When it comes to talking about skin problems, “dry skin” and “dehydrated skin” are often used interchangeably. However, they have different meanings. While dryness refers to a skin type, dehydration is a condition that someone with any skin type can have.

People with dry skin are born with it – just how people with normal, oily, or combination skin types are. If your skin is dehydrated, it means that it’s not getting enough water. Dehydrated skin may also lead to your body producing more oil to compensate, resulting in acne breakouts.

Here are a few ways you can differentiate between dry skin & dehydrated skin:

Dry SkinDehydrated Skin
Lacks lipidsLacks water
It is geneticAnyone can experience it
Feels dry all over your bodyCan feel oily and/or dry
It’s constant, more prominent in winter It may come and go
Appears flaky, rough, and redFeels tight, looks dull, more exaggerated wrinkles

For dry skin we recommend :

For dehydrated skin we recommend :

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