The Skincare ~ Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin

10/12/13


As the days begin to slowly get colder this is the time that I switch up my skincare and focus on products that are going to nourish and hydrate my skin. A lot of times we use dry and dehydrated interchangeably, and although they have similar symptoms they are two different things. I believe in really understanding and learning what your skin needs and that will help prevent skincare issues from forming now and in the future.

 Dry skin is caused by a lack of oils in the skin and Dehydrated skin is caused by a lack of water, for example, when you are physically dehydrated you are thirsty, same thing applies for your face. Dry skin is usually thought of as a skin type and dehydrated skin is seen more as a skin condition. Anybody can have dehydrated skin even those who have an oily skin type. I have a combination dry skin type but I suffer from dehydrated skin...make sense?

Dry Skin 
When it comes to your skincare products you should really focus on moisturizers/ face creams and facial oils. Moisturizers and heavier creams are usually packed with ingredients that will help nourish your skin. Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream and Perricone MD Nourishing Moisturizer does a great job of moisturizing my skin. Facial oils allow for you to replace and rebalance your skin. My favorites are Josie Maran Argan oil and Boots Botanics Facial oil. There are days when my skin just needs a serious boost of moisture, Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask always brings my skin back to where it needs to be.

Dehydrated Skin
For dehydrated skin I strictly look for products that say hydrating or quenching. Most of these products are going to be a lot lighter than the products you would use if you have dry skin. Serums and gel textured treatments are what you are looking for. You want to use these products right before your moisturizer, which is when they become most effective because they really lock in on the moisturizer. Caudalie Vinosource Serum S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum and La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense are both pretty similar. A milky serum texture that instantly hydrates and plumps your skin, if you are really dehydrated (raises hand) you should see and feel an instant difference. Origins Make a Difference Plus Rejuvenating Treatment is a bit thicker and it helps boost skins moisture reservoir so you skin can stay hydrated longer. For mask options, my favorite is Aveda Intensive Hydrating Masque its amazing at giving the skin an instant boost of moisture that last.

I hope this quick break down helps you out. If you have any questions feel free to comment below.


xo,
Tanesha 

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