Often wondered what the difference between dry and dehydrated skin is? Do you know which of the two you suffer from? We asked skincare expert Sonette Donker, Communications Manager for Dermalogica, to sum this up for us. This is what she had to say:
Dry skin: This is a skin type that you are born with and it is a skin lacking oil. The pores on this skin type will be very small, as it doesn’t produce much oil. This skin type is not normally prone to breakouts and blackheads, but ages very quickly due to lack of oil, serving as a protection mechanism.
– Dermalogica Super Rich Repair
– Clinique Moisture Surge Intense
– Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask
Dehydrated skin: This is a skin condition and any skin type can become dehydrated, even the most oily of skins. A dehydrated skin lacks moisture, not oil. Often the skin feels tight and may sting or burn when you apply products to the skin. This is due to the skin allowing product to penetrate deeper than intended and therefore reacts with stinging and burning.
– Dermalogica Multi-Activ Toner
– Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase
– Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Which of the two do you suffer from? Comment below.
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