Are you dry or dehydrated?

There’s a big difference between dry and dehydrated skin, but it can be tricky to determine if you’re one or the other.  I’ve made a chart to help you out. Keep in mind that any skin type can suffer from being dehydrated, even if you’re oily.

If your skin is dry using the right products will help add and retain moisture.  If your skin is dehydrated, that needs to be corrected and can with the right products and/or lifestyle changes.

Dry skin                                                                     dry skin

  • lacks oil
  • is a natural skin condition
  • feels dry all over, including on hands and other body parts
  • is more susceptible to premature aging
  • constantly needs moisturizer

Dehydrated skin

  • lacks water
  • can be experienced by anyone, even if you have oily skin
  • can feel oily and dry at the same time
  • may experience breakouts
  • comes and goes, depending on environment, diet, incorrect product use, medication, etc.
  • needs water-rich products

Here’s a chart I found on that might also help you determine if you’re dry or dehydrated.


dry and dehydrated skin

How you can correct both…..

  • Use serums and moisturizers with hyaluronic acid.
  • Use a humidifier.  It helps to hydrate so it’s good for dry skin and lips as well as treating cold and flu symptoms like irritation on the nose and mouth.
  • See an esthetician who can recommend specific products for your particular needs.

Remember to keep your body and your skin hydrated!  Dry skin wrinkles and ages a lot faster than oily and normal skin.

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