Dry Skin & Skin Types
Have you heard of the pinch test? While it's not an official tool to determine dehydration, it may provide an insight into the state of your skin. Here's how it works:
- Gently pinch the back of your hand and/or cheek and hold it for a few seconds.
- If it bounces back to its original shape, chances are you are not dehydrated.
- If it takes a moment to settle, you could be dealing with some dehydration.
How To Treat Dehydration
Did you know your skin loses water while you sleep? It's a process called transepidermal water loss and it happens to everyone. The water present on your skin naturally evaporates into the environment and is particularly detected at night, while catching some zzz's. Locking in as much hydration as possible during your nighttime routine is crucial in preventing less transepidermal water loss from happening.