What is the difference and how do treat them?
Keep reading below to discover the differences between them & what you need to do to bring balance back to your skin!
IT'S CONFUSING RIGHT…IS MY SKIN DRY OR DEHYDRATED???
DRY Skin is a Skin TYPE whereas,
Dehydrated Skin is a SYMPTOM from a lack of water.
So how do you know if you have DRY SKIN or DEHYDRATED SKIN??
It can be confusing when the symptoms for these can look so similar…so I am going to give you those differences so you know exactly what is going on with your skin!
DRY SKIN: As I mentioned is a SKIN TYPE, meaning that it is a condition that doesn't come up every once in a while, but rather a condition that you deal with ALL the time. It can feel worse during the winter months where the weather is more intense and dry!
+ WHAT would your skin feel like IF you have DRY skin?? Well, you might notice the obvious when you think dry: flakiness right!! But your skin would also feel tight and even itchy!
+ So WHAT is going on in the skin to make it dry??
This is the important difference between the two!
DRY skin occurs because there is a lack of oil (sebum) production in the skin. This is happening naturally, often due to genetics. However, external factors can increase the dryness such as: extreme WEATHER (hot and cold), HARSH SKINCARE products that can strip the skin and
therefore the oil levels, LIFESTYLE, MEDICATIONS, HORMONES and the
NATURAL AGING PROCESS can all lead to increased Dryness!
+ WHY do you want to treat the DRY skin??
Dry skin can be uncomfortable with the flakiness, tightness so those two reasons alone should
be a reason to treat the Dry skin…but what if I told you that DRY skin
gives the skin the appearance of AGING SKIN?
With the lack of OIL in the skin, it exposes the wrinkles in our skin giving the
appearance of older looking skin.
+ SO Lastly, HOW do you change your DRY SKIN?
Well genetically you can't change your SKIN TYPE,
but you can help by giving your skin what it needs: MOISTURE!