The Difference Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin

March 21, 2017

Experts are able to treat include dry skin and dehydrated skin. While both cause tight, itchy skin and are also often used interchangeably, there’s actually a clear difference between the two.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is noted by the following traits:

  • Dry skin is considered a skin type that’s inherited through your genetics. This is what you were born with and it will be a constant irritant for those who have it.
  • Dry skin occurs when the skin lacks oil. This can be treated by using oil-rich products.
  • With dry skin, you’ll feel dry all over.
  • Dry skin will frequently need moisturizer as your skin will soak it up very quickly.

Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin differs from dry skin in the following ways:

  • Unlike dry skin, dehydrated skin is a skin condition, meaning that anyone can experience it. This is only a temporary condition though.
  • Dehydrated skin will occur when the skin lacks water. Dehydration can be treated with water-rich products.
  • With dehydrated skin, you’ll feel both dry and oily at the same time.
  • Dehydrated skin can be caused by many different factors, including an unhealthy diet, the weather, or overconsumption of alcohol. Experts who provide skin tightening and co2 laser resurfacing such as Skin Resurfacing Treatments in Bourbonnais, IL or skin resurfacing – Timeless Laser & Skin Care can help bring your skin back to life.

For dehydration, you may look into therapies such as this IV infusion therapy in Hollywood, FL. This can help in getting you the nutrients you need.

If you’re interested in learning more about skincare or dermatology services, please don’t hesitate to call your local dermatologist or med spa like PRP Miami. They can provide treatment or other services such as skin tightening treatments or Laser Skin Rejuvenation.


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