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Is Your Skin Dry or Dehydrated?



Many of us suffer from skin that feels dry, but did you know that dry and dehydrated skin isn’t the same? It’s very easy to mistake one for the other, and sometimes you can have both. Dry skin and dehydrated conditions can be managed by using the right products, but how do you know the difference? Simply, dryness is a skin type and dehydration is a skin condition.


WHAT IS DRY SKIN?

Dry skin is a skin type that lacks oil in the stratum corneum (or your skin’s outer layer). Environmental and lifestyle factors can sometimes lead to the worsening of dry skin; however, if dry is your skin type, it is usually genetic. Skin needs a healthy balance of oil to function at its best, so when oil production is limited, moisture loss is common. If you have dry skin, you might experience symptoms such as tightness, fine lines, dullness and flaking. People with dry skin are also often prone to conditions such as eczema.


If you’re suffering from dry skin, adding oil to your routine such as DMK’s Seba-E is a must. Seba-E combined with Herb & Mineral Mist imitates the skin’s natural oils to re-establish hydration and revitalise the skin. It features a blend of nourishing ingredients such as vitamin E, soybean oil, oat kernel oil, magnolia flower oil and rose oil. An essential fatty acid supplement such as DMK’s EFA Ultra is also helpful.


WHAT IS DEHYDRATED SKIN?

Unlike dry skin which lacks oil, dehydrated skin is a temporary condition that is caused by a lack of water in the skin. Any skin type can experience dehydration, even oily skin. Dehydration is often caused by environmental factors such as artificial heating and cooling, hormones and using the wrong skincare, which can lead to a compromised barrier. Some signs that your skin is dehydrated include dullness, pronounced fine lines, feeling like your skin is oily and dry at the same time, feeling uncomfortable, even after moisturising and unusual shininess. If your skin is dehydrated, you will need to show it some love by using humectant ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and beta-glucan.

DMK Beta Gel is a good option. It is also a good idea to avoid harsh skincare products such as scrubs and make sure to include a face mist such as Herb & Mineral Mist.


WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

Whether you have dry or dehydrated skin, there are lifestyle changes you can make to help both conditions. Such as:

  • Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

  • Reducing, or avoiding alcohol consumption.

  • Avoiding hot showers.

  • Reducing sun exposure and ensuring to use of an SPF daily.

  • Make sure you are using the right products for your skin by consulting with a DMK Skin Technician.

If you have skin related concerns and questions, don’t hesitate to call. You may contact us at 07968777150 or drop an email on enquiries@nu-yu.co.uk

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