Dry and dehydrated skin, what are the differences

Having dry or dehydrated skin are two different conditions. One is completely reversible, with the other one you will have to learn to live with it, especially over time.

Very often dry and dehydrated skin are confused with each other and this generates a lot of confusion especially in the choice of the right treatment products and cosmetics, such as those for the make-up base such as foundation and concealer.

There are differences between the two types of skin very important among them, dry skin in fact lacks an essential requisite precisely to young skin, while dehydrated skin is a temporary condition that can be easily solved.

Differences between dry skin and dehydrated skin and how to recognize them

 Dry skin: how to treat it in winter

dry skin is a problem that afflicts many women but in most cases, especially for younger people, it is just dehydration, a temporary condition that can be easily solved.

Dry skin

dry skin is a type of skin that lacks the “fat part” that is lipids in the dermis layer. The skin appears dry, asphyxiated, with relatively early wrinkles and a dull complexion. The skin appears very thin and is extremely delicate, if subjected to dehydration it can react creating real wounds and flaking. The causes of dry skin can be different, genetic, environmental and also linked to the presence of some pathologies or to taking drugs.

Exposure to sunlight without criteria and without the protection factor, can lead to an important dry skin. The presence of pathologies such as diabetes, atopic dermatitis or psoriasis, can dry the skin in an anomalous way, therefore the factors can be both internal and external. Very often dry skin is caused by a lack of urea the main substance that binds water to the skin. For this the right treatment will be the one containing a percentage of urea up to 5% . It is very important to drink at least a liter and a half of water a day.

Dehydrated skin

La dehydrated skin instead is a type of skin characterized by lack of water . It is dry, slightly elastic and dull. This condition is completely temporary and can be resolved easily by taking more water and fruit and vegetables. The correct treatments for this type of skin are those containing collagen and hyaluronic acid substances capable of retaining water in the dermis. It is important to drink at least one liter of water per day.


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