Although both have similar negative effects on the skin and are viewed as skincare concerns, dry skin and dehydrated skin are not the same. It’s best to pinpoint which one you have to learn how to treat it correctly.
Dry skin is a skin type that lacks oil production. If you can barely see your pores or they are too small then that may mean you have dry skin. This skin feels rough and tight.
Our skin has a normal oil production that protects us from damage and aging due to the environment. But dry skin doesn’t produce this oil like normal and oily skin. Because of this dry skin is more prone to premature aging and wrinkles than any other skin type.
This skin type needs extra care being that it doesn’t produce enough oil. Use products made specifically for dry skin types. These products will most likely say “normal to dry”. Moisturize the skin with a thick oil based moisturizer.
You can also stimulate your skin’s oil production by massaging your face. Exfoliate at least once a week and drink plenty of water.
Dehydrated skin is caused by lack of water. It is a condition that can be seen with all skin types- oily, normal, dry and sensitive. It can look dry, flakey, tight and in some cases even thin.
Dehydrated skin absorbs products quickly and can be caused by your lifestyle habits, eating habits and the environment, like the sun and dry weather. Even harsh skincare products and over exfoliating can cause dehydrated skin.
Drink plenty of water and always moisturize your face twice a day. Using hydrating skincare products can eliminate the dehydration by adding moisture back into your skin. Exfoliate and apply a hydrating mask at least once a week.