We are always trying to understand our skin, to keep it looking fresh and vibrant. Even oily skin may sometimes feel really dry. But is it dehydrated? Well, it seems that its not only your body that can get dehydrated, but also your skin! So, what is the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?
The short story
This is what what we know: symptoms of dry skin and dehydrated skin can be easily mistaken for each other. But there are some differences to keep an eye out for.
Dry skin is a type of skin that some people may have. Dehydrated skin is a condition that anyone can have. Before, we only knew about normal, oily or dry skin. But now there is dehydrated skin as well and dehydrated skin lacks oil or lipids. The skin feels dry when it is exposed to dry weather conditions, hot water and certain chemicals. Dryness can be felt on your face and your body when it’s winter and it gets really cold and dry outside. Though this is not common, dry skin can also result from underlying medical conditions.
Are you feeling dehydrated?
Dehydrated skin lacks water. Since dehydrated skin can affect all skin types, it’s possible to suffer from dehydrated skin and dry skin at the same time. The best solution to this is of course to keep in mind your water consumption and actively try to consume more water to ensure that dehydration is not caused by the lack of water.
How to tell between dry and dehydrated skin?
Your skin can feel dehydrated when you are wearing too much make up or when you don’t use the right products to take the makeup off. But here’s where it gets tricky. When your skin is dehydrated, it creates more oil to make up for the missing water.
This can cause breakouts, irritation and dry patches on your skin. The skin can even feel oily and dry at the same time. It can even feel tight and rough at times. If your skin shows fine lines, looks dull or is sagging and has wrinkles, it can be dehydrated. When the skin is really dry, it can look flaky, dry and also feel rough.
Why does your skin feel dehydrated?
There are many reasons for this. It could be that you didn’t use sunscreen or because you have been drinking alcohol the previous night. It can also be because of aging, the changing of hormones, central heating or air conditioning in your home or most likely because you have not been drinking enough water, which always happens when you are super busy or in a hurry.
The Take Away
Whether your skin is dry or dehydrated, it will benefit from a good moisturizer that will replenish the skin’s enzymes and amino acids. The peptides in a moisturizer repair the lipid layers of the skin and balance the skin’s pH. Caviar based creams are superior when it comes to deep hydration and this is one of the reasons behind the popularity of our award winning 24h Regeneration Cream. The cell structure of caviar is very similar to the structure of human skin cells, enabling the caviar extract to deliver the highly potent caviar molecules to the deepest level of the skin and reverse the aging process. Caviar boasts a maximized concentration of lipids and fatty acids to help restore the skin’s external barrier with essential skin lipids and provide 24 hour hydration to the skin.
Now that you know, you can quench your skin’s thirst with a caviar cream! No more sagging or dried up skin, no more wondering the difference between dry and dehydrated skin!