Is there a difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin?12/11/2014
by Mark Walton
The main difference between dry and dehydrated skin is that dry skin is a skin type, whereas dehydrated skin is a skin condition. The two are often confused because skin can be dry and dehydrated at the same time or even appear dehydrated on the outside but oily within.
How can I tell if I have dry skin or dehydrated skin?
So how can you tell whether you have dry skin or dehydrated skin? Dry skin is normally a genetically inherited condition, where the outer layers of the skin do not have the ability to maintain normal moisture levels. However hard you try to compensate for this dryness by using rich, oily creams, your skin can still be dry or even worse, become acne prone because the pores get blocked leading to excess oil.
Dehydrated skin is a temporary skin condition that is mainly caused by the effects of pollution and environmental conditions, prolonged water exposure, exposure to free radicals or even the use of beauty products that irritate the skin.
As the temperatures fall and the central heating kicks in, dry skin can rear its ugly head, so it’s a good time to get into a regular routine of exfoliation and moisturising. Our skin is usually the first thing to suffer when the cold weather strikes.
What products should I use?
If you suffer from dry skin, you need to use a light moisturiser such as VOYA Me Time RRP €57.00, rather than too intense a product to avoid your complexion becoming greasy and the possibility of your pores becoming blocked . VOYA Me Time is a light blend of pro-collagen organic ingredients, aloe vera and chamomile and seaweed extracts to hydrate and soothe dry skin.
For dehydrated skin, the best option is to regularly use a light facial wash, such as VOYA Cast Away RRP €26.00, to get rid of the dry, dead skin cells on the surface, boost radiance and improve the appearance. VOYA Cast Away is a non-irritating, gentle treatment that lathers away impurities and helps enhance the skin’s natural balance. Complemented by luxuriously fragrant organic extracts, it will leave your skin feeling moisturised, soft, clean and fresh-faced.