DRY SKIN VS. DEHYDRATED SKIN
One of the main challenges out there in understanding the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin. In this blog post we are going to discuss both.
It is a type of skin, people with dry skin do not produce enough sebum or oil, so their skin tends to look extremely dry, flaky, sometimes with redness. It is easy to notice because whenever you apply a moisturizing cream, you will see your skin will quickly absorb it, as it is desperate for some moisture. This happens because dry skin lacks lipids that help retain moisture in the skin, which is what keeps our skin barrier happy and functioning.
The most important thing for dry skin is to apply moisturizer and occlusives, heavy creams will help to repair the skin's barrier, and seal the moisture that our skin needs in order to keep it completely hydrated and prevent it from remaining dry.
Creams with ceramides & lipids will work great on dry skin. Using the right cream is a game changer for dry skin. Do not be afraid of moisturizers, not all of them clog pores, make sure you are using good-for-you ingredients for your skin, nowadays there are MANY healthy & clean beauty brands out there offering alternatives to the regular pharmacy product we have all been used to as our first choice.
Adding facial oils is also a good idea. Rose or jojoba oil helps to hydrate the skin naturally and without clogging the pores. Using this type of non-comedogenic oils provides a lot of hydration to dry skin, along with the use of a moisturizer with healthy ingredients and with ceramides or lipids, you will be able to combat dry skin.
Most important part is to understand the ingredients in each of the products you decide to apply to your dry skin. Avoid using products with ingredients like alcohol & fragrances, as these could cause more dryness.
Below are some of the products we recommend for dry skin:
First, it is very important to understand that dehydrated skin is not a skin type, it is a condition. This means that any skin type can have it, including oily skin. Dehydrated skin lacks water, which means that your body is being affected by certain factors that are making you dry, such as climate, unhealthy diet, harsh product ingredients, lack of water intake, among others.
You need to properly hydrate your body first, and then start using the right skincare products, introducing humectants to your skin, such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or peptides. This will help retain the water in your skin, hence hydrating you.
You should also consume more water in your day to day, improve your diet by adding fruits or vegetables that promote hydration in your body, for example cucumber and celery, a daily juice every morning can help hydrate your body better.
Below are some of the products we recommend for dehydrated skin!