Why does my skin look dehydrated, tired and dull - and how to treat it

Why does my skin look dehydrated, tired and dull - and how to treat it

 Are you sometimes looking in the mirror thinking why does my skin look so dehydrated and dull? You might feel you look years older than your age. The skin can feel dry, dehydrated and look tired. We hear you - our busy lives and responsibilities can show on our skin and face.

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Why does my skin look dull, tired and dehydrated?

Whilst we know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the most important step of any skincare routine, getting enough sleep, managing stress and remembering to drink plenty of water can sometimes be impossible!

3 reasons for dehydrated and dull skin

1. You might be dehydrated, and dehydration decreases the blood flow to the skin. Remembering to drink plenty of water or herbal teas can help tackle dehydration.

2. Also, a layer of dead skin cells on your skin might cause a lack of radiance. We shed a ton of dead skin cells a day and you can help prevent them to layer up too much by adding an exfoliator to your routine.

3. Skin dryness can also be the reason for tired, dull-looking skin. Hydrating and moisturising dry skin can help with the symptoms. The best products to use on dry skin also help with skin barrier function and help repair it. 

How to treat dull and dehydrated skin?

To help combat dehydrated, tired and dull skin you can try incorporating products that help with these issues into your skincare routine. We are not talking about switching out every product you use, just tweaking your current routine a bit.

Rehydrate and balance dull, tired-looking skin

Jenny Nordic Skincare Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence is the answer to your wishes. We wanted to develop and formulate a product that would help treat multiple skin concerns at one go - dullness, tiredness, dehydration, redness and fine lines and wrinkles…

The beauty essence beautifully addresses all these concerns while also caring for and strengthening the skin barrier, offering antioxidant protection and working as an anti-inflammatory preventing acne and breakouts.

The benefits of Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence to dull and dehydrated skin

It all comes down to the ingredients and formulation. Let’s talk about the active ingredients that do all the magic next.

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Fermented Oat Active

One of the key ingredients in the beauty essence is fermented oat extract. The oats come from Sweden and then go through a fermentation process. The process really cultivates the oats and the extract doesn’t only help plump and firm the skin but also balances the skin microbiome and increases the skin thickness. This results in healthier-looking skin. 

The extract is packed with prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics that together work to hydrate and balance the skin. Prebiotic ectoin promotes hydration by maintaining the correct water balance in the skin meaning the skin appears smooth and soft preventing dehydration of the epidermis.

Probiotic lactobacillus bacteria help kill harmful bacteria and restore balance to the skin’s microflora. It is able to soothe and calm any inflammations without causing any dryness or stripping it of any vital oil it needs to remain healthy and balanced.

Our fermented oats also contain AHAs, mainly lactic acid that can exfoliate the uppermost layer of the skin. AHAs have the ability to hydrate the skin, improve the skin barrier function and enhance the production of ceramides by keratinocytes.

Amino acids protect skin from free-radical damage and help reduce signs of premature ageing. 

The fermentation process of oats also produces peptides that help the skin’s cellular renewal.


Niacinamide or B3 is a proper ingredient powerhouse that you must have already heard of before. It’s one of the most versatile skincare ingredients and is suitable for every skin type. Niacinamide is a natural ingredient that helps minimise pore size, improve skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles and diminish dullness. It also supports the skin’s barrier function as well as new cell growth. Niacinamide is also a potent antioxidant - and antioxidants help prevent further signs of premature ageing and fight environmental stressors.

Arctic Lingonberry

Lingonberry is one of our favourite Arctic berries. It’s the perfect superfood for the skin. It is rich in flavonoids, phenolic compounds and antioxidants. The high level of antioxidants helps to protect the skin from free radicals and environmental stressors that can cause signs of premature ageing. Lingonberries also contain proanthocyanidins that have a potent skin-calming ability.

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How to use Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence?

The beauty essence suits absolutely every skin type and is safe to use on sensitive skin, and on skin with eczema and rosacea too. It calms down irritated and sunburned skin in seconds.

The Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence can be used straight on damp, clean face. If you use a mist, the mist can be spritzed on first. After gently patting the essence on the skin, move on to your moisturiser or face oil. 

Due to the acid content of the essence you don’t need a acid toner or a serum in your routine.

The Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence works seamlessly with other Jenny Nordic products and all three products form a beautiful, minimalist skincare ritual. Learn more how to use the products together here.

Are you new to Jenny Nordic Skincare?

We are a natural, minimal skincare brand all about that grown-up glow. Your skin is not the same as it was in your 20s - or even 30s! The skin is forever changing and you're approaching a new season. It might be showing more wrinkles and spots. You’re looking for minimal, high-performance skincare that will make you feel (and look) like a treat. 

With Jenny Nordic minimal, high-performance skincare, you can take a few moments to yourself every day and care for your skin just with a few steps. I promise you'll fall in love with your skin and feel radiant.

Check out our Travel Skincare Set - it's the easiest and most convenient way to try our products!

Love, Jenny

Founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare

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