Dry vs. Dehydrated What's The Difference?


There's so much confusion when it comes to identifying dry vs. dehydrated skin. So we hope today's post helps you identify the differ4ence.

 

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin: the Great Debate!

Dehydrated skin is caused by excessive water loss. Skin that retains less than 30% of water is considered dehydrated. One of the most common signs of dehydrated skin is the lack of elasticity. Dehydrated skin can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin: What's The Diference?

Often when we refer to the condition of our skin the terms "dry" and "dehydrated" are used interchangeably, however, they’re not the same. Dry skin is a result of the underproduction of sebum, or oil in skin. Also, it’s usually accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms like itching or tightness. Environmental factors such as the extreme cold, dry temperatures of winter can have a huge impact on dry skin types.

What Causes Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is caused by excessive water loss. In fact, skin that retains less than 30% of water is considered dehydrated. Aging is usually the number one cause of dehydrated skin because as we age our skin naturally retains less water. However, other environmental factors such as UV exposure, pollution, and low humidity can also contribute to dehydrated skin.

Now that we know the difference between dry and dehydrated skin let’s be sure to protect it by keeping it hydrated, moisturized, and free of UV rays as we go out to enjoy one of the last few weekends of summer….Happy Labor Day Weekend Beauties!