DRY SKIN VS DEHYDRATED SKIN: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?
The skin is the largest organ in our body and caring for it is essential for a healthy and radiant appearance.
However, it can be difficult to determine the specific needs of your skin. Two of the most commonly used terms in skin care are dry skin and dehydrated skin. Dry skin and dehydrated skin are used to describe different skin conditions. Dry skin is a condition in which the skin lacks lipids or fat. Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, is a condition in which the skin lacks water. Although dry skin and dehydrated skin may look the same, they have different causes and require different treatments.
**Learn more about dry skin
Dry skin is a condition in which the skin lacks natural lipids, the natural oils produced by the skin. They are essential for maintaining the skin's moisture by forming a protective barrier on the skin's surface. This barrier prevents water from evaporating from the skin which keeps the skin hydrated and supple. The causes of dry skin can vary from heredity to environmental factors. Common causes include genetics, hormonal changes, aging, stress, harsh skin care products, exposure to extreme weather conditions, hot baths, excessive use of soap, or a lack of essential fatty acids. The symptoms of dry skin are a feeling of tightness, itching, redness or flaking.
**Treatment of dry skin
Treating dry skin involves restoring the skin's lipid barrier. To do this, it is recommended to use skin care products rich in natural oils and fats, such as oils or moisturizers rich in shea butter or avocado oil. It is important to avoid using skin care products that contain irritating ingredients or drying alcohols. Finally, it is recommended to take cold, lukewarm showers or baths and to avoid heat. Discover the products of the Delicate line with the Sensiflora-Cream and the Authentik Fundamental mask which brings nutrition and hydration.
**Learn more about dehydrated skin
Dehydrated skin is a condition in which the skin lacks water and looks dull and tired. Unlike dry skin, dehydrated skin can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor diet, excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption, excessive sun exposure, smoking, excessive heating or air conditioning, or the use of skin care products that dry out the skin. Symptoms of dehydrated skin include a dull, tired appearance, increased fine lines and wrinkles, a rough, dry feeling, and increased sensitivity. Discover the products in the Corrective line with Hyaluperf-Serum and Hyalu Flash Plumping Mask.
**Treatment of dehydrated skin
The treatment of dehydrated skin involves increasing the amount of water the skin receives. This can be done "IN" by drinking more water or "OUT" by using appropriate skin care products that contain, for example, hyaluronic acid or glycerin. It is also important to limit alcohol and caffeine consumption, use sunscreen to protect the skin from UV rays, and maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
In conclusion, although dry skin and dehydrated skin have similar symptoms, they are caused by different factors and require different treatments.