of hydration of the skin. This is often most evident on the facial skin.  The connection between the layers of skin also become broken over time too, and these connections are vital for transporting water and nutrients to different areas of the skin.

Skin problems associated with a lack of hydration

Losing hydration at skin level can cause a range of issues including:

  • developing facial lines
  • dull skin/changed complexion
  • loss of facial volume
  • dry or rough patches of skin

Facial treatments to re-hydrate your skin

So, what are the facial treatments you should consider to keep your skin fully hydrated and youthful? Well, there are several, including:

Dermal fillers –  dermal fillers involve injecting hyaluronic acid into the skin, replacing what has been lost as part of the natural ageing process. This immediately increases the volume of the skin with moisture and nutrients, improving the quality of the skin, as well as facial structure. These can also be used to directly correct lines that have developed because of a lack of hydration, helping your skin look smoother and younger.

Mesotherapy – mesotherapy involves using superfine needles to inject nutrients and important vitamins and minerals directly into the skin. This can help to nourish your skin cells, as well as provide hydration. Mesotherapy also invokes the further production of collagen and elastin, which are essential components of the skin and facial muscle balance.

Facial treatments to tackle the effects of dehydrated skin

There are also a number of treatments available that can help to rectify any changes to skin tone and texture, caused by dehydration. These include:

Dermaplaning – only the top layer of your skin will become dry and rough due to dehydration, so by removing this with a dermaplaning procedure, you can rejuvenate your skin and allow new healthy skin cells to grow.

Microneedling – microneedling involves a series of small injections into the skin. This triggers deep exfoliation and skin rejuvenation, which can be leave your skin radiant and healthy, instead of dull and tired.

For more information or advice, or for any of our professional, high quality services, why not get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic?