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Have you been told that your skin is dry, yet it still show signs of oiliness? You’ve most likely been misinformed…
Dry skin and oily skin do not co-exist together, BUT dehydrated skin and oily skin do. Dehydrated skin is when your skin lacks moisture, and to make up for it, your skin produces excess sebum, causing you to have oily skin. And because of that, you probably wouldn’t have realised that your skin was in fact, screaming for help and dying from thirst.
What exactly is the difference between dry and dehydrated skin then, you may ask. Let’s find out more now!
WHAT IS DRY SKIN?
Dry skin produces little to no oil, causing the skin to become dry and flaky. It could be caused by a genetic condition or external factors such as one’s lifestyle habits. With dry skin, the skin produces less sebum than normal, and is unable to retain the moisture it needs – sebum (our skin’s natural oil) acts as a barrier to prevent water loss from the skin’s surface, and keeps our skin from drying out, – and as a result, could turn flaky, itchy and hyper-sensitive.
How to save dry and parched skin
When it comes to dry skin, there are various methods to caring for it at home. Start with using the right products!
WHAT IS DEHYDRATED SKIN?
Dehydrated skin is a condition often found in normal, oily or combination skin that is lacking moisture, causing the skin to feel tight. As the skin is lacking water (moisture), it is still possible for the skin to turn oily! This is due to your body’s natural reaction of producing more oil to make up for the dryness your skin is feeling.
Dehydrated skin is a condition that could be caused by internal factors from a lack of water intake, or external factors where your skin dries out due to poor conditions such as weather and air-conditioning. Common signs of dehydrated skin: your skin wrinkles when pinched, dullness, congestion and inflammation.
How to restore moisture to dehydrated skin
Dehydrated skin compared to dry skin might require more effort from you, because this may be caused by a lack of hydration both internally and externally.
Now that you know the difference between dry and dehydrated skin, treat your skin right, and give it the care it needs!
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