Dry and dehydrated skin are similar conditions, but with different causes, and hence different treatment.
*are worse in cold and dry weather
*can cause flaky skin
*can be treated with moisturizers and other skincare products.
DRY SKIN LACKS OIL
Dry skin is a skin type that appears in almost all skin typing system, and it means that your skin doesn’t produce enough oil. It’s the opposite of oily skin.
How much oil your skin produces mostly depends on your genes, but can also be mildly affected by your diet and the weather. This means that, if you have dry skin, you’re likely to have dry skin for a long time, unless you make drastic permanent changes to your diet. The same applies to oily skin. Skin does get drier as you age though! The best level of oiliness is somewhere in the middle, which is often called “normal skin”.
DEHYDRATED SKIN LACKS WATER
Dehydrated skin is a temporary condition that can happen to anyone: dry and oily skin can both lose too much water and become dehydrated! Usually, dehydration is a result of a weakened skin barrier-that is, the top layers of your skin are having a hard time slowing down the evaporation of water (technically known as transepidermal water loss or TEWL). This can be caused by cold dry weather, overwashing, overexfoliating, and sun exposure.
STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT BEAUTY FORUM CONVERSATION AS WE TALK ABOUT:
*SIGNS OF OILY SKIN
*SIGNS OF DRY SKIN