Dry vs Dehydrated Skin (Yes, there is a difference)
We all hear about products for dry skin and products for dehydrated skin, but what is the difference, and how do you fix it?
The big difference? Dryness refers to a skin state, whereas dehydration refers to a skin condition.
Dry skin is a skin state/type. People can have dry skin, oily skin, combination skin and so on and so forth. Many factors affect skin types, such as genetics, hormones or aging. People have a dry skin type when they do not produce enough oil.
To alleviate this problem, incorporate an oil-rich product into your routine, such as our Nourishing Nectar Drops, which will make up for the oils your skin is lacking. Also, avoid harsh products that can strip your skin (cleansers are the big culprits here). Instead, opt for mild cleansers that hydrate while removing grime (aka our Cleanse Slate Cleanser).
Dehydrated skin is a skin condition meaning it is caused by external factors and thus can be treated. Dehydrated skin does not have enough water, leaving the skin feeling tight and flaky with prominent fine lines.
To rehydrate your skin, incorporate products with hydrating properties like our Must-Have Moisturiser, which contains hyaluronic acid. And of course, drink your water!
Dehydrated + Dry Skin
Since dehydrated skin is a condition, every skin type can suffer from dehydration. Meaning your skin can be dehydrated + oily or even dehydrated + dry! If you have the unlucky combo of dehydrated and dry skin (like me), incorporate products with oil and water-based ingredients.