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Dehydrated Skin

NOT the same as DRY SKIN

When your skin is dehydrated, it lacks water.

A lack of water can be caused by cleansers and toners that strip skin of moisture,

over exfoliating, not drinking enough water, and environmental fluctuations.

But here’s where it gets tricky:

when skin is dehydrated, it produces more oil to compensate for its lack of moisture.


Skin can even feel oily and dry at the same time.

Therefore, dehydrated skin requires water-based products 

that focus on replenishing moisture rather than oil

Dry VS. Dehydrated Skin

While common for someone with dry skin, dehydration, or lack of water,

is a condition that can be seen with all skin types.

Dehydrated skin lacks water.


This is different from dry skin that lacks oil.

It is important to remember the difference,

because even oily skin can be dehydrated and need to be hydrated.

Dehydrated skin can look thin or flaky and can feel tight and dry.

It is sometimes described as crepey or papery, like crepe paper.

Skin that needs moisture tends to absorb products quickly.


Dehydrated skin can be caused by internal and external factors such

as medications, coffee, alcohol, sun, over-exfoliation, and harsh products.


Drinking plenty of water and hydrating the skin with moisturizers

and humectants can help minimize the negative effects of dryness and dehydration.


Hydrating products such as gel masks can be uses for sensitive or dehydrated skin.

They often contain hydrators and soothing ingredients and thus help plump surface cells with moisture,

making the skin look more supple and hydrated.

Collagen masks are another great mask choice with many benefits

such as pumping, calming. and diminishing wrinkles.

Freeze-dried collagen sheets infused with ingredients are applied wet on the skin.

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