22 December, 2016

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin. – What’s the difference?

What’s the difference?

Dehydrated skin? Dry skin? Dehydrated AND dry skin? It’s pretty tough to tell the difference between the two skin types and what exactly causes them. But one thing they have in common, both skin types have a serious lack of moisture that can lead to dull skin tone, uneven texture, and even acne. So not cute.

What is Dry Skin?
If you have true dry skin, it means you’re lacking oil. You are also dry everywhere else, including your body, hands and scalp – you were born this way. Chances are any moisturizer you apply gets soaked up pretty quickly.

What is Dehydrated Skin?
Dehydrated skin is a bit different. Rather than your skin lacking oil, it lacks water. This is likely due to other factors like; makeup, diet, environmental products, or using the wrong products. The issue with dehydrated skin is that it attempts to make up for missing water by increasing oil production which can lead to breakouts, and skin that is oily and dry at the same time.

How to Treat
Luckily, if you’re still struggling to decide if your skin is dry or dehydrated the treatment is essentially the same. ADD MOISTURE! To do this I love using a facial serum; it’s super concentrated to deliver maximum moisture in a small amount. I love Valentia RoyalRose Hydrating Serum . It’s made just for dry and sensitive skin types with the perfect moisture balance.
The serum has light rose scent from the Rosa Damascena (AKA Rose Oil) used. Rose oil is one of the best, if not the BEST oil for dry and dehydrated skin. It’s incredibly nourishing, providing moisture, healing nutrients and helps with balancing skin pH. After using this serum for just a few weeks your skin will go from dehydrated to hydrated. Dullness and uneven texture will be a thing of the past, and that dry tight skin feeling replaced by comfortable and moisturized.

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