Experiencing breakouts? Learn about dehydrated skin.

April 28, 2020

 

Ever feel like no matter what you do, you still get flaky and dry skin? . The key is to create a skincare routine specific to treating dehydrated skin.

 

SO WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DRY AND DEHYDRATED SKIN?

Dry skin is a skin type that lacks oil and usually a result of genetics. Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, is a skin condition where it lacks water. When our skin is running low on water, it’ll produce more oil to make up for it. This is why many of us experience dry patches or even breakouts when we have dehydrated skin. You might not realize this, but your battle with textured skin, acne, or patchy, irritated skin could potentially all be the result of pure dehydration and not necessarily your skincare routine. The good news is, dehydrated skin is usually developed over time and can be corrected by taking the appropriate skincare steps.

 

WHERE DOES DEHYDRATED SKIN COME FROM?

Dehydrated skin is really just a symptom of our skin not getting enough water. An obvious cause is not drinking enough water, but dehydration can also come from an especially dry climate, the environment, our diet or sometimes our stress level.

Another possible contributor to dehydrated skin is a damaged “skin barrier” that has lost the ability to hold water on its own. Our skin depends on an outer layer of cells and lipids (called a “skin barrier”) to protect the