Dry/Dehydrated Skin

The terms' dry' and 'dehydrated' actually mean two very different things when we start talking skincare?

While different, dry and dehydrated skin is not mutually exclusive. Dry skin is how we classify skin that lacks sebum (the oil produced naturally by our skin). Whereas dehydrated skin is a condition characterised by a lack of moisturise in the skin. Regardless of your skin type, be it oily, dry, normal, or combination, all skin types can experience dehydration.

A: Dry skin lacks sufficient oil, while dehydrated skin lacks water. To address dryness, use moisturisers rich in emollients and humectants. For dehydration, focus on hydrating products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid. A balanced routine that addresses both concerns is essential.

A: While there is overlap in addressing dryness and dehydration, it's beneficial to tailor your routine. Use a rich moisturiser for dryness and incorporate hydrating serums or toners for dehydration. Products with ingredients like glycerin and ceramides work well for both concerns.

A: Avoid products with harsh alcohol-based ingredients, as they can further dry out the skin. Additionally, be cautious with overly fragranced products, which may cause irritation. Instead, opt for products with gentle, hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides to replenish and lock in moisture.