Hydration: Dry Vs. Dehydrated Skin
Our skin can quite literally be as changeable as the weather. Sometimes we forget how much of an impact our environment and surroundings have on our skin’s hydration and a lot of times this can lead to dryness or dehydration. Although commonly used interchangeably there is a big difference between dry and dehydrated skin. Here we are going to walk you through the difference and the products that you could use to help manage your skin and to keep it in the best condition possible in the ever-changing weather we all seem to be experiencing at the moment.
Dry skin Hydration
Dry skin is a skin type. It essentially means you’re lacking oils or your skin isn’t producing enough of them, so it needs a little extra help. Many of our products are formulated with essential oils which contain moisturising properties to help to give the skin that extra boost of moisture.
The signs of dry skin:
- flaking skin
- skin can appear scaly
Our moisturisers and their properties:
Essential oils help to hydrate and moisturise the skin deeply. Our creams also contain Vitamin E which helps create a barrier against the environmental effects on our skin. Sea lavender aids plumping and firming in the skin and boosts hyaluronic acid production which is essential for hydration.
Dehydrated Skin Hydration
Dehydrated skin is a skin condition. This means that your skin is lacking water and we can help to rectify this. Many things such as weather, diet and incorrect product use can all cause dehydrated skin, much like our other organs. As our skin is drier than usual it begins to produce more sebum (or oils) which we can often be confused for oily skin. However, it is just our skin trying to make up for the missing water. There are a number of other signs of dehydrated skin also
Signs of dehydrated skin:
- fine lines
- dark under eyes
What we recommend:
6 Top tips for plumper skin
- Avoid very hot water during baths and showers (this can dry out skin)
- Moisturise right after cleansing to reap the best rewards from your product
- Even oilier skin needs moisturiser
- Skin types fluctuate – weather, hormones – you may need to change your routine every so often
- Follow the 3 step Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise routine to help keep skin nourished
- Drink plenty of water (Recommended 2L per day)