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Dry Skin, Dehydrated Skin

Do you know “dry skin” is not the same as “dehydrated skin”? In fact, dehydrated skin is different from dryness. How to solve these skin concerns? Here is everything you need to know about dry skin and dehydrated skin.

What is the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin?

Dry skin is a skin type that produces less oil/sebum than normal skin. Dry skin is without the lipids to retain skin moisture and to build a strong skin barrier.

Dehydrated skin is a skin condition that has a lack of moisture, not oil that is caused by many external factors like weather, environment, diet, and caffeine consumption. Not only dry skin has dehydrated skin, but oily and combination skin also may have dehydrated skin.

Here are the differences between dry skin and dehydrated skin.

dry skin

Characteristics of dry skin:

  • Rough
  • Dry
  • Flaky
dehydrated skin

Characteristics of dehydrated skin:

  • Dull
  • Tight
  • Rough
  • Sensitive
  • Fine lines
  • Sagging skin
  • Deep wrinkles

What should you do if you have dry skin and dehydrated skin?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet, and the right daily skincare routine can help you get plump, radiant skin, and prevent dry and dehydrated skin.

The most important thing is drinking enough water to keep your skin hydrated.

Also, you can apply heavy moisturizers or serums containing hyaluronic acid to retain skin moisture.

For dry and dehydrated skin, you are recommended to exfoliate your skin once a week to remove dead skin cells to allow better absorption of moisturizer. Remember to avoid using skincare products containing harsh ingredients and over-exfoliation. A long and hot shower/bath can also make your skin dry and dehydrated.

Applying sunscreen regularly can protect your skin from harmful UV rays and avoid dehydrated skin too.

You should also avoid smoking and drinking alcohol which will dehydrate your body.

Air conditioning and central heating will make your skin dry. You can use a humidifier to increase indoor humidity.



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