Does your skin appear dull and feel dry or tight? It might be a sign of dehydration.
While slathering on cream, serums, and other skincare products are important to maintain your skin’s health, hydrating your skin from the inside out is key to keeping it nourished, radiant and soft to the touch. Read on as we tell you how to hydrate your skin and its benefits.
What Is Hydrated Skin?
It’s natural to think of water when you hear the word ‘hydration’. Essentially, hydrating your skin means increasing its water content. If your skin is dehydrated, it can appear flaky, dull and dry. Hydrating skin care is an important process of your daily routine.
Hydrated skin is smooth, radiant and has an even tone. To achieve this, you need to quench your skin’s thirst from time to time.
However, people often tend to confuse dehydrated skin with dry skin, but there is an underlying difference between the two.
Signs of Dry Skin, Hydrated vs Dehydrated skin
Dehydrated skin can appear dry, but it’s not the same as having a dry skin type.
While dehydrated skin lacks water, dry skin lacks natural oils (also called sebum). Also, dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is considered a condition. There is a difference between hydrated vs dehydrated skin.
Skin types are classified as a normal, dry, combination, and oily. You’re usually born with one type of skin, but it can change with age and season. When you have dry skin, your sebaceous glands don’t produce enough natural oils.
Signs of dry skin and a need for skin hydration include:
- scaly skin
- white flakes
Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis also lead to a dry skin condition. However, these aren’t the same as having this dry skin type, nor are they the same as dehydrated skin. Hydrating skin care is really important.
Dehydration means that your body is losing more water than it’s taking in. Whilst drinking water is necessary, your skin usually needs help with added hydration such as Dermaquest Essentials B5 Serum to protect from further moisture loss and is essential for dehydrated and dull skin.
Dehydration can cause the following symptoms:
- darker under-eye circles
- sunken eyes
- “shadows” around the face (especially under the eyes and around your nose)
- increased incidence or appearance of fine lines and surface wrinkles
As well as signs that go beyond your skin, such as
- Dry mouth
- Dizziness or Faintness
- Urination that is darker and less frequent
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Contact our specialists to help you identify your skin concerns and combat dull, lacklustre skin.