Dry skin and dehydrated skin are not the same, but most people misdiagnose their skin this way because both feel tight, rough, and uncomfortable. Dry skin is cause by not having enough oils in the skin, and dehydrated skin is from not having enough water in the skin. Both are necessary for a healthy, radiant glow. This same combination is necessary to give your hair body, strength, and shine .
Dry skin can be genetic, but it's more likely to be brought on by harsh Chemicals that are used in commercial soaps and body cleansers. They strip the natural oils that are there to help the skin absorb moisture. If the skin is without enough of these oils for too long, The problem will become more serious and harder to treat. When the skin gets to this state, it becomes weak, and then it will lose water as well, making it feel rough to the touch, and making it harder to absorb oils. So, the two work together to balance it all out. When one is missing, eventually so will the other.
Dehydration of the skin is a loss of water through the elements like wind and sun. Moisture evaporates rapidly through the skin. Some signs of this are tightness, those dreaded fine lines, a lack of radiance, and loss of elasticity. Once this damage occurs, the skin will no longer be a good barrier against the environment. When I use my moisturizer and then lick my lips, I can feel the moisturizer instantly drawn to the moisture, which is exactly what it should do. The natural oils are attracting moisture, and the natural moisture is attracting the oils. Good creams should enhance what your skin does naturally, doubling your results very quickly. However, if you are stripping the natural oils and moisture to begin with, you have just made it a lot harder for the skin to do what it should be doing, absorbing nutrients to the epidermal layer. This is the layer that will eventually be the outer layer of your skin.
I always stress that good skin care and hair care starts with proper cleansing. Clients sometimes ask me, if they could only buy one product, which one should they get. I tell them to get a product that cleanses the skin properly, because if it is properly cleansed, you don't need to spend all that money on moisturizers to replace the moisture that is being lost through improper cleansing techniques.Dry Skin Versus Dehydrated Skin
Christin Coulter has been in the beauty industry for over 25 years. To get more tips and learn about her complete natural product line, visit her website at Chalet Skin Care