Dry skin vs. Dehydrated skin

September 01, 2021

Dry skin  vs. Dehydrated skin

Hydration and moisturization are sometimes discussed synonymously. Are they same or two different things? 

For better understanding about these two, we need to clarify about dry skin and dehydrated skin.

Dry skin

Dry skin is a skin type where the complexion lacks oils, or lipids, so it takes on a more flaky, dry appearance unlike oily or combination skin.

Symptoms: scaly appearance, white flakes, redness or irritation, increased incidence of psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis

Treats: keep on moisturizing which means maintaining a proper level of hydration by securing moisture. Facial moisturizer and oils can help moisturizing (plant oils, squalene, shea butter, ceramide)

 

Dehydrated skin

Dehydrated skin is a skin condition that occurs when there’s a lack of water in the skin. This can happen to anyone, regardless of skin types, even oily or combination skin types still can experience dehydration. 

Symptoms: darker under-eye circles, or tired eye appearance, itchiness, skin dullness, more sensitive fine lines and wrinkles          

Treats: Drink enough water orally and topically apply the ingredients which support hydration or produce component for hydration. (hyaluronic acid, glycerin, panthenol, aloe, ceramide, lactic acid, citric acid)

 

Dry skin lacks oils in the skin that requires increased moisturizing topically whereas Dehydrated skin lacks water in the skin that needs more support of hydration orally and topically.

 


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