Here's how you can test if your skin is dehydrated

Here's how you can test if your skin is dehydrated
Healthy, happy skin.
Healthy, happy skin.

Just like a flower needs water to flourish, so does your skin. What you put in is what you’ll get out, so it’s important to keep hydrated at all times. 

Here are tips to determine if your skin needs additional hydration:

  • The most obvious sign that your skin is dehydrated is if it is coarse to the touch, flaky and has dry patches.
  • Sensitive skin is usually in need of additional moisturisation, especially on more sensitive areas like your elbows and heals.
  • Your urine is also an indicator of whether you are dehydrated; if you are properly hydrated it will be almost clear in colour.
  • Increased thirst or a dry and sticky mouth.  Hot weather requires us to increase our water intake.  Remember, if you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.

If you are experiencing any of the above, we recommend increasing your water intake and or making use of an oral rehydration solution to help restore hydration fast. 

For more information on dehydration and an oral rehydration solution for you, visit 

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