Differences between dry and dehydrated skin
1 Nov

The Difference Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin

By: Afribeauty Collective Skin

There is a major difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin. At first glance, the terms seem like they describe the same thing – dry skin. This is generally because they share some similarities but at closer inspection, they are completely different skin concerns with unique underlying causes

What Is A Dry Or Dehydrated Skin?

If you have dry skin, your skin lacks oil and when you use moisturisers or lotions your skin soaks it up quickly. Dehydrated skin is a skin condition in which the skin lacks moisture or water. It could be due to diet (drinking water, too much alcohol), the weather, makeup or incorrect product use.

 All skin types are susceptible to dehydration.

1. Characteristics Of Dry And Dehydrated Skin

Dry Skin:

  • Scaly appearance
  • Flaky skin
  • Redness or irritation 
  • Susceptibility to eczema, psoriasis etc 

Dehydrated Skin:

  • Surface wrinkles and fine lines
  • Itchiness
  • Dullness

2. Dry Skin Remedies

If you have dry skin, dermatologists  recommend :

  • Using heavier moisturizers at night time
  • Trying products with seed oils for example shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter (plant oils). 
  • Avoiding long hot showers 
  • Investing in humidifiers in bed rooms and living spaces

Products to incorporate in your routine are:

Nokware Sheabutter with Aloe Vera Gel  &  Arami HLR Drops

Corium Skincare Aloe and Cucumber Face Mist &  Mskin Glow Forever Rejuvenating Face Oil

3. Dehydrated Skin Remedies

When your skin is dehydrated you should consider: 

  • Including hydrating products in your skincare routine like hyloronic acid
  • Drinking more water
  • Exfoliating to remove the build up of dead skin cells which can diminish or reduce the skins ability to absorb products

Products to incorporate in your routine are:


Modara Naturals Laushi Coffee Scrub & Orma Skincare Radiance Glow Exfoliating Cleanser

Arami Glow Scrub

Which one do you suffer from dryness or dehydration? Let us know how we can help you further.

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