Rated 5.0 by our customers

5/5
Difference Between Dry Skin And Dehydrated Skin

How Do We Tell The Difference Between Dry Skin And Dehydrated Skin?

If you have dry skin because it’s your skin type it means that you have a lack of sebum which is the oil that keeps your skin moisturised. If you don’t produce enough sebum your skin becomes dry. It will feel tight and it can appear dull and blotchy.

Looking after dry skin

If you have dry skin it is important to avoid harsh products. Only use creams and gels for dry skin types. 

Your diet can affect your sebum production. It’s best to eat more unprocessed and wholegrain foods such as brown rice and pulses. Vitamin B supplements might also help.

Dehydrated skin

Skin that is dry due to dehydration is also lacking moisture, but rather than oil, your skin is short of water. You might notice you have dark circles under your eyes and a sallow complexion. 

The good news is that dehydrated skin is fairly simple to rectify and usually only requires a few lifestyle changes.

The first step is to increase your liquid intake. Around two litres of liquid a day is advisable. Water is best, but any liquid such as tea or coffee, juices and soup also count. Decaffeinated drinks help to reduce your caffeine intake as it dehydrates your skin. Try and limit caffeinated drinks to less than four a day. 

Eating more fruit and vegetables, cutting out smoking and including some exercise in your daily routine will all help to ensure that your skin produces and retains the right amount of moisture.

Exfoliating the skin on your face with a treatment like microdermabrasion will go a long way to helping dry skin produce moisture. The gentle rubbing away of dead skin cells and the vacuum action encourage improved blood circulation and collagen production which in turn increases skin hydration and gives your skin a fresh, healthy glow. 

image:istock.com/Deagreez

Find Your Nearest SkinBase Therapist

SkinBase™ is the leading microdermabrasion treatment. With over 2,000 accredited salons and spas in the UK & Ireland, there’s bound to be a salon near you.

You might also like...

skincare routine
Beauty Tips

Your SkinBase skincare routine

Having clear skin can make a world of difference to our confidence and caring for it is actually simpler than you might think. In this blog, we will explore the importance of establishing a daily beauty routine to help keep skin clean, protected and looking its best at all times.

Read More »
microdermabrasion treatment
Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion treatment – What is it?

Microdermabrasion, meaning literally ‘small skin wearing away’ is an intense exfoliating treatment that uses tiny crystals to buff away the very outer layer of skin cells to reveal the fresh, new skin beneath. SkinBase microdermabrasion treatment also benefits from a vacuum action which stimulates the micro-circulation and increases blood flow to the treatment area. 

Read More »
manage acne
Acne & Acne Scarring

How to manage acne in the warmer, summer months…

We all suffer from acne breakouts from time to time, regardless of age or sex. One thing we are often asked about is why acne symptoms are worst in summer. While there can be many contributing factors, one key reason is that people with oily skin tend to suffer more heavily with acne, and oil production is at its highest in summer, hence – a higher likelihood of acne. In this blog, we explore how you can prevent outbreaks during the warmer, summer months.

Read More »

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This