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Dry Vs. Dehydrated: How to Tell the Difference

Is my Skin Dry or Dehydrated?

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As summer slowly rolls around the corner, we want to make sure our skin looks and feels it’s best. After all, it is the largest organ in our body. 

If your skin starts looking dull and rough, your first thought may be that you are suffering from dry skin. And although you may not be wrong, there is a lot more to the story.  “Dry” and “dehydrated” skin may seem like they are the same thing, but in skincare they are completely different concerns.  

Find our recommended products at the end of this blog post. 

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What's The Differnce Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin?

The biggest difference between dry and dehydrated skin is that they are different skin concerns that require different products to help fight against. Dry skin is a skin-type, where as dehydrated skin is a skin condition.  More often than not, you will think your skin is dry, but it is really just dehydrated. 

Dry Skin

Having dry skin refers to skin that lacks in oil production. You can either be born with dry skin, or develop it over time due to external factors: extreme temperatures, poor nutrition, UV exposure and aging. 

  • Lacks oil
  • Skin feels dry everywhere, including hands and scalp
  • susceptinle to premature aging
  • needs oil rich products and a lot of moisturizer
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Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is a skin condition that results when the skin is lacking in water. There are different factors that can cause dehydrated skin such as makeup, diet, not using the right products on your skin, weather etc. 

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  • Looks dull
  • Feels tight
  • Feels rough
  • Is sensitive
  • Shows signs of ageing
Products we Recommend for your Skin

Below are some links to products we recommend for our those of you with dry and dehydrated skin. Don’t forget to check out our site for more products! You should never be limited to what you can use based on your skin.