Permanently dry or temporarily dehydrated? To be able to select the right skincare products, it’s first and foremost important to distinguish between dry skin type and dehydrated skin. Although both have similar symptoms, they are caused by completely different factors and require different products. Unlike dry skin type, which is genetically determined, dehydration is much easier to both avoid and repair.
Unlike dry skin type, where the skin is dull without the slightest sheen or visible pores, temporarily dehydrated skin has noticable pores and is more shiny and oily than usual.
Dehydration is a temporary condition that can affect anybody regardless of skin type. In dehydrated skin, the skin barrier has been weakened for some reason and the skin is unable to retain water. This is most often caused by external factors such as:
too frekvent washing and exfoliation/peelings.cleansers, especially thick and dense lauthering, abrasive peelings and strong exfoliation can cause damage to the skin barrier by stripping it of precious lipids, causing dehydration.
There are few things that are as relaxing as a long, hot shower. Unfortunately, it wears on the skin as the hot water “melts” and washes away the skin’s essential oils. Shorter, warm but not hot showers or baths reduce the risk of dehydration.
Dehydrated skin often over produce oil in order to preserve the moisture in the skin.
Thats why dehydrated skin can mistaken for oily skin. The over production of sebum can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts.
it can be tempting to slather on thick and heavy creams to relieve the dryness and discomfort. avoid clogging the pores especially if you are prone to acne. A non comodogenic, light moisturizer which re-balances the skins water content and repair the skin barrier