A lot of people think of these skin types/conditions as the same thing, however, they are different. They require different treatment and care. As someone who suffered with dry skin for years, I have done my research on both and here's what I've found.
You need to treat both like they are different, you might even find that some parts of your skin are dry and some are dehydrated. So what's the real difference?
Dehydrated skin is caused by the lack of water in the skin. This is easily fixed by you drinking more water and keeping your skin hydrated with lipids and ceramides. You might also find that some products leave your skin even more dehydrated after using them, this could mean that your skin barrier is damaged or your stripping your skin. If you do have a damaged skin barrier, it can show with dehydration on the surface of the skin, along with redness and other signs of irritation.
Dry skin is caused by the lack of oil in the skin, to treat this, you want to use nourishing oil base ingredients such as Shea butter, Coconut oil, Cocoa butter and even Jojoba are all great hydrating ingredients. Dry skin is usually harder to treat, because if you don't use the right products, your skin can look hydrated at the time of using the product, but then will often appear dry again shortly after or even look flaky. It's important to remain consistent when treating dry skin.
Here's some ingredients to look out for that will help.
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Lipids & Ceramides
- Linoleic Acid
- Coconut oil
- Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Cocoa Butter
- Jojoba Oil
- Sesame seed oil
- Avocado Oil
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It's time to treat yourself and your skin.