The Difference Between Dry & Dehydrated Skin

3rd Feb 2020

The Difference Between Dry & Dehydrated Skin

Knowing your skin type is extremely important. It allows for creating an effective skin routine. Dry and dehydrated skin may present the same symptoms, however, the treatment is different. Here are more details.

What’s the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?

Dry skin is a skin type that suffers from decreased oil production. The complexion lacks natural oils, lipids and it experiences flaky and dry appearance. The skin is irritated and red and this condition may progress into psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis.

Dehydrated skin is a skin concern. Anyone can experience dehydrated skin even those with an oily skin type. This skin condition is more common during the winter months.

Why does it matter?

Dehydrated skin and dry skin need different treatments. This means some of the ingredients can be used on both: dry and dehydrated skin. Other ingredients will be much more effective addressing one of the conditions specifically: dryness or dehydration.

Ingredients for dry and dehydrated skin

Look for ingredients:

IngredientBest for dry or dehydrated skin?
hyaluronic acidBoth: apply moisturiser to lock it in
beta glucanBoth: will provide a deep hydration, soothing sensation and strenghten the skin
ceramideCeramides strengthen the skin’s barrier to help prevent moisture loss
Aqualicia formulaBoth: It brings moisture to the deeper layers of skin
honeyBoth: soothes the skin
snail mucindehydrated
nut or seed oil, such as coconut, almond,dry
plant oils, such as squalene, jojoba, rosehip,dry
Real Barrier Extreme Cream
Real Barrier Extreme Cream

How to support dry skin?

Here are some of our tips:

  • Use moisturisers containing ceramides will help to replace the lipids in your skin.
  • Use gentle cleansers and skincare designed for sensitive skin.
  • Consider using a humidifier to their bedrooms at night.
  • Avoid sun exposure sun damage can lead to chronically dehydrated skin. The sun damage increases free radicals that damage skin and cause dehydration.

How to support dehydrated skin?

Here are some of our tips:

  • It is all about hydration, hydration, hydration.
  • Carry on the mist
  • Keep the thermostat down whenever possible.
  • Take shorter showers.