Hydration Hacks: Defeating Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL)

Hydration Hacks: Defeating Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL)    

Understanding the impact of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) on our skin can be incredibly useful when it comes to maintaining optimal skin hydration through our skincare routine. While facial oils have gained significant popularity for their nourishing and moisturizing properties, it’s equally important to prioritize hydration for a healthy, vibrant complexion. Let’s delve into the fascinating world of skin hydration and TEWL!

Decoding Transepidermal Water Loss:

Imagine your skin as a resilient fortress, shielding your body from external elements. Unfortunately, this defense mechanism can be compromised, leading to transepidermal water loss (TEWL). In simpler terms, TEWL refers to the process where water escapes from the skin, causing dryness and that uncomfortable tight feeling. Our skin’s natural protective barrier, including the delicate stratum corneum, plays a crucial role in preventing this moisture loss. However, we can support our skin by replenishing it with natural lipids and incorporating humectants, occlusives, and emollients into our skincare regimen. One superstar ingredient that deserves the spotlight is hyaluronic acid, known for its remarkable ability to attract and retain water, leaving our skin plump and well-hydrated.

Unraveling the Causes of Transepidermal Water Loss:

TEWL occurs when water evaporates from the deeper layers of our skin (the dermis) to the outer layer (the epidermis). Several factors can contribute to this phenomenon. Environmental factors like cold and dry weather, as well as the use of harsh products such as overly drying cleansers, toners, or excessive exfoliation, can contribute to TEWL. Additionally, using excessive amounts of water on the skin without following up with humectant and occlusive products can exacerbate the issue. When water evaporates from the skin, it can take away precious hydration along with i

To put it in simpler terms, think about how licking dry lips can actually make them feel even drier once the saliva evaporates. Similarly, when we expose our skin to water through cleansing or splashing, TEWL may occur, stripping away essential moisture. Therefore, it’s essential to replenish and nourish our skin after any water exposure with suitable humectant and occlusive products.

How can you tell if your skin is losing too much moisture?

If you’re experiencing dry, flaky, and dull skin, along with more visible fine lines, it may be a sign of excessive moisture loss. You might also notice heightened sensitivity, irritation, and itchiness – all indications from your skin microbiome.

So, how can you prevent excessive moisture loss from your skin?

1. Take care of your skin barrier. Think of your skin barrier as a guardian that keeps moisture in and harmful elements out. Maintaining a healthy barrier is key to preventing moisture loss.

Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to keep your skin barrier in excellent shape:

– Use serums and creams containing antioxidants to protect your skin barrier from damage caused by free radicals.

– Stick to lukewarm water when washing your face, as hot water can strip away essential moisture.

– Opt for gentle cleansers that won’t compromise your skin barrier.

2. Establish a hydrating and moisturising routine. Did you know that there’s a difference between hydrating and moisturizing your skin? To combat moisture loss effectively, focus on both aspects.

Replenish moisture by using products that attract water into your skin, such as hydrating toners, serums or soothing masks. This will replenish any lost hydration. Then, seal in that moisture by using moisturising products that help maintain a healthy skin barrier.

3. Boost humidity levels. Living in a dry environment can increase moisture loss from your skin. If that’s the case, consider investing in a humidifier.

Environmental factors play a significant role in transepidermal water loss. Higher humidity levels can reduce its impact. Using a humidifier in dry environments can help balance and hydrate your skin.


These 7 ingredients will HYDRATE, PLUMP and REPAIR your skin:

LYCON_Skin_Time_Out Cream_50mlThe first ingredient you need to know about is ceramides. These little wonders work wonders in restoring your skin barrier, locking in moisture, and minimizing signs of aging. Experience plump, hydrated skin that looks youthful and radiant. That’s in TIME OUT CREAM

LYCON Skin products also contain hyaluronic acid, the ultimate moisture magnet. With its ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, your skin will be drenched in hydration, leading to a supple and smooth complexion that will make heads turn. Try REVITALISING HYALURONIC + B5 BOOSTER SERUM and DEEP HYDRATION HYALURONIC MASK

To further enhance your skin barrier, LYCON included niacinamide in their formulas. This multitasking ingredient not only boosts the production of ceramides but also brightens your skin, regulates sebum production, and reduces the appearance of pores. Say goodbye to oily skin and hello to a balanced and clear complexion. MICELLAR FACIAL CLEANSING GEL

Dry skin? No problem. SUPERFRUITS 3 MINUTE DETOX MASK contains glycerin, a tried and true ingredient known for its hydrating properties. Say goodbye to extreme dryness and hello to revitalized, elastic skin that looks and feels incredibly nourished.

We didn’t stop there – Lycon formulas also feature yeast beta-glucan. This powerhouse ingredient works wonders in soothing irritation, reducing redness, and providing anti-aging and antioxidant benefits. Experience calm, even-toned, and youthful-looking skin with DAILY MOISTURE PROTECTION CREAM

And let’s not forget about rosehip oil. Packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants, this ingredient works wonders in treating dryness, brightening your skin, preventing LYCON_Skin_Exotic_Oil_15mlblackheads, and reducing inflammation. Experience a radiant and healthy complexion that will make you glow from within with EXOTIC OIL COMPLEX

Last but not least, Lycon products are enriched with panthenol, also known as Provitamin B5. This incredible ingredient attracts and retains moisture, preventing water loss and improving hydration and firmness. Say goodbye to dull, lackluster skin and hello to a plump, hydrated, and revitalised complexion. REVITALISING HYALURONIC + B5 BOOSTER SERUM


Don’t settle for anything less than a resilient and healthy skin barrier. Try Lycon Skin products today and experience the transformative power of these key ingredients. Reveal your most radiant and youthful-looking skin yet. Don’t wait, your skin deserves it!