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What is the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?

Hello to you young padawan! ? You are about to discover THE real difference between dry and dehydrated skin.

When we feel discomfort, when our skin is tight, we tend to think we have dry skin.
However, most of the time, this is due to a lack of hydration of the epidermis. And this is the case of dehydrated skin. Indeed, in everyday life, the word “dry” is confused with its false twin “dehydrated”. However, for the skin, these two words are almost antonyms. But since the symptoms are similar, we make the wrong diagnosis, choose the wrong treatment, and create problems that did not exist. What does that mean?

We will illustrate the differences between dry and dehydrated skin. To begin with, it is important to know that true dry skin is a very rare type of skin. On the other hand, dehydrated skin is more common and can affect any type of skin whatever their nature (normal, oily, dry or combination). Thus, you can have dry and dehydrated skin, sensitive and dehydrated or even oily and dehydrated… It is often a temporary skin condition, although for some, it settles permanently…
Let’s go for a little comparison tour. To your mirrors!

Dry skin :

A dry skin is a skin in lack of lipid.

This means that dry skin does not lack water, but lipids! If your skin is dry, you will not have any shiny areas on your face. In addition to feeling continuous tightness (crocodile skin effect), you will also have signs of desquamation (small dead skin). Your complexion tends to be dull and you lack suppleness. Is this your case?

You should know that dry skin is often linked to your genetics. We can hardly change its characteristics. But don’t go into depression! We can nevertheless provide it with adapted care to maintain it, improve the comfort of the epidermis and boost its radiance.

Our adapted products :

Use a lipid-based moisturizer that repairs and nourishes, like our Anti-Aging Night Cream! Thanks to its rich texture, your skin will be rebalanced and able to produce its own lipids.

Also use a gentle cleanser such as Gentle Cleansing Foam, which does not dry out the skin.

Over 35 years old? We suggest you use our Moisture Booster Face Serum. It will deeply moisturize your skin and smooth out your first wrinkles.
What more could you ask for!

Dehydrated skin :

It is a skin that is thirsty! You probably have dehydrated skin rather than dry skin if it feels tight from time to time (after facial cleansing, in winter or during periods of heavy pollution). You feel discomfort, but only on certain areas of the face (cheeks/cubicles). Small dehydration lines may also appear around your eyes.

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Our adapted products:

A cream for dehydrated skin is a day cream with a rich moisturizing agent base.

Discover our little darling: Aloe vera Express Moisturizer

It allows the skin to maintain its water balance and to face external aggressions (cold, pollution, UV). Do not use a lipid-based moisturizer! On the contrary, if you use a cream for dry skin, you risk creating problems such as acne, blackheads or oily skin.

Some tips to take care of your skin

  1. Avoid the heating! especially when it is at its maximum.
  2. Pay attention to aggressive factors (pollution, cold, UV, stress, fatigue, alcohol, tobacco…)
  3. Avoid showers or baths that are too hot, as they attack the skin.
  4. Drink more water! Your skin is constantly losing water. This is a normal process. So don’t forget to drink to keep your skin hydrated.
  5. Stop using alcohol-based skin care products that dry out your skin.

Now you know everything, you’ll be able to tell your story at parties (there are no small victories)?

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