The differences between dry and dehydrated skin
When the skin is uncomfortable, tight or even peeling, we tend to shorten the diagnosis: we have dry skin and we are determined to treat it as such. However, did you know that there is a big difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin?
And good news, dehydrated skin chamomile lotion is a rarer and above all temporary phenomenon. While dry skin is a skin type, a genetic characteristic that cannot be changed. We will be able to improve the comfort of this dry skin but not modify the cause, that is to say a lack of lipid production.
Because yes, dry skin lacks fat and dehydrated skin lacks water! Simply ! But how do you know if your skin needs a water pod or an oil pod?
It is skin that does not produce enough fatty substances. It works economically by producing at least the hydrolipidic film that is supposed to protect us from external aggressions. When this film is altered it can also cause a loss of water and it is then double trouble: dry and dehydrated skin. Dry skin to defend itself can also tend to thicken, it is a natural phenomenon to try to overcome the lack of presence of the hydrolipidic film.
I have dry skin if:
– I have always complained of tightness in my skin
– If I’m lucky enough to have almost invisible pores but my complexion is often dull
– The skin is thin, rough, fine and often lacks softness over the entire face.
– Finally winter and the cold are not my friends because I often have scabs
It is a skin that is thirsty for water. However most of the time dehydrated skin is intimately linked to dry skin because it is also its protective shield that has been altered. Dehydrated skin can appear in various conditions: too strong air conditioning, stress, pollution, alcohol abuse, tobacco or even taking certain medications that will cause water loss.
I have dehydrated skin if:
– I have uncomfortable skin, but only on certain areas (often the cheeks) while the rest of my face can tend to shine, especially on the T-zone
– I have enlarged pores in certain areas of the skin of the face
– My skin feels tight after cleaning, when I’m outside
– I have skin that reddens easily in hot or cold areas
How to relieve dry facial skin?
The solution: a cream based on lipids, that is to say nourishing to restore the hydrolipidic film which is failing. It may contain agents such as shea butter or oils.
Advice from your pharmacist :
La Roche Posay Nutritic intense cream provides a solution to dry skin. With all the expertise of La Roche Posay for sensitive and reactive skin and its expertise in dermatology, this cream will suit even the most sensitive skin. It is paraben-free and has a very special kind of lipids called MP lipids which provide a superfine texture for this cream.
It is used in the morning, can be used as a base for make-up and can also be used in the evening (it exists in particular in a rich form for the evening and the night). This lipid-replenishing cream allows the face to regain its freedom of expression and all its suppleness. The skin then no longer suffers from tightness, tingling and overheating. This cream is suitable for dry to very dry skin.
Finally, don’t forget that good hydration of the skin also requires good general hydration, so drink regularly and eat fruits and vegetables rich in water. Without forgetting the oils that are good for the skin such as first cold pressed oils such as olive oil or even in the form of a food supplement such as evening primrose oil. In any case, if you find your skin parched and/or dehydrated, do not hesitate to ask your pharmacist for advice on how to use the best product suited to your needs.