Dehydrated VS Dry Skin: What We Should Know

Posted by Brenda Smit-James on

Very simply, dry skin is a skin type whereas dehydrated skin is a skin condition.

Woman with dry dehydrated skin

There is not much you can do to change your skin type.

If you have dry skin, the chances are you have fewer oil producing glands in your skin than other skin types, like normal skin and oily skin. However, any skin type can have a dehydrated condition. You can have dehydrated oily skin. You can have dehydrated normal or combination skin, and you can also have dehydrated dry skin.

What causes dehydrated skin?

Quite simply, dehydrated skin is a skin condition because the skin lacks moisture content. The simplest way to deal with low moisture content is to drink water and Rooibos tea.

There are four factors that affect dehydrated skin:

  • our age
  • the environment
  • weather and
  • our food and our liquid consumption

Did you know that as we age our skin's ability to retain moisture lessens?

The younger we are the easier it is to not have dehydrated skin because of the skin's ability to retain moisture. As we age, we need to focus on maintaining an adequate moisture content by adding liquid from within the body as well as taking care of the skin from the outside particularly to counter our environment and drying weather conditions.

How to care for Dry Skin and Dehydrated Skin

The Annique Rooibos Lucid range is ideal for dry skin as it helps dry skin to retain maximum moisture. The Lucid Maximim Moisture Moisturizer is one of Annique's bestselling products because it has proven itself to combat dryness.

The Annique Rooibos Forever Young range will help to restore hydration in mature skin that is struggling with dehydration and, in particular, the Forever Young Crème de Nuit and the Forever Young Youth Restoring Masque. As far as a more intense moisturizer is concerned, I recommend nabbing the Lucid Maximum Moisture Lotion.

Dehydrated vs Dry Skin

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