Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin - Know the Difference
Dry Skin is a Skin Type; Dehydrated skin is a Skin Condition
Dry Skin is a classification like "Oily Skin" or "Combination Skin"
Your skin type is determined by how much -- or how little -- oil your skin produces.
This natural oil, also called sebum, is a complex mixture of fatty acids, sugars, waxes and other natural chemicals that form a protective barrier against water evaporation. As we age our bodies naturally produce less sebum leading to problems with dry skin.
"Dehydrated skin results from lack of internal moisture, whereas dry skin is from insufficient or reduced sebum production, from natural aging or health issues" says Anna Sforza, Director of Education at Somme Institute (DaySpa Magazine).
Dehydrated Skin is the result of a lack of water.
Dehydrated Skin causes makeup to settle into fine lines and wrinkles, causing those pesky crinkles to stand out instead of blend in.
If noticing dry, wrinkly patches show up suddenly on your skin causing your skin to look like crinkled paper, likely, your skin is very dehydrated.
"Dehydrated skin results from lack of internal moisture, whereas dry skin is from insufficient or reduced sebum production, from natural aging or health issues" says .
Now that you know the differences, how do you combat dehydrated skin? Hydration! Both internal and external hydration is best. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day and applying a balanced moisturizer twice a day to clean skin. Taking these simple, yet effective steps, year round is the best way to achieve beautiful, glowing skin. Winter skin can be the result of weeks or months of hydration neglect combined with cold air outside, dry warm air inside, additional alcohol consumption, and too-hot showers.
If you’re struggling with dry skin try the Renaissance Pro Age. With a powerful amino acid complex, extracts of wild yam, lemon, cucumber, avocado and Swiss edelweiss this decadent moisturizer works hard to shield damaged skin while nourishing and protecting the epidermis. You’ll see a healthy difference in just a week!
Gerda Spillmann's Prestige anti-aging moisturizer is ideal to help balance the skin's pH and keep hydrated skin year-round. Prestige, best for dehydrated skin, along with drinking more water, will help to improve skin texture and maintain optimal hydration. Formulated with Swiss edelweiss, tamarind seed, rock rose extract, and jiaogulan leaf extract.
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