Best skin care for dry or dehydrated skin. The right choice matters for comfortable, hydrated, supple skin.
These two common skin conditions feel the same; dry, uncomfortable and in some cases leads to dry, hot itchy red skin. There is a real defining difference between dry and dehydrated skin; water and oil (lipids). Choosing the right skin care product boosts skin hydration, suppleness and glow.
Dehydrated skin – your skin is thirsty for water.
Dehydrated skin is lacking in water and is temporary. Any skin type can be dehydrated including oily skin. Factors that result in dehydrated skin could be an incorrect skin care choice, diet, weather, seasonal indoor heating cooling systems, wind. Any condition that lifts the water right off the surface of the skin. When the skin is lacking water this prompts the skin to produce more oil as a defence mechanism to naturally protect the dehydrated skin barrier.
Many oily skin types equate moisturizers with oil and avoid them. Keeping your oily skin appropriately hydrated will help balance skin oil production resulting in fewer flare ups and greasy skin.
Dry skin. It’s a skin type and craves Lipids
Dry Skin. It’s a skin type and you were born with it and you know it. Dry skin usually is fine pored in texture, very minimal blackheads. It can be often reactive if in very dry conditions, will feel tight and uncomfortable. It is also susceptible to early signs of aging ie fine lines and wrinkles because the born with lack of oil. Dry skin types are usually dry all over, including arms and legs. In skin care lingo dry skin craves LIPIDS.
Best skin care for dehydrated skin.
Your skin is feeling dry, even though it may have oily zones. Skin can become dehydrated in the winter but the summer too. Living, sleeping or working in air conditioning contributes to your skin feeling parched. The best skin care for dehydrated skin quenches skin ’thirst’ with any of these ingrdients:
- hyaluronic acid
- cucumber extract
- thehalose (plant origin)
Add any of these skin hydrators under your moisturizer to protect your skin from loss of water.
Best skin care for Dry Skin
Lipids and phyto oils and butters envelope your dry skin with a protective film to guard dry skin from the elements, soften and boost skin suppleness, smooth fine lines and wrinkles. As dry skin can become ever drier given the season, climate or environment, I always recommend using Hylautronic Serum under a lipid rich skin care serum or moisturizer. Using both hyaluronic and lipids gives your dry skin the best moisturizing it needs, regardless of the conditions.