DEHYDRATED and DRY SKIN

tightness - roughness - flaking - scaling - redness - sensitivity

Dehydrated skin is very different from dry skin, yet the two are commonly confused. While they do have similar qualities, they both have very different causes.

 

Dry skin generally refers to skin lacking in oil. 

 

Dehydrated skin is lacking in moisture.

 

Even oily and combination skin can be dehydrated. Complexions appear dull, flaky and more mature looking, as dehydration makes wrinkles appear more pronounced.

 

What causes dehydrated skin?

Environment - prolonged exposure to the sun, cold wind, air conditioning and heating

Lifestyle - alcohol, smoking and a poor diet

Incorrect skincare - topical skin care, i.e. using incorrect products for your skin.

How to care for dehydrated skin?

Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day is key. A diet rich in fruit and vegetables will also help hydration levels in the skin. Additionally, this skin type can benefit from the use of targeted serums loaded with antioxidants, skin-replenishing ingredients and hyaluronic acid.

What causes dry skin?

Dry skin is generally an inherited skin condition. Harsh environmental conditions like cold weather or heat can exacerbate symptoms.

How to care for dry skin?

Keeping hydrated is essential.  Bathing and showering in lukewarm rather than hot water can be helpful. Moisturising regularly morning and evening and especially after bathing when the skin is still damp, will also help. Targeted serums can give skin a much needed boost.

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