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.
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