Beauty Tips

What's Your Face Saying? Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin

dehydrated skin

Dry skin is characterized by fewer oil-producing glands whereas dehydrated skin is lacking water. It's possible to have oily skin that is still severely dehydrated. Dry and dehydrated skin are two very different skin problems commonly mistaken for each other.

What's Your Face Saying? Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin

dehydrated skin

Dry Vs. dehydrated skin.

Dehydrated skin is caused by a number of factors including water and caffeine consumption, weather, and diet. If your skin is dehydrated, it will often feel tight, look dull and makes wrinkles look more prominent. Other dehydration tell-tale signs include redness and blocked pores. Dry skin differs as it's often itchy and flaky.

How to treat dehydrated skin.

Upgrade your diet to include water-rich foods like cucumber and watermelon. Make sure you are drinking a minimum of 2 liters of fresh drinking water every day. Remember to add at least another additional glass of water for every cup of tea or coffee you drink. Humidifiers can help keep skin hydrated while you sleep.

How to treat dry skin.

Use a gentle exfoliator 1-3 times per week to remove dead skin cells which allows your skin to soak up your moisturizer. Invest in high-quality skincare tailored to your skin type. Apply a serum before your moisturizer to help lock in moisture. Humidifiers can help soothe dry skin at night.

Change your skincare seasonally.

Your skin requires different levels of TLC depending on environmental factors like the weather and central heating. Switch up your skincare seasonally to make sure your skin is getting the appropriate levels of hydration.