The Difference between Dry and Dehydrated Skin

The Difference between Dry and Dehydrated Skin

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First off, lets break down the difference between Dry Skin and Dehydrated Skin:

Dry Skin is a skin type similar to oil-prone or combination skin. Dry Skin occurs when your skin doesn't have enough water or oil and can affect anyone at any time.

Dehydrated Skin, on the other hand, is a skin condition (not a type), meaning its treatable and temporary. 


What are the Causes?

Dry Skin because dry skin is a type, it's typically based on genetics. Those with dry skin naturally lack enough oil (a.k.a lipids)

Dehydrated Skin is a skin condition that can be caused by changes in the weather, washing your skin with hard water, not drinking enough water, and other extrinsic factors.


What are the Signs?

Dry Skin manifests as red, flaky, itchy, ashy skin and can extend to all parts of the body.

Dehydrated Skin can look dull and feel rough and tight. Circles under eye can become darker. Fine Lines and Surface Wrinkles appear more prominent and increased.


How can I help my Dry Skin?

For dry skin, some of Goddess Glow by Nature personal favorite skin-friendly oils include Camellia, Cloudberry Seed, Marula, and Jojoba Oil. 

For dehydrated skin one should look for products that help your skin retain water. Drinking more water daily definitely helps as well.