What’s The Difference Between Dry And Dehydrated Skin?

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions worldwide, which affects most adolescents in developed nations. This can also continue well into adulthood. According to Skin Research Institute Singapore, over 12 per cent of women over 35 years old continue to have acne.

With the prevalence of acne today, it is still a poorly understood skin condition. However, there are many acne treatments available that can alleviate these frustrating troubles. Deep cleansing facials remain popular and essential to some people who are looking to clear impurities and dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.

While acne is usually caused by several factors, such as genetics, diet and skin type, we take a closer look at how dehydrated skin can influence the development of acne.

What is dehydrated skin?

For this skin type, this means your skin is lacking water. It can be caused by several factors such as diet, weather and incorrect product use. This can compromise the protective barrier of your skin, which is the outermost layer. As such, dead skin cells can start to accumulate, making your complexion look dull, feel rough and tight.

When the skin is dehydrated, it also produces more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. The excess sebum and oil produced can make your skin feel oilier and increase the chances of getting your pores clogged, which leads to acne breakouts.

What about dry skin?

For dry skin, this means your skin are naturally lacking oil. You can also be experiencing dry skin everywhere else on your body like scalp, legs and hands. Hydrating products can help to diminish the appearance of scaly and dry patches, especially if you are experiencing tight, itchy and sensitive skin.

Give our Hudor Gel a try, which targets dry, dull and dehydrated skin with key ingredients like Yuzu Extracts, Jojoba Oil and Squalene. This gel is formulated to improve skin texture and retain moisture for healthy-looking skin. Plus, it is also oil-free so it won’t clog your pores.

How to fix your dehydrated skin?

Look for skincare with ingredients to help you repair and balance the crucial skin barrier, ensuring it can function well to protect from harmful microbes and environmental irritants.

There are several powerhouse ingredients that you should look for, such as:

– Ceramides – has water retention properties
– Squalene – a natural component of the sebum produced by the skin. It also acts as an antioxidant
– Hyaluronic Acid – a humectant that boosts the skin’s moisture content

If you have a combination of dry and dehydrated skin, you need to find a middle ground to address this condition. Your skincare routine should be filled with lightweight formulas that are not pore-clogging while helping to restore the skin barrier and hydration. It is also important to avoid using harsh scrubs and soaps or be too aggressive with your cleansing facial brushes to avoid drying out your skin. You can also stay clear of toners and astringents that contain high amounts of alcohol and other potential skin-irritating ingredients like witch hazel and fragrant oils. Daily sunscreen use is always recommended to protect the skin surface, reduce pigmentation issues and prevent premature ageing.

It is always tough to deal with acne, thus if you are able to understand more about the condition of your skin, you can put together an effective skincare regime to see desired results. Don’t miss our affordable facial promotion for new customers – where you can enjoy a refreshing facial to nourish your skin at just $480 for 8 sessions (after 7% GST)!

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