How Can You Tell the Difference Between Dry Skin and Dehydrated Skin?

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Making the mistake between dry and dehydrated skin is relatively common. They sound the same and chances are up until now you have believed that they are the same thing. Being dry is dehydrated. But the truth is that there is a distinct difference between the two and once you know which of these skin types you have, you know how to treat it.



Have you found that no matter what moisturiser you try, it just doesn't work? Then chances are you are struggling with dehydrated skin. The easiest way to separate the two is dehydrated skin is lacking water, while dry skin lacks oil. Sound simple enough? There are distinct differences and tell-tale signs you can count on to help you identify them apart.

Dry Skin

Dry skin can be easily identified, it's a skin type. So, if you suffer from dry skin, you are going to struggle with it for the rest of your life. Worthwhile putting a good daily beauty routine into place to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.

The signs you may have dry skin includes your skin feeling very tight after you have used your cleaner. Cleansers should clean the skin, but if you smile and your skin is feeling tight, then chances are you have this skin type.

Chances are if you have dry skin your skin will flake, it will appear dull and lack volume.

You will find with a good beauty routine that includes cleaning, toning, exfoliating and moisturising, you will be able to manage your skin type with ease and confidence.

Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is very different and this can happen to any skin type. It's when your skin is lacking water. This can be a result of poor diet, too much caffeine or alcohol consumption. Now don't worry, it doesn't mean the one glass of wine you had with dinner tonight is going to cause dehydrated skin, but if you drink regularly, then this is something to take careful note of.

You find if you have dehydrated skin, then your skin will lack lustre, it will absorb the moisturiser very quickly and your make-up will appear patchy as the day wears on. Those with dehydrated skin find themselves reapplying their make up at some point throughout the day.

Dehydrated skin can have a tendency to be very sensitive and it also accelerates the signs of ageing.

For this skin condition, you want to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet while ensuring you drink your eight glasses of water a day, keeping your body and skin hydrated moving forward.

If you would like further information on what products would be best for your skin, you can get in touch with a member of the Skinstation team.

Latest update: 05/11/2019
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