Every person wants soft and glowing skin. At the same time, there are some skin conditions which reduce the softness of the skin. This also includes dehydrated skin. Due to dehydration the skin starts becoming dry and lifeless. This happens when a person does not drink enough water. Many people consider dry skin as dehydrated skin, whereas it is not so. Dehydrated skin is a condition that occurs due to lack of water in the skin. At the same time, dry skin is a type of skin, which occurs due to less natural oil i.e. sebum in the skin.In this article you will learn in detail about the symptoms, causes and treatment of dehydrated skin -

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  1. What Is Dehydrated Skin?
  2. Symptoms Of Dehydrated Skin
  3. Causes Of Dehydrated Skin
  4. Who Is At Greater Risk Of Dehydrated Skin?
  5. Treatment Of Dehydrated Skin
  6. Summary
Doctors for Hydration Nation: How to Restore Moisture to Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin means that there is a lack of water in the skin. In this condition the skin may appear dry, flaky and patchy. In such a situation, itching may also be felt on the skin. Not only this, wrinkles and fine lines can also be seen on dehydrated skin at an early age. In dehydrated skin, the elasticity of the skin may decrease, the skin may appear loose and the complexion may also reduce. Dehydrated skin can appear dry and skin related problems can also occur quickly.

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If there is always a lack of water in a person's body, it can cause the skin to become dehydrated. In such a situation, some symptoms of dehydrated skin may be seen -

  • Skin Patches
  • Rough And Dry Skin
  • Flaky And Itchy Skin
  • Dull And Dry Appearance Of Skin
  • Appearance Of Wrinkles And Fine Lines On The Skin
  • Loss Of Skin Glow
  • Discoloration
  • Loss Of Skin Elasticity
  • Loose Appearance Of Skin
  • Dullness On Skin

If an adult person is dehydrated, he may see its effect on the skin. Besides this, it can also affect health.

  • Feeling Thirsty Again And Again
  • Dryness Of Lips
  • Dry Mouth
  • Urinating Less Than Usual
  • Sweating Less Than Usual
  • Fatigue And Dizziness
  • Sunken Eyes
  • Dark Urine Color

Dehydration can also occur in infants and children. In such a situation, some symptoms may also be seen -

  • Dry Mouth
  • Dryness In Tongue
  • No Tears While Crying
  • Having A Fever
  • Lack Of Sleep
  • Irritability
  • Sunken Eyes
  • Strong Smelling Urine
  • Dark Urine Color

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When a person drinks less water, he may become a victim of dehydration. Apart from this, if he uses more water than he drinks, then there may be a problem of dehydration. Its effect can be seen on the skin. The main reasons for dehydrated skin can be as follows -

Not Drinking Enough Water

Not drinking enough water can be one of the main reasons for dehydrated skin. In this situation, when a person does not drink enough water, his skin may appear dry and lifeless.

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Excessive Sweating

A person who sweats excessively may also have to face dehydrated skin. In this situation, more water than the person drinks comes out of the body through sweat. In this situation there is a lack of water in the body.

Diarrhea Or Vomiting

Sometimes the skin can also become dehydrated due to diarrhea or vomiting. Due to diarrhea or vomiting, fluids come out of the body. Due to this, water shortage occurs.

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Fever Or Sunburn

When there is fever, the body temperature is higher than normal. In this situation sweating may occur. At the same time, people who spend more time in the sun may also suffer from water deficiency in their body. In this situation also, symptoms of dehydrated skin can be seen.

Certain Medical Conditions

If a person has diabetes, cystic fibrosis and kidney disease, he may have to face symptoms of dehydrated skin. In these conditions, there may be excessive sweating and urination.

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Some medicines can also dehydrate the body. Due to this the skin can become dry. Antacids, antihistamines and blood pressure medicines can cause dehydrated skin.

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Although a person who drinks less amount of water is a victim of dehydration, some people may be more at risk of dehydrated skin. Older people, infants and children may be at greater risk of dehydration because they drink less water and are also more likely to face problems like diarrhea or vomiting.

The treatment of dehydrated skin depends on its cause. If dehydration occurs due to medical conditions, then those diseases are treated. Dehydrated skin can be treated as follows -

Drink Plenty Of Water

Drinking plenty of water can be the most appropriate treatment for dehydration. Dehydrated skin can be treated by drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. To treat dehydrated skin, one should keep drinking water every 20 minutes. Also, one should drink plenty of water during exercise because sweating occurs during this period, hence dehydration can occur. To treat dehydrated skin, it is beneficial to consume drinks containing electrolytes along with water. Let us tell you that you should also avoid drinking too much water, because it can remove minerals from the body. To keep the skin hydrated, it is important to consume fruits and vegetables along with water.

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Drip Treatment

When a person faces severe dehydration, he may need to be hospitalized. This condition can be serious or dangerous. In this situation the doctor can hydrate the person through drip.

Stay Away From Sugar And Caffeine

Sugar and caffeine can be the main causes of dehydration. If someone consumes excessive amounts of sugar or caffeine, he may become a victim of dehydration. In such a situation, to treat dehydrated skin, one should avoid taking sugar and caffeine. Also avoid smoking and alcohol.

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It is important to drink an adequate amount of water to keep the body and skin healthy. When there is a lack of water in the body, health problems definitely occur. Besides, the skin also gets dehydrated. Due to this, the skin starts looking rough, flaky, dry and lifeless. Itching may also be felt with this skin condition. In such a situation, it is important to reduce dehydration to make the skin soft, glowing and beautiful. For this one should drink a sufficient amount of water. Also, fruits and vegetables should be consumed in large quantities.

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