Although often used interchangeably with “dry skin”, dehydrated skin is determined by the lack of moisture present in the skin, while dry skin is lack of oil. Any skin type, including oily can be dehydrated.
Dehydrated skin suffers from dryness, flaking, tightness, itching, and sometimes stinging and burning. The slightest touch or gentle pinch causes multiple fine lines and wrinkles.
Fine lines and ageing symptoms look worse when skin is dehydrated.
Key causes of dehydrated skin are:
Just like any other skin condition, dehydrated skin is not only a matter of skincare. It is influenced by external and internal factors, as well as lifestyle choices.
The condition of your skin such as dehydration, sensitivity, acne, etc or a combination of them, should also be taken into consideration when selecting your skincare products. Make sure to identify your skin type first though.
Some skin conditions require consultation by a doctor.
Please note that this content is merely a guideline, not a medical advise.
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