A dull complexion that just won’t go away despite your layers of bright blush and slathered on highlighter has a likely cause: dehydration. Skin that’s lacking moisture has exactly the opposite look of a lit-from-within glow.
But what’s a girl meant to do when she’s got a beauty cupboard brimming with moisturisers and an endless supply of face masks, and she still can’t seem to crack to the code to a luminous complexion? Turn to electrolytes.
Trumping the humble moisturiser is a new wave of electrolyte-infused skincare products. Electrolytes, known for replenishing hydration, are minerals that conduct electricity when mixed with water. These minerals are linked to the skin’s natural moisturising factor, allowing them to work within the skin’s water channels to deliver vital hydrators. They also train the skin to maintain its moisture balance, strengthen its barrier, and create a healthier, more energised appearance.
While most people may be familiar with the idea of replenishing minerals through drinking water, water alone cannot pack the electrolyte-infused punch this new wave of skincare can - which is why we’ve rounded up the best electrolyte-packed products you never knew your skin needed (though you should still continue to dutifully drink that daily half-gallon of water).