Knowing the actual difference between dry and dehydrated skin should greatly affect the skin care products you choose – especially in cooler weather.
The words "dry" and "dehydrated" are often used interchangeably by people when describing their skin. However, there are significant differences between the two. Just as dry and dehydrated skin means different things, so does “hydration” and “hydration”.
It follows that understanding whether your skin is dry or dehydrated is the key to adapting your skin care.
Dry or dehydrated skin?
The main difference between dry and dehydrated skin is that you are a skin type and a skin condition ] ,
Basically, "dry skin" is a skin type . It is the skin that you were born with or that you develop over the years. "Dehydrated skin" is a skin condition or a temporary condition from which every skin type can suffer.
Still not sure if your skin is dry or dehydrated? Here is a breakdown …
What is dry skin?
Dry skin produces less oil than normal skin types. Your skin's natural oil or sebum helps keep the pores and outer skin layers conditioned and protected. Without it, the skin appears dry and flaky.
People with dry skin also suffer more frequently from skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
What is dehydrated skin?
Dehydrated skin is simply skin that lacks moisture. Dehydrated skin does not look dry or flaky, but feels firm, dull and paper-like. Dehydrated skin can also promote premature signs of aging, such as less elasticity and fine lines.
Anyone can get dehydrated skin regardless of their skin type. You can have dry and dehydrated skin as well as oily and dehydrated skin.
How to Treat Dry or Dehydrated Skin
Both dry and dehydrated skin benefit from both moisture and moisture. However, whether you have dry or dehydrated skin determines which specific products you should use. Both require slightly different approaches.
The key to treating dry skin is moisturizing. To treat dry skin, you should choose a moisturizer that contains rich, greasy oils. These will compensate for the lack of natural sebum.
For younger dry skin types we recommend our Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream . For more mature and drier skin types our Age Confidence Cream .
For dehydrated skin, it is best to choose a light serum for more concentrated treatment, such as: B. our Back to Life Hydration Serum.
You also have to fight dehydration from the inside out. It is therefore important to increase your fluid intake and ensure that you consume a lot of essential fatty acids (omegas).
Facialist and nutrition therapist Lisa Knowles says:
“Drinking plenty of water helps, but eating natural, nutritious foods and keeping processed foods and drinks to a minimum will greatly benefit your skin condition. Try adding more organic fruits and vegetables to your daily diet. "
Dehydrated skin can also be aggravated by environmental factors. This includes central heating, sun exposure and too much alcohol or caffeine, which can dry out the skin. It is also worth keeping an eye on this!
Whether you suffer from dry or dehydrated skin or both, keep in mind that moisturizing should always follow hydration. This means that you should always use a moisturizing serum before . Your moisturizer is there to seal off your hydration.