Dehydrated skin and dilated pores: the solution

Dehydrated skin lacks water. It may feel dry – but it’s not dry skin, which lacks oil – itchy, even tight, and have large pores. It often causes a dull complexion and the appearance of fine lines. The good news is that dehydrated skin is relatively easy to treat with a few adjustments to your lifestyle and skincare routine. Absolution tells you everything you need to know about how to keep your skin hydrated and tighten enlarged pores.

Dehydrated skin: how to recognize it?

The symptoms of dehydrated skin are as follows:

  • Itching, tightness
  • Dull complexion
  • Darker dark circles and particularly dry eye area (as this area is thinner than the rest of the face)
  • Appearance of fine lines on the surface of the skin
  • Skin that marks easily
  • Dilated pores

To find out quickly if you have dehydrated skin, grab a small area of your skin near your cheeks and pinch lightly. If you notice fine lines and the skin doesn’t bounce back after being loosened, it’s probably dehydrated. If in doubt, you can also consult your dermatologist or beautician; they will help you determine whether your skin is dehydrated or dry. Large pores are a second disadvantage of dehydrated skin. The dilation of the pores favours the appearance of imperfections. Indeed, the pores clog more easily, and this is how blackheads appear, which give a dull and grey complexion. 

Dehydrated skin and dry skin: beware of confusion

Dehydrated skin is often confused with dry skin. However, they are two different phenomena. While dehydrated skin lacks water, dry or alipidic skin lacks sebum. This fatty substance produced naturally by our body has the role of softening and nourishing the skin and preventing the evaporation of water. Moreover, dry skin is a type of skin that is kept for life, whereas dehydration is temporary.

By definition, dehydration means that your body loses more water than it takes in. In addition to not drinking enough water, this can be related to increased urination due to excessive consumption of caffeine or diuretics. Dehydrated skin can also result from heavy sweating due to exercise.

Dehydrated skin and dilated pores: a natural solution

To take care of your dehydrated skin and avoid dilated pores, Isabelle Carron, the founder of Absolution, drew her inspiration from the active principles of plants. She offers a range of certified organic face care products that ensure optimal hydration and balance for your skin:

  • Le Masque Anti-Soif Hydratant : Containing Hyaluronic Acid – which moisturises -, Codium Algae – which reinforces the skin’s ability to absorb water – and Astragalus – which stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin -, this moisturising bath works in 10 minutes for plumped up and relieved skin.
  • La Brume Systémique: it’s the ultimate facial mist for those who are always in a hurry, a little bit lazy, or believe that less is more. It contains a blend of 13 botanical ingredient, among which Sodium PCA, which is know to moisturize AND help retain water in skin cells.
  • Le Masque Velours Repulpant :enriched with Snow Helleborine, a fungus with incredible moisturising properties, reputed to be 10 times more effective than Hyaluronic Acid in this respect.
  • Le Sérum Anti-Soif : a rehydrating serum with Aloe Vera, Alpine Skullcap and Elderflower, to be used morning and evening as a hydration booster!


Tone and revitalize

La Brume Systémique hydrates, evens out, and revitalizes tired skin. Use it both morning and evening to prep your skin before applying your skincare routine, and to optimize the absorption of active ingredients.



This moisturizing serum is suitable for all skin types prone to dehydration. Its light and non-greasy formula penetrates quickly and hydrates the epidermis for 8 hours.


Deeply moisturize

This moisturizing mask restores your skin’s comfort, increases its moisture level by 111%, plumps up fine lines and smoothes the skin’s microrelief, in just 10 minutes!



If we had to keep only one, it would be this one! A highly moisturizing, repairing, soothing mask… Use as a “flash” treatment before an important appointment, or as a night treatment once or twice a week.

Le Sérum Anti-Soif

40 €
Moisturizing and antioxidant serum
4.8 235 reviews

Le Masque Anti-Soif Hydratant

38 €
Hydrating mask for plumped skin
4.6 151 reviews

Le Masque Velours Repulpant

45 €
Intense plumping face mask
4.7 208 reviews

La Brume Systémique

39 €
Two-phase moisturizing face mist
4.8 194 reviews

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