Skin Hydration Measurement

What is skin hydration?


Hydration is key to maintaining your skin’s health and appearance – it is the prime factor underpinning resilience and youthfulness and our best defence against harmful toxins. Hydration can be confusing and we often make mistakes in our product choices, opting for harsh or inappropriate creams that can lead to further dehydration. By assigning your skin a hydration score from 0 to 100, we can accurately identify your skin type and help you choose more suitable products, especially as the seasons change. Skin Lab uses a probe to assess moisture accumulation and assigns a score on that basis – giving you a clearer view of the nature of your skin’s dryness, and the knowledge to combat it more effectively.

Skin hydration refers to the level of water content in the skin. It is an important factor in maintaining healthy skin, as hydrated skin is supple, plump, and has a youthful appearance. Dehydrated skin can appear dry, rough, and wrinkles can become more noticeable.


How is skin hydration measured?


Skin hydration can be measured using a variety of methods, including the Corneometer, which measures the electrical conductivity of the skin and provides a quantitative measurement of skin hydration, and the Tewameter, which measures transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and provides information about the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Another method is the Skin Surface Hydration Test, which uses a probe to measure the water content of the topmost layer of the skin. All of these methods can provide valuable information about skin hydration and can help identify changes or signs of dryness, aging, or skin damage.

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