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Skincare, Education

Dry vs Dehydrated Skin & How to Treat Both

In the winter months it's common to experience symptoms of dehydration in your skin like tightness and flaking. If you’re oily sometimes and dry sometimes, you might be confused about your skin type. Skin type (oily, dry or combination) is determined by oil production in the skin, which is a result of your genetics, while dehydration is a skin condition that has to do with the water content in your skin. If you’re oily most of the time, but in the colder months you experience dullness, tightness or irritation, you’re likely dehydrated.

How To Treat Dry Skin

Use oil-rich, conditioning products to replenish and nourish your skin like Restorative Cream, rich in Black Currant Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Rose Hip Seed Oil.

Your skin can also benefit from a facial oil in the evening after cleansing and toning, or a moisturizing face mask like Restorative Mask. Tip: Leave your mask on overnight for deeply hydrated, refreshed skin.

How To Treat Dehydrated Skin

When you’re dehydrated, your goal is to restore the water content in the skin, so a hydrator should do the trick. Daily Hydration and  Daily Hydration+ provide exceptional hydration and nourishment with Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid attracts and maintains hydration to hold 1,000 times its weight in water and prevents transepidermal water loss. Hydrators provides instant hydration to revive dry, dehydrated skin and can be used daily.

Next, lock in your hydrator with a moisturizer suited to your skin type. After you reintroduce these vital nutrients to your skin, the difference between dehydrated and hydrated skin will be impossible to ignore.

Whether your skin is dry or dehydrated, it’s important to find product that work for your skin and stick to a consistent routine. Check out our tips for layering your skincare.

December 18, 2015