How do I know if my skin type is dry or simply dehydrated?

Here's all the tea on Dry Skin Type and Dehydrated Skin Condition

 

Today, I want to address the basic difference between Dry Skin and Dehydrated Skin. There’s been some confusion about the two, with some people using the terms interchangeably. I can understand why you might think they are one and the same - after all, both can feel tight, itchy, sensitive, or even flaky. However, they are two different issues, with underlying causes.

If you have dry skin, it simply means your skin lacks sebum (oils) and is a skin type, versus when your skin is dehydrated, it lacks moisture or water, which is a skin condition (mostly temporary). Dry Skin is genetic, but Dehydrated Skin is a condition that can be corrected.

One way to know if you have dry skin is, dry skin is constant no matter the weather as the underlying problem here is that the skin doesn’t produce enough sebum. To take good care of this skin type, you need to invest in thick moisturizers or oil-based emollients and ointments.

On the other hand, your skin can become dehydrated due to factors such as a change in weather, humidity, diet, hormonal pills, stress, pollution, etc. Unlike Dry Skin which is a skin type, dehydrated skin can be oily with some dry patches, and is usually treatable with products that contain lots of water and moisture-boosting ingredients.

As we go into the colder months of the year, even your normally oily skin can get dehydrated, and you must look out for products that boost your skin’s moisture level - irrespective of your skin type.

Our Premium Deep Hydration Biocellulose Mask is designed to boost the moisture level of your skin, all year round and especially during the Fall & Winter months. It is specially formulated with deeply hydrating ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis extract, etc. to ensure your skin's moisture level is up to par.

Don’t wait until you begin to see dry patches and experience tightness around your skin, prevention is always wiser than looking for a cure.

If you have any question or concerns about identifying your skin type or taking proper care of your skin, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or email me at hello@miahbeauty.com  - we always respond to every message, pinky promise :)

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