Hey Gxld Babe,
Skincare can get tricky, and listening to your in can be even more confusing if you are not 100% sure of what it is actually saying, Last week, we went over al of the possible things that your skin can be telling you to help you improve your overall skin health. One major thing that stood out to me was what if you dont know exactly what your skin is doing to know exactly how to treat it without going to a major doctor. Then it really made me think of one of the most common skin mistakes, not knowing wether your skin is dehydrated or dry. Both of these skin conditions both have some of the same symptoms but means two opposite things.
When your skin is dry that means it is having trouble producing the correct amount of oil. A lack of moisture is one way to look at it, but it is more so a lack oil. When your skin is dry it may feel tight, but a key giveaway of your skin being dry is dry patches, dry flakes and sometimes even skin discoloration. Dry Skin is also a skin type, this means your skin is normally drier then others.
With dry skin the best thing to do is replenish the lacking oils. Thick and cream moisturizers are your best friend. INGREDIENTS to stay away from would be Vaseline, or castor oil. Even though they are thick, alone they can be too thick and clog pores. Mixed with something it is diluted and your skin is able to soak it up!
Dehydrated skin is mainly a skin condition more then an actual skin type. Some of the same symptoms as far as tightness on skin, but also be on the look out for ashiness or dullness to skin. Dehydrated skin means a lack of water. The best way to compare it is with your own body. When your body is dehydrated you may feel gloomy or sluggish, even tired sometimes. This goes the same for your skin, dehydrated skin can often look very dull or tired. Your skin is supposed to naturally glow when it is hydrated and moisturized.
RecommendationsFor dehydrated skin the thing to do is add more moisture but with water not necessarily oils. Skin products like toners, water based serums, even increasing your daily water intake are all things that can help boost the dullness in your skin.
Dry and dehydrated skin are very similar but think of them as cousins. They are related, yet are in different families. Dry skin is a skin type. Dehydrated skin is a skin condition. Dry skin is from a lack of moisture but from low natural oil production. Dehydrated skin is also a due to a lack of moisture but on the other hand it is due to a lack of water, and not oil!
Thank you guys so much for reading! Stay tune for next week blog, we will be getting in your face about how much of your products are you using VS how much SHOULD you be using!