Dry vs Dehydrated skin? All these terms...what is the difference?
See what a medical expert says about it below.
Meet our aesthetician of the month Racheal Roff, founder of one of our favorite melanin focused brands, Urban Skin Rx.
Rachel Roff says "Dry skin is a skin TYPE, but Dehydrated skin is a CONDITION that anyone can experience.
While dry skin has a lack of oil or lipids due to underproduction of sebum, dehydrated skin simply lacks water in the top layer of the skin.
That means you don’t need to have dry skin to have dehydrated skin because oily and combination skin can be dehydrated too! "
Racheal suggests that dehydrated skin can be resolved by dietary changes, consuming more water and/or applying more hydrating products.
We recommed adding hydrating products to your skincare regimen, those that contain glycerin, hyaluronic acid, aloe and ceramides. Check out products in our store.
How to test if your skin is dry or dehydrated?
Rachel suggest that "a good way to tell if your skin is actually dry or if it is just thirsty and dehydrated is the pinch test.
Just pinch your cheek, and if it's wrinkling with gentle pressure instead of holding its shape, your skin cells are desperate for water!
You have dehydrated skin if your skin is inflamed or irritated, feel tight, look dull, and show more pronounced fine lines.
You have dry skin your skin tends to be uncomfortable, flaky, and itchy, especially around the eyebrows, mouth, and nose.