Dry vs Dehydrated Skin
What?? There is a difference??
You may have heard of these two terms and thought hang on.... they are they same thing are't they???
Well no. In fact these two are not the same and they needed to be treated differently because whats needed to manage them is also different.
Let's chat about the two and learn how to care for them.
What is Dry Skin??
A Dry Skin is one of the commonly categorised skin types vs Dehydrated skin which is a common skin concern
Dry skin produces less oil then those with normal skin. You are more likely to experience wrinkles and your skin can appear tight, rough and flakey. A dry skin type can find it more difficult to retain moisture and is often more vulnerable to external environmental factors.
What does a Dry Skin type need??
A dry skin type requires products that deeply nourish, protect and help prevent water loss. Your skin finds it harder to produce oil and avoiding harsh products is essential for caring for it. Think nourishing creams and oils when selecting your skincare products.
What is Dehydrated Skin??
Dehydrated skin is a skin condition that occurs when there's a lack of water in the skin. This is a skin condition that can happen to anyone and yes any skin type.
A dehydrated skin often feels tight, itchy and even flaky and your overall tone and complexion may appear dull, uneven and fine lines are more noticeable.
What does Dehydrated Skin need??
Well the good news is that even though it can be a pain it is generally easily treated. A dehydrated skin i screaming out for more water both internally and externally. A great ingredient for this condition would be something like Hyaluronic Acid for its water retaining benefits.
A little overview:
A key takeaway from this post is to remember that dehydration is lack of water - not oil; even oily skin types can become dehydrated.
A dry skin is lacking oil and determining the difference and selecting the right skincare routine to manage will set you up for success.
Our top picks for Dry Skin:
Our top picks for Dehydrated Skin: