27 de julho de 2022

Let's take a look at the differences between dehydrated vs. dry skin…..

I will discuss the differences, how to assess whether your skin is dehydrated or dry?

And how to improve it....

While I have more naturally oily skin, my skin was severely dehydrated and I would see bumps and hard spots under the skin, and wrinkles forming…..

So let’s sit down and learn about the differences.


Is when your skin doesn’t retain enough water.

Dehydration means that your body loses more water than it takes in. Aside from not drinking enough water, this can also be related to increased urination from caffeine or diuretics. It can also result from heavy sweating during exercise or hot weather conditions.

If your skin is dehydrated, you may notice itchiness, dullness, under-eye circles, sunken eyes, and/or more noticeable fine lines. Severely dehydrated skin symptoms may include dizziness, dry mouth, lightheadedness and/or weakness.

While dehydrated skin can be a problem it’s relatively easy to treat with the right lifestyle changes. Treatment starts from the inside out to replenish and maintain moisture levels throughout the body. Dehydrated skin may appear dry, but that’s not the same as having a dry skin type. You should always consult with a doctor in person if the dehydration or dry skin is more severe as these need sometimes medical treatment. Dehydrated skin is sometimes associated with dry skin. However, these are two different phenomena.

Dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is a condition.

When skin is dehydrated it lacks water, dry skin lacks natural oils (also called sebum).

There are normal, dry, combination and oily skin types. Usually, you’re born with a skin type, but it can change with age, diet, weather and other factors. So always make sure to check up on your skin and adapt your skincare routine accordingly.


If you’ve got dry skin, your sebaceous glands don’t produce enough natural oils. Usually, your skin needs extra moisture from a replenishing cream to protect it from further moisture loss. Dry skin can also be caused by a health condition such as hypothyroidism, a sign of underactive thyroid which are responsible to produce the hormones in your body.

Usually, signs such as flaky skin, white scales, redness and irritation can occur.

Dry skin is sometimes associated with skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and even acne breakouts. However, these conditions aren’t the same as dealing with a dry skin type, nor are they the same as dry skin.

Unlike dry skin, dehydrated skin can cause itching, dullness, darker dark circles and sunken eyes.Increased appearance of fine lines and superficial wrinkles can also be part of it.

You can do a simple pinch test at home to determine the moisture level of your skin.

Take a small area of skin in the cheek area and gently squeeze it. If you notice wrinkling and the skin doesn’t spring back after you release it, your skin may be dehydrated.

Your dermatologist or esthetician can also help you determine if your skin is dehydrated or dry.

Unlike dry skin, dehydrated skin can improve with lifestyle changes. The first important step is to restore your fluid balance. You can start with the old rule of eight glasses of water a day if you’re not already drinking enough.

Depending on your body weight and activity level, you may need to drink more. Consult with your doctor about what amount is appropriate for you.

If you’ve been sick lately, dehydration may be related to fluid loss from illness. Make sure you drink plenty of water, electrolyte drinks, and broth-based soups.

Severe dehydration can get instantly better with intravenous fluids at the doctor’s office or hospital Dry skin, on the other hand, is more challenging. If your skin tends to be naturally dry, you’ll probably need to take extra care to keep it hydrated in cold, dry weather.

How long does it take for dehydrated skin to heal?

You can do it quickly. While making any long-term changes to your skin takes time, you can start to repair your moisture barrier and notice a serious boost in hydration to the skin in just a few days. In fact, you can change hydration levels in the skin in just 24 hours .

We hope this gave you a better understanding of the difference between dry. vs. dehydrated skin is to help you treat your skin in the correct manner and maintain its beauty.

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