How do I care for and plump up my face?

Dull skin, discomfort, fine lines on the face: do these signs of dehydrated skin sound familiar? What causes thirsty skin and how do I properly moisturise and plump it up? Find out how.

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How do I recognise dehydrated skin?

"The face is exposed to too many external stimuli, which disrupts the structure of the skin and causes dehydration. Do you have a dull complexion, fine lines, skin that peels in places? Feelings of discomfort, tightness and lack of flexibility? No doubt about it, your skin is well and truly dehydrated.

What is the difference between dry and dehydrated skin? 

Be careful not to confuse dehydrated skin, a temporary condition, with dry skin, which is a skin type (the one that stays the same your whole life). For example, you can have dry or combination skin and still experience the symptoms of dehydrated skin."

Causes of dehydrated facial skin

Why is my facial skin so easily dehydrated? What causes and increases water loss from the skin?

Water inevitably escapes our bodies and our hydration level gradually decreases with age. We therefore experience a natural daily loss of water (and over the years). However, external factors such as temperature variations, humidity, pollution, fatigue or poor hygiene increase this loss by weakening cells which have then difficulty retaining water. We then need to give them a little boost by providing them with natural, protective and ultra-moisturising care!

All about hyaluronic acid, a plumping active ingredient and dehydrated skin’s best friend

You've likely already heard of it: hyaluronic acid is a star active ingredient in skin hydration, and it is full of benefits for the face.

It’s a powerful hydration booster: a natural water reservoir, it is capable of retaining 1000 times its weight in water and diffusing it inside the skin. It helps to retain water on the skin's surface by strengthening the hydrolipidic film with its film-forming properties, thus reducing natural water loss. Soft, revived and plumped up skin guaranteed! It also promotes the stimulation of collagen in the skin, giving it anti-ageing properties for your face. At Klorane, the hyaluronic acid we use is plant-based. It’s made from wheat grains and lactic acid bacteria and obtained through a natural process, fermentation.

The benefits of cornflower for hydrating and plumping of the skin

There is no better way to naturally moisturise, soothe and decongest facial skin than with Organic Cornflower Water. It tones the epidermis and calms feelings of discomfort caused by dehydrated skin. The Organic Cornflower we use in our skincare products has been grown on our own land in Tarn, France, for over 50 years. Once picked, a few metres away in our factory, the plant is turned into pure floral water using an eco-responsible infusion and distillation process. A perfect method for preserving and optimising all the properties present in cornflowers!


My skin needs deep moisturising if...

It feels tight, rough and shows fine lines of dehydration or if my complexion is dull.

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What routine should I use for my dehydrated skin?

What routine should I use for my dehydrated skin?

When the skin lacks water, the best option is natural skincare products highly concentrated in moisturising active ingredients and ultra-light textures, for plumped-up skin. At Klorane, Cornflower is our star ingredient for thirsty skin 

Discover our Cornflower face routine

I have oily and dehydrated skin at the same time

Yes, this is possible! Can we really treat both problems at the same time: taking care of our oily skin without skimping on hydration? Absolutely. Doing a detox will help you say goodbye to excess sebum with combination or oily skin. When it comes to skincare, it’s important to choose a natural routine that meets your hydration needs while purifying and mattifying the skin. Our experts share their tips for adopting the right hydration habits.

Taking care of oil-prone skin


Your questions about dehydrated skin

Our experts answer you

Dry skin is a skin type (which never changes) whereas dehydrated skin is a temporary condition. We recommend that you choose a skincare routine that is both moisturising and right for your skin type.

By taking the right steps to protect the skin from damaging external factors and by focusing on daily moisturising from the inside as well as the outside.

A moisturising treatment will meet the skin's water needs, whereas a nourishing treatment will provide lipids such as ceramides. It is essential to know your needs so that you can choose the right products for you!

Yes, it can be of animal or plant origin. At Klorane, we have selected a plant-based hyaluronic acid extracted from wheat.

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