Saturday, 6 June 2015

How I deal with dehydration

Sometimes my skin goes a bit crazy, especially during pregnancy. I try to drink as much water as I can and follow a good skincare regime, but I can't predict how my body will cope with certain things. I have been feeling quite dehydrated lately and here are the products I have been using to keep my skin happy.

First of all - I drink lots of water. Downing a full bottle in one go isn't ideal, so make sure to drink smaller amounts throughout the day. I would also recommend eating fruit and veg with a high water content. My favourite is watermelon. Yum! Avoid big amounts of caffeine as well, as it might contribute to dehydration. 

I am not sure about you, but one of the first signs of dehydration (and tiredness) my body shows are dry eyes. I can't stand that feeling, so I use the Optrex ActiMist 2in1 Spray. I know... it is ridiculously overpriced!!! Sometimes I just buy regular eye drops, but as this spray is much easier to use (you spray it on closed eyes), I like having it in my handbag.

To sort out dehydrated skin, I start with a super hydrating face mask. The Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask is the best option for night time, as you just leave it on to work it's magic and the Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Rose Face Mask is perfect for a quick boost in the morning.

Good firming eye pads are an absolute must have for me and I can't live without them. Whether it's dehydration or simply tired eyes after a bad night, they work wonders! My favourites are the SKYN Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, but at the moment I am using the Elizabeth Grant ones and they are lovely too.

My other hydrating heroes are also some of my skincare staples, that I use most days and repurchased many times. I have been using the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist for over 2 years and my skin loves it. It feels soothing, hydrating and refreshing. The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum is another repurchase and it is simply amazing! I am on my 3rd bottle. It can quench the thirstiest skin and it's not expensive at all (you can get it for just over £10.00 when it's on sale).

To  make all your hydrating products perform even better, invest in Hydraluron as it will leave your skin feeling more hydrated, nourished and plump. I love the original Hydraluron, but the Hydraluron Moisture Jelly* comes in more hygienic packaging so it's a winner.

What are your favourite hydrating products?

*PR sample



  1. The Hydraluron products all sound so, so incredible and it's definitely I line I have been meaning to try out!

  2. I also love the Origins mask! I'm hoping to get my hands on the rosewater mist too. Lovely photos xx
    Glossy Boutique

  3. I've been meaning to try out the Vichy serum - they're definitely a brand I need to use more often. The Origins Overnight Mask is one of my favourite products. It's amazing for re-hydrating skin.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  4. The origins mask is fantastic!

  5. The Hydraluron Moisture Jelly sounds like such an interesting product x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  6. I'm going to add a few of these to my wishlist because I suffer from dehydration too but I saw you wrote that you love watermelon? My doctor told me when I was pregnant that it is actually a Diuretic (as in it makes you wee more often) so not the best for hydration - something to keep in mind.

    Rosy |

    1. I have been told that it's the most hydrating fruit out there, because of a perfect mineral ratio and it also gets rid of toxins in you body. Perfect for pregnant women prone to swelling in the final months. It keeps you hydrated but prevents retaining unnecessary water and toxins.

  7. The Vichy serum sounds great, especially as it's so affordable when on sale! Must put that on my list to try. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Amy |

  8. This post is perfect; my skin is so dehydrated at the moment so I will definitely be testing out a few of the products mentioned here... especially the Vichy and Origins offerings!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

  9. I've really been wanting to try the Origins mask and Hydraluron range! Though my skin is awkwardly combination, it's only dehydrated in certain patches, so buying products can get a bit annoying sometimes!

    xx Susan | Growing Daydreams

  10. I love the Origins face mask and I definitely want to try the Aromatherapy one too - I am a sucker for anything with rose in x

  11. I recently got this Vichy serum and it's so so effective! I had a few samples of the new Chanel Hydra Micro Serum and I fell in love with how hydrated my skin felt, but I had heard of this and wanted to try it out and can say it's just as effective as the Chanel and far far cheaper. I love the smell too!
    The Beauty Bloss

  12. I love Drink up :) Hydraluron isn't a brand I've tried but it sounds perfect for my dull/dehydrated skin! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  13. I needed this post right now, thank you! I have been dying to try that Vichy Serum but its €24 here, where do you get it on sale?

    Rachael O x


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