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Dry, overdried or dehydrated skin?

Often these three terms that I've used in the title are used interchangeably. However, there are significant differences between them, find out which ones they are in my today's blog post.

Dry skin is a term intended for skin that is naturally thin, slightly irritated and red, with a disturbed hydrolipid barrier. It lacks the balance between moisturizing ingredients and emollients. On a daily basis, it manifests itself as roug, and with a feeling of tightness. It most often occurs in people with fair skin (up to 20%).

Dry skin is a temporary condition that can affect people with any skin type, even oily and acne-prone skin. This process is most influenced by external factors such as air pollution, air conditioning, the sun, but also improper care and method of cleansing the facial skin.

Dehydrated skin is also a temporary condition that follows the dryness stage. Dehydrated skin also lacks moisture from the inside, the feeling of tightness is even stronger, the skin burns, is red and may be flakey.

Skin care routine:

Dry skin requires constant care to maintain the proper hydrolipid balance. To do this, you need to act in multiple directions and provide the skin with many ingredients that moisturize and protect against drying (lipid-rich butter: e.g. shea, mango and oils e.g. hemp, almond, rosehip, macadamia, rice, avocado).

You also need to remember to cleanse properly, using mild make-up removal products and two-step cleansing.

Additionally, protect your skin from the sun and drink more water.

Dry and dehydrated skin

To restore its balance, try to eliminate the factors that caused your skin to dry out or protect it better against these factors. Use rich creams with butters and oils and apply them even several times a day when you are, for example, in an air-conditioned room or when you feel discomfort such as burning and redness. Rich creams will leave a protective layer on the skin, which will protect the skin from drying out and irritation. Drink about 2 liters of water a day and eat foods rich in fatty acids, e.g. avocado, nuts. Avoid too frequent treatments using high concentrations of acids. Despite their wonderful benefits, they disrupt the hydrolipid barrier, which may worsen the problem in dry skin.

Last but not least

The most important thing in dry skin care routine is regularity.

A daily care routine consisting of proper cleansing, toning, moisturizing and protecting can bring surprising results. A short neglect may lead to quick drying.

Therefore, it is worth taking care of your skin every day.

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Warmest hugs

Sylwia Marchewka

author: Sylwia Marchewka


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