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How to Differentiate Between Dry Skin And Dehydrated Skin?
Have you ever wondered about the real difference between dehydrated and dry skin?
Well, of course, although these two terms are interchangeably used by many yet they are still different skin situations.
In this article post, we seek to establish all the differences and similarities between dehydrated and dry skin.
What causes them and the best way to keep your skin free from them?
What Is Dehydrated Skin?
Dehydrated skin is a skin condition that involves a lack of water or low water content on the skin. This is known to trigger premature signs of aging like wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity. In some cases, the skin might look very dull.
Interestingly, one of the popular methods of identifying dehydrated skin is by conducting a pinch test. Although the result is not hundred percent certain still it can point one in a clearer direction.
Pinch Test simply involves pinching and holding your cheek or abdomen for a few seconds. If your skin takes time to bounce back, then your skin is likely dehydrated. But if it draws back almost immediately. Then, your skin is probably not dehydrated.
Other symptoms of dry skin include dark under-eye circles, itchiness, skin dullness, sensitive fine lines, and wrinkles.
What Is Dry Skin?
Unlike dehydrated skin where water content is the main problem. Here, dry skin is considered a skin type that involves scaly and flakiness due to a lack of natural oil or lipids.
In dry skin, one may notice redness, scaly skin appearance, flakes, or advanced cases of certain skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
The Difference And Similarities Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin
For starters, dehydrated skin is considered a skin condition whereas dry skin is seen as a skin type. Being a skin type means one is born with it whereas a condition is not innate. It’s usually triggered by certain factors.
However, since dehydrated skin is a condition hence it can affect anybody irrespective of their specific skin type. Generally, human skin contains at least 30% water which is essential for skin structure and health. If the skin loses more water than required, it becomes dehydrated.
Furthermore, even though these two skin terminologies have different symptoms. Yet they still share some similarities which include poor elasticity and roughness.
Also, people with dry skin types have higher tendencies of developing skin dehydration since lack of natural oil plays a role in retaining water in the skin.
Causes of Dehydrated Skin And Dry Skin
Just as initially stated, dehydrated skin is caused by excessive loss of water content on the skin. Now the question is what can cause this excessive water loss?
The top reason on our list is climatic or environmental factors. People leaving in extremely hot climates have greater tendencies of developing dehydration due to the harsh weather. Of course, other factors that can cause low water content include lack of water in the diet, not drinking enough water, stress, and poor skincare habits amongst others.
On the other hand, dry skin is usually genetic. Although, it can be worsened by other factors like high temperatures, extremely hot or cold climates, harsh oil-stripping skincare products, and medical conditions. And of course, aging can also play a huge role in worsening dry skin type.
Our Professional Recommendations
The good news is these two skin terms are completely treatable or managed. For dehydrated skin, it can be treated with certain skincare routines. Whereas, since dry skin is natural, it can only be managed.
To prevent excessive water loss and enhance your natural oil, we strongly recommend using our Dry Skin Kit. This amazing kit contains high-performance products for plumping the skin while enhancing natural skin hydration.
For dehydrated skin, we recommend using any of our highly recommended moisturizers for enhancing skin moisture and water retainability – Carrot moisturizer, Azulene moisturizer, and our Collagen Production Boosts. Then, if you are starting to experience dark under-eye circles due to severe dehydration, we invite you to choose any of our eye creams.
All our recommended products are industry-tested and strictly FDA-Approved. All you need to do is cleanse the skin with our Bleach Cream Soap, and then apply our moisturizers, cream, or our recommended serums. Of course, don’t ever forget our Sunblock SPF.
Ultimately, apart from a good skincare routine, please ensure you are on good eating habits and of course, drink water more often. Have a proper stress management plan and also, get enough sleep. For dry skin, avoid oil-stripping skincare products.
Let Us Know!
Of course, if you have tried any of these, you’ll start to notice a serious improvement in your dry or dehydrated skin appearance. At Gold Cosmetics and Skincare, we are seriously all about helping you maintain good and healthy skin.
Please let us know if you have tried any of the above-recommended skincare tips.
And, if you have any skin conditions or problems, please do not hesitate in getting in touch with us!