If your skin feels oily and at the same time uncomfortable with tightness and dryness, it’s most likely dehydrated.
Skin dryness can have different causes and therefore require different skincare. If your skin is dehydrated, it already produces oil, but, for different reasons, lack water. This is a temporary condition that is quite common and can occour no matter your skin type.
On the other hand, if you are born with a dry skin type, your skin doesnt produce enough oil, so that is what your skin primarily needs. Unlike skin conditions, which often can be restored and prevented, the skintype we inherited isnt curable, but defenetly managleble.
It’s important to distinguish between a temporary state of dehydration, which is caused by external influences such as dry climate, overexposure to sunlight, overexfoliation or use of skin care products not adapted to one’s own skin condition.
To be sure which products are suitable for your skin, it’s important to know the difference between dehydrated skin and dry skin type. Even though there are similarities in symptoms, they require different kind of skincare approach.
Dehydrated skin is a temporary condition where the skin is unable to retain moisture. In order to compensate for the lack of moisture, the skin often produces more sebum. If you notice that your skin produces more oil than usual, Sometimes the increased sebum production causes acne.
This can be caused by weather conditions or too advanced and harsh skin care routine. When the lipids that keep the skin barrier intact and prevent moisture from evaporating have been washed or exfoliated off, dryeness and irritation occour.
Combination skin means that the skin on the forehead, nose and chin tends to produce more oil, while the skin on the cheeks and jaw line is balanced or even dry.
It can be a challenge to simultaneously adress the needs of different skin types,
especially if you want to treat pimples and dry patches at the same time.
The main goal is balance: using products that offer moisture to dry areas, without increasing shine and oil in others.