What is the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?

dry or dehydrated skin

Before choosing a face cream face cream, it is essential to ask yourself whether your skin is oily, normal or dry. However, a very frequent unknown lurks around this last definition: is our skin actually dry, or is it dehydrated? And what is the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?

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Difference dry or dehydrated skin

Dry skin is skin characterized by a lack of lipids. And it is precisely this low secretion of fat that promotes the formation of flaking, redness, wrinkles, the feeling of thin, inelastic skin, and a dull, dull complexion. In the worst case scenario, dehydrated skin can result in skin xerosis, a rather tenacious and much more invasive condition that poses a real risk of generating wounds and other trauma to the skin.

But how to tell, however, if the skin is dehydrated? Dehydrated skin is skin characterized by an overt situation of lack of water. Dryness is thus only one of the characteristics of dehydrated skin, the appearance of which is, moreover, quite similar to that of the first type. Unlike dry skin, however, the condition is generally more reversible: it will be enough to replenish lost fluids, either from the inside (with the right hydration, fruits, vegetables and other foods that will help restore fluids) or from the outside through the use of treatments such as our Multi Sensitive Treatment.

Why we suffer from dry or dehydrated skin

Dry skin can depend on a long list of exogenous and endogenous factors. For example, it is possible for the skin to dry out due to environmental conditions, such as prolonged exposure to UV rays, contact with chemicals, use of medications that dry out the skin, genetic predisposition, and hormonal factors.

Regarding the determinants of dehydrated skin, the causes are partly common to those of dry skin. Skin becomes dehydrated, in fact, if there is an alteration in the protective hydrolipid barrier, which in turn can be damaged by not only poor water intake, but also by stress, hormonal changes, smoking and the use of overly aggressive cosmetics.

How to solve the problem of dry or dehydrated skin

The problem of dehydrated facial skin can be solved by integrated action from within and without, often synergistic and gradual.

In the former case, dehydrated facial skin can certainly be alleviated by intake of the recommended daily doses of water and , again, a healthy and balanced diet with rich portions of fruits and vegetables.

In the second area, dry dehydrated skin can certainly be addressed through the use of appropriate moisturizing and nourishing creams, as well as through the periodic application of weekly masks such as those with hyaluronic acid, vitamins & co.

How to prevent dry or dehydrated skin

The best way to avoid all kinds of problems is not to intervene when the skin is too dry, but to prevent this deterioration through proper application of the necessary precautions.

Therefore, start by ensuring that your body gets the necessary amount of fluids every day. Also try tomoisturize your skin with appropriate day and night creams, thus creating a good daily routine that can give you the best results over time. In case of sun exposure, it is certainly appropriate toapply creams with a high protection factor. Take care to follow this caution not only during summer vacations, when exposure to UV rays is certainly greater, but also in winter, especially if you need to be outside in the fresh air for quite some time.

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