BEAUTY

The Difference Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin

I often hear people use the words dry and dehydrated interchangeably when talking about skincare, but they're actually two totally different things.

DRY SKIN

When your skin is dry, it means that it’s lacking oil. It will look dull, flaky, feel tight, and maybe even feel a bit itchy. Dry skin is actually an entire skin type on its own, but lots of people (including myself) get dry skin from time to time especially when the weather gets colder.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS TO FIGHT DRYNESS

Because I only get dryness occasionally, I like to use a mask to restore moisture. Masks that are a bit heavier and have a creamy texture are your best bet! My personal favorite is the Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Mask, you can use it on your lips too which is fab. I am a huge fan of facial oils and they are essential in my PM skincare routine, sometimes I’ll add a few drops of this oil to my AM moisturizer as well. If you want more recommendations and skin tips, I have an entire guide dedicated to dry skin!

DEHYDRATED SKIN

Dehydrated skin is lacking water! Your skin won’t be as plump and smooth, fine lines will be more visible and your complexion will look dull. Dehydrated is NOT a skin type, it’s a condition! Everyone’s skin gets dehydrated, no matter what skin type you have.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS FOR DEHYDRATION

Products that are gel or water-based (duh) are key, I’m a big fan of the Fresh Rose Face Mask and Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Mask. Facial Mists are a good way to restore hydration, this one from Pixi helps keep your makeup looking fleeky and this one from Éminence is great for after cleansing.

If you’re looking to tackle both dryness and dehydration, this Chocolate Mousse Mask from Éminence has so many amazing oils and ingredients to nourish the skin. Oh, and obvi it smells amazing!

TIPS TO FIGHT DEHYDRATED SKIN

STAY HYDRATED! I literally just filled up my adorbs baby pink water bottle. So if you want your skin to be glowy AF, you need to be pounding back the water.

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