Dry Skin Versus Dehydrated Skin: What’s the Difference?

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Perhaps your skin feels tight, dry and looks dull. Maybe you’re prone to redness and itching. What do you do to address these skin problems? The first question you must ask, is your skin dry or dehydrated? Pureman helps you find your answer.

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As similar as they may seem, there is quite a big difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin. Learning those differences is the first step to giving your skin the care it needs to stay healthy and vibrant.


Dry skin is genetic and can be caused by hormonal imbalances. Dry skin also lacks natural oil and can leave your face feeling itchy, flaky and rough and if severe enough, it can crack and bleed.  There are a number of ways you can address this problem; limit your time in the shower, use warm rather than hot water and use a humidifier at home to add moisture to the air. When it comes to more direct skincare regimes, choose products that are gentle, fragrance free and created with sensitive skin in mind. Anthony Logistics’ Algae Facial Cleanser is designed for dry and sensitive skin, it’s marine ingredients offer a conditioning and moisturising element that won’t leave you feeling dry. Hunter Lab Face Fuel is another great product for your dry skin arsenal. Rich in all natural antioxidants, this all day moisturiser nourishes to intensely hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.


Aging, lack of water, what you eat and the sun’s UVA rays can all play a part in dehydrated skin. Heading to a tropical destination and imbibing in alcoholic beverages are surefire way to suck the life out of your skin. Tightness, looking dull and deeper fine lines and wrinkles are all signs of skin that is lacking hydration. To combat dehydrated skin, drink plenty of water, use sun protection regularly, avoid alcohol where you can and find the right skincare routine for you. Products such as Brickell’s Repairing Night Serum and Gentleman Brand Co’s Face Serum  help to restore firmness and prevent moisture loss, leaving your skin hydrated and more youthful.

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