Dry Skin vs. Dehydrated Skin: Differences and Essential Skincare Tips to Prevent
Some terms in the realm of skincare seem all too similar but they’re two completely different things, pretty much like “moisturization” and “hydration,” which we learned about in a recent blog post. Now “dry skin” and “dehydrated skin” seem almost identical, but did you know that dry skin is a skin type, while dehydrated skin is a skin condition that anybody, no matter their skin type can experience?
When one experiences dehydrated skin, it lacks water and needs hydration with products that contain hero ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which attracts and binds to water. This is commonly found in your favorite serums, toners, and even sheet masks. Isntree’s bestselling Hyaluronic Acid line is worth the investment; if you want to try their top-selling products, the Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Special Trial Kit is worth every penny! Panthenol, too, which is commonly known as vitamin B5, is a potent ingredient best for dehydrated skin since it helps prevent further water loss while balancing skin’s water and oil content.
On the other hand, the skin type, dry skin, lacks oil and needs constant moisturizing. It’s something you can be born with or something you develop over time. As one ages, because of the decrease in collagen our body naturally creates, dry skin becomes more prominent. We’re constantly on the lookout for ingredients that improve the skin’s plumpness and texture!
If you have dry skin, too, make sure you steer clear of products that strip the skin of its natural oils. For starters, avoid cleansers that are wrong for your skin type and make your skin feel squeaky clean! A “plastic-like” feeling is always a bad sign. Drinking 8 glasses of water, on the other hand, helps with dehydrated skin. A midday spritz of a hydrating mist also helps, or even applying a sheet mask. Check out our bestselling Hydrating Sheet Mask Set here!
Now, do you have dehydrated skin or dry skin?