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The Ordinary Dehydration Regimen Guide

The Ordinary Dehydration Regimen Guide—Are you looking for a simple skincare routine for dehydrated skin? The Ordinary has a very simple regimen using just four products and a quick guide to dehydrated skin below. There are lots of wonderful hydrating products from The Ordinary to choose from. If you´re lucky enough to live near a store that sells The Ordinary, I would pop in and give them a try.

The Ordinary Dehydration Regimen

The Ordinary Skincare Routine For Dehydration

Looking for a regimen for dehydrated skin? Here’s the simple dehydration regimen using just 4 products by The Ordinary.

The Ordinary Dehydration Regimen

The Ordinary routine would look like this.

MorningCleanse | Hyaluronic Acid | Natural Moisturising Factors | SPF
EveningCleanse | Hyaluronic Acid | Squalane Oil | NMF (optional)

Your Step By Step Guide To Apply Your Products

  • Start with cleansed skin. The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser is great. It does need to be massaged between the palms of your hands for at least 10-15 seconds until you feel the consistency change. Massage the product all over your face and neck and rinse away. If you find the Squalane Cleanser isn´t for you, have a look at other Ordinary Cleansers which work straight away.

  • Once your skin is cleansed and dry, put a couple of drops of Hyaluronic Acid into the palms of your hands and then massage or pat all over your face and neck.

  • Then you can take a pea-sized amount of Natural Moisturizing Factors and massage this into your skin, followed by SPF.

  • For the evening, start with cleansing your skin. If you have been wearing makeup and SPF, you may need to cleanse twice. Some people use the same cleanser, and some use an oil cleanser first. This is “double cleansing”.

  • Follow with a few drops of hyaluronic acid and then a couple of drops of Squalane Oil.
  • You can end with your moisturizer if you wish, but that is entirely up to you. You can also add a couple of drops of Squalane to your moisturizer too.

  • There are now 3 different moisturizers from The Ordinary, and if you feel you need one even richer and moisturizing, have a look at NMF + PhytoCeramides.

Don´t buy for the sake of it.

If you already have a cleanser you are happy with, there´s no need to purchase a new one but be sure your current cleanser isn´t making your skin dry. You can mix and match your products. You don´t have to have everything from The Ordinary.

The Ordinary Routine for Dehydrated Skin

Above is your quick guide and regimen for dehydrated skin and now this page goes into a little more details of each product with some alternatives.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

When & How Do I Use Hyaluronic Acid

  • The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid comes in 2 sizes. 30ml and 60ml
  • You can use this in the morning and/or evening.
  • Apply a couple of drops to cleansed skin.
  • Many people say to apply this to damp skin, although The Ordinary says to do whichever way you prefer.
  • There are no conflicts with Hyaluronic Acid.
  • Other similar products are Marine Hyaluronics or NIOD MMHC2

Natural Moisturising Factors

Natural Moisturising Factors

Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA (Hyaluronic Acid). This is the most fantastic moisturiser ever. I absolutely love it. Apply just a little on top of the Hyaluronic Acid for your morning routine. It comes in two sizes: 30ml and 100ml. I would recommend the 100ml as it is much better value.

  • NMF + HA available in 30ml and 100ml
  • There are no conflicts at all, so it´s a great product to add to any skincare routine
  • There are now 2 other Natural Moisturizing Factors. Beta-Glucan, which is a clear gel moisturizer, and NMF + PhytoCeramides, which is the richest and most hydrating.

Plant-Derived Squalane

The Ordinary Squalane Oil

Plant-derived squalane is one of my favourite oils in The Ordinary brand. It´s a beautiful oil that sinks into the skin really well. It´s fantastic for dry lips, too! Use this in your evening routine directly after the Hyaluronic Acid. Apply just a few drops and add more if your skin needs it.

  • Plant Squalane comes in a 30ml bottle
  • There are no conflicts at all
  • You can add this after your water-based and anhydrous products and before moisturizer. Some people like to use oils after moisturiser, and some like to add a drop of oil to their moisturizer.

A Quick Guide to Dehydrated Skin

What is Dehydrated skin?

Dehydrated skin lacks moisture. This is slightly different to dry skin, which lacks oil, but dry skin can also be dehydrated.

What does dehydrated skin feel and look like?

Dehydrated skin is tight and uncomfortable. It may also be more oily as the skin tries to compensate.

What causes dehydrated skin?

The main cause of dehydrated skin is over-cleansing, especially with harsh foaming cleansers. Other contributing factors include rinsing the skin with hot water, dry, arid environments, air conditioning, and central heating, which can contribute to dehydration.

Which ingredients/Deciem Products are good for dehydrated skin? 

Which ingredients should you avoid with dehydrated skin? 

Avoid foaming cleansers and alcohol in skincare.

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