What is the Difference Between Dry Skin and Dehydrated Skin?

What is the Difference Between Dry Skin and Dehydrated Skin?

Commonly people would usually ask us, “What product should I use for my dry skin?”. But the question is, do you actually have dry skin or dehydrated skin? Both are usually mistaken to be one another due to its major similarities, but if we take a closer look at their characteristics - You’ll definitely be able to tell whether you have dry or dehydrated skin from now on. So let’s take a look, shall we?

Differences between dry skin and dehydrated skin:

First of all, dry skin is a skin type whereas dehydrated skin is a skin condition.
This means that you cannot get rid or prevent dry skin, but you could take certain steps to alleviate the discomforts of having dry skin and combat its symptoms. Dehydrated skin on the other hand can be treated and over time your skin could return to its pre-dehydrated state. Dehydrated skin can also be experienced by anyone with any skin type, even oily skin.

Secondly, dry skin means the lack of oil on your skin while dehydrated skin is caused by the lack of water.
Having dry skin could stem from a number of factors, but it is usually due to low or depleted oil production by the sebaceous glands in the skin. Aside from that, dehydration on the skin is caused by not drinking enough water, dry air and atmosphere, hot showers and drying skincare products. 

Thirdly, both dry skin and dehydrated skin creates different skin problems.
Dry skin is usually accompanied by constant dead skin shedding, redness, common skin diseases and a scaly appearance. On the other hand, dehydrated skin will cause your skin to feel more sensitive than normal, crease up more frequently and itchiness. However both dry and dehydrated skins can also cause similar issues like dullness, uncomfortable tightness and irritation to the skin. 

How do I treat my dry or dehydrated skin?

If you have dry skin, you would need to always moisturise your skin to ensure all hydration gets retained. You can lock in moisture for your skin by using products that are oil-based like cream moisturisers and face oils. Joi’s Helichrysum Deep Moisture Face Oil is made of omega-rich fatty acids that help work deep below the skin’s surface to plump and deeply moisturise the skin - leaving a dewy glowy skin!

If you have dehydrated skin, you would definitely need to consume more water in your diet. This could be either from drinking more water throughout the day, or eating more water-rich foods like watermelons and cucumbers. Asides this, using skincare products with hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Tremella Mushroom will really help return your skin to its normal moisture levels. Joi’s Enzyme Instant Glow Serum contains both Hyaluronic Acid & Tremella Mushroom - which is a hydration powerhouse and helps keep your skin dewy and fresh by replenishing any moisture lost by the skin throughout the day.

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