Is your skin dry or dehydrated?

Hey Everyone ♥

I’m not sure everyone really knows that dry skin and dehydrated skin, are not at all the same thing. I like to keep things pretty simple but also educational here on my blog, so I’m going to do my best to explain it, in the least complicated way possible, (I know, not being complicated isn’t exactly my style but I’m trying something new here) 

so, Dehydrated skin is not a skin type, it’s more a skin condition. You can have both oily and dehydrated skin.

It’s kind of a difficult thing to explain, because it effects everyone differently (so much for not being complicated, right?) However, in almost all cases, it will make your skin look dull and tired. I’m sure you’ve had days where you feel like your skin looks dull, we all have! If your skin looks like that on regular basis, you definitely need to consider that your skin is dehydrated.

Other traits it has is:

  • Being much more prone to black heads and acne
  • soaking up a moisturizer quickly, but feel oily and dry in spots.
  • when pulled taunt, it won’t return to being flat quickly.
  • aggravated by excessive drinking, smoking or some skin care.

I know that those aren’t exactly helpful because those are traits of sooo many different skin conditions.

So this might be obvious,but the first thing to do is to make sure you’re getting enough water. I fill my 22oz  water bottle 3 times a day to ensure I’m getting the water that I need, (slightly excessive I know) and although I’ve never exactly had an issue with my skin being dehydrated, it certainly helps to make my skin less dull.

If you’re still struggling, make sure you’re using a proper moisturizer, hydrating masks and mist humidifier at night while you sleep.

Look at your ingredients, use products with glycerin, hyaluronic acid and squalene.

 

DO NOT use products with drying ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or tea tree oil.

If your face wash makes your skin feel dry and tight, you’re using the wrong products. Your skin should never feel like this, and it is a product of a damaged skin barrier.

 

 

I hope this post has been helpful to you all especially in this dry season we’re having!

If you have any additional questions or tips, please feel free to let me know!!

 

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