Posts tagged “dry skin”

A guide to treating dehydrated skin.

Hello,  I hope you are enjoying the new autumnal season, one thing you may find in this season is that your skin is dehydrated. So what I suggest to start this discussion is pouring yourself a big glass of water, while you continue to read. It’s very easy to confuse dehydrated skin with dry skin. Dehydrated skin simply means that your skin is lacking water and this can wreak havoc on the appearance and health of your skin.  Dry skin is a skin type, rather than a condition, which doesn’t naturally create a lot of oil compared to oily skin or normal skin. It lacks lipids, and will be tougher in texture, appear dry and can be flakey. So a dry skin will require more oil and this can be applied in your skincare. Dehydrated skin on the other hand is a skin condition which is caused by external factors and manifests itself ... Read more →




What can I do about my dry, dehydrated skin?

Dry, dehydrated skin can be temporary, or a lifelong concern Dry skin can be genetically determined, or can be a products of an increasingly stressful lifestyle coupled with continual exposure to the sun, wind and chemicals in the environment. It can also be caused by inappropriate products on the skin. dry, or dehydrated? Dry skin, or allipoid skin, generally refers to skin that is lacking in oil. Dehydrated skin is characterised by lack of moisture in the Stratum Corneum. Oily skin can experience dehydration. As mentioned, dehydration is a lack of water, not oil. This means sebaceous oil activity can still be normal or even overactive in dehydrated skin. Both dry and dehydrated skin can experience:

  • irritation, inflammation and itchiness
  • a feeling of tightness or tautness
  • a look of feel of roughness
  • slight to severe flaking and scaling
  • fine lines, cracks that can sometimes bleed and severe rednes
One of the biggest consequences is an increase in sensitivity, as dryness and ... Read more →