Let’s get to know our skin! By now you most likely are aware if your skin type is oily, combination or dry. But what about dehydrated skin? Is it the same as having dry skin? The quick answer is no, they are different and therefore require different methods to restore hydration. Dry skin is a skin type whereas dehydration is a skin condition, and, in some cases, you could have oily skin and be dehydrated!
Do you have dry or dehydrated skin? We’re talking all things hydration and moisture below so you can identify your skin concerns and follow the correct treatment path. Read on to find out more!
What does dehydrated skin feel like?
Dehydrated skin will occur when the skin lacks water. Skin can look dull and show signs of premature aging such as fine lines and loss of volume. You may notice your under-eye circles are more visible, itchiness or deflated skin that looks stretched. A quick test to determine if you have dehydrated skin is doing a pinch test. If it wrinkles with gentle pressure instead of holding its shape, your skin is begging you for some hydration. The good news is you don’t have to live with this forever, a couple tricks can keep you on top of your hydration and get your skin glowing again!
You’ve heard it before, and we’ll say it again! Drinking your recommended 8 glasses of water a day will improve various aspects of your health, with skin hydration being one of them. Other factors that impact your skin’s hydration levels include your environment, cold weather and indoor heating which can impair our skin’s moisture barrier, causing water to be lost quicker. But how can skincare assist in reviving dehydrated skin? Particular ingredients can work wonders, so look out for products that have aloe vera, glycerine, hyaluronic acid, honey and citric acid. Our Bio Juice skin drink is the perfect hydrator that instantly feeds your skin with some of these great ingredients, it’s like a big glass of water for your face!
What does dry skin feel like?
Dry skin on the other hand doesn’t lack water but rather oils and lipids. Compared to normal or combination skin types, there is less sebum production. This can cause appearance to be flaky or scale like and you may even be prone to psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis.
Having dry skin will take particular thought and care to look after it throughout your life. Nourish your skin with the nutrients it needs by looking out for ingredients such as shea butter, jojoba oil and rosehip oil. Our Superfood Face Oil has 21 super nourishing ingredients to soothe dryness and leave skin glowing in the morning.
Where does your skin fit? Understanding our own unique skin is a journey, if you’re unsure what products are right for you try our online Glow Guide to discover what will suit you best!