Demystifying Skin Hydration

There’s no denying that hydrated skin is healthy skin. You only have to look at a raisin and compare it to a plump, juicy grape to see first-hand the effect that proper hydration has on our skin.
Dehydration is one of the most common skin conditions that almost everyone experiences at some point. It can be temporary or chronic, present in all skin types, even oily skin, and are caused by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. While dehydrated skin is not difficult to treat, it can sometimes be misleading or mistaken for dry skin.

DRY VS. DEHYDRATED SKIN

Whereas dry skin lacks oil and is characterized as a skin type, dehydrated skin lacks water and is considered a temporary skin condition. The tell-tale signs of skin lacking in water are a crepy or rough texture with tightness, flakiness, redness, increased sensitivity, more pronounced fine lines, dark circles, and a dull complexion. The challenge for skin therapists often lies in pinpointing the cause of dehydration, which is typically a combination of many different factors, some of which are beyond our control.

The challenge for skin therapists often lies in pinpointing the cause of dehydration, which is typically a combination of many different factors, some of which are beyond our control.

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Joanna Kula
JKula@lne.com

Joanna Kula is a Licensed Esthetician, Skincare Educator and Founder of Skin Devotee. She has a science background and over 10 years experience in the treatment room, working alongside the industry's top leaders and training with elite skincare lines. Joanna is passionate about skin and dedicated to empowering others through education. She hopes to see the future of the industry as a thriving playground for all skincare professionals.



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