Are you constantly moisturizing and still experiencing an uncomfortable dryness? It might be because you have dry or dehydrated skin. We're here to help you understand the difference between the two, unravel the underlying problem & find a solution to the root cause together.
Let's differentiate between dry and dehydrated skin:
Dry skin is a skin type that lacks oil, which leads to a tight, itchy, and flaky complexion. Dry skin is the skin's inability to produce enough oil to keep it moisturized, there is an underlying factor which is not allowing your skin to retain moisture. This can be caused by a variety of factors, such as genetics (however we know that through nutritional eating you can influence gene expression and impact the future of our health), aging, environmental factors, or the use of harsh skin care products. Dry skin typically feels dull, tight and rough.
How do we treat dry skin? Exfoliate no more than 2 times a week. You want to allow your skin to regenerate your cells and restore its balance. Do not use harsh products that strip your skin of its natural sebum, especially if your dry skin does tend to get oily - this means your skin is overcompensating for a loss, which is the loss of the natural oil on your skin that it needs to thrive.
Try to wash your face once a day - allow your skin to get into the proper cycle of producing oil. Make sure you are using a face wash that locks moisture and hydration back into your skin, such as SuperHY (SuperHYDRATING) Foaming Face Wash. Infused with oils that penetrate deep into your pores to mend dryness, this face wash is the perfect staple for dry skin
Dehydrated skin is a temporary skin condition that lacks water, which can cause dullness, rough texture, and fine lines. Dehydrated skin can be caused by factors such as climate, diet, and skincare routine.
How do we treat dehydrated skin?
If you are experiencing dehydrated skin, there are several steps you can take to help alleviate the condition:
Hydrate from the inside: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help keep your body hydrated. Additionally, consuming foods that are high in water content, such as fruits and vegetables, can also help to improve skin hydration.
Use a gentle cleanser: Use a mild, hydrating cleanser that does not strip the skin of its natural oils. Avoid using harsh soaps or cleansers that can further dry out the skin.
Moisturize regularly: Use a hydrating moisturizer such as our After Dark Face Melt that contains ingredients like Black Seed + Sunflower oil, which allow your skin to trap in moisture.
Avoid hot water: Avoid hot showers or baths, as hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils and further dehydrate it. Instead, use lukewarm water and limit your shower or bath time.
Use a humidifier: If you live in a dry climate or spend a lot of time in air-conditioned environments, using a humidifier can help to add moisture to the air and prevent further dehydration of the skin.
Protect your skin: Protect your skin from the sun by using sunscreen with at least SPF 30, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding prolonged sun exposure.
We highly recommend oil cleansing if you have dry or dehydrated skin. If your skin is dehydrated in particular, our Law Of Attraction oil cleanser contains squalane oil, which traps water into your cells and helps your skin be able to retain moisture.
In addition to using the right products, there are some other tips you can follow to keep your skin hydrated and healthy:
Drinking plenty of water, eating nutritious meals, avoiding harsh chemicals and irritants, getting proper sleep, not over exfoliating, maintaining a consistent skincare routine, moving your body & allowing your skin to detox.
Understanding the difference between dry and dehydrated skin is crucial for proper skincare. We hope this helped!