Is Your Skin Dry Or Just Dehydrated? Know The Difference

Most of us have the notion that dry skin and dehydrated skin are the same. And hence, we either deal with both of them the same way or just don't pay the required attention to the dehydrated skin as it needs. And that can turn out to be a grave mistake for your skin. The skin that you think is dry can actually be dehydrated and both of these are completely different things.

 So today, we talk about the difference between the two and how to tackle dehydrated skin.

Simply put, dry skin is a skin type while dehydrated skin is a skin condition that can come and go. You have dry skin if your skin doesn't produce enough oil or lack enough liquids.

 Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, is caused by lack of water. Your skin can lack water due to various reasons like overexposure to sun, improper diet, wrong use of cosmetic products and weather. What is also important to know is that your skin can be oily and dehydrated at the same time. You need to replenish moisture in your skin to get rid of dehydrated skin. 

 Characteristics of dry skin:
•    Rough complexion
•    The entire body feels dry
•    Flakiness
•    Might be painful
•    Red patches

Characteristics of dehydrated skin:
•    Looks dull
•    Itchiness
•    Accelerated appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
•    Dark under eyes
•    Feels tight
•    skin becomes sensitive

-    Alekhya Reddy
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