Dry and Dehydrated skin: how to tell the difference.

Dry and Dehydrated skin: how to tell the difference.

Our two original skincare lines, the COCO and ALOE lines, target different skin troubles: dry and dehydrated skin respectively. What is the difference and how do you care for your skin?

First, you must understand that hydration and moisture are two different occurrences. Hydration refers to the level of water that is present in your skin, and moisture refers to the oils or lipids present on your skin’s surface.

Dehydrated skin

If you have dehydrated skin, it means that there is a lack of water in your skin. It is actually a skin condition which can occur in every skin type (dry, oily, normal, combination). Yes, even people with oily skin can experience dehydration!

Dehydrated skin can be affected by external factors such as the weather, the environment, your diet, and your caffeine consumption.

If you have dehydrated skin, you may also notice darker under-eye circles, itchiness and skin dullness. If this is you, we encourage you to check out the ALOE product line which will be better suited for your skin.

Dry skin

A major difference between dry and dehydrated skin is that dry skin is a skin type. Dry skin is at the same level as oily, combination, and normal skin types. Here, your skin is not producing enough sebum, which means it lacks the good oils and lipids to keep your skin moisturized and protected from external aggressors.

If you have dry skin, you may notice a flaky appearance, as well redness and irritation. In most severe cases, you may have psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis.

If you believe you have dry skin, the COCO product line will have the most impact on your skin.

How to care for your dry and dehydrated skin

Dry and Dehydrated skin: how to tell the difference.

There is a multitude of ingredients out there that can help your dry or dehydrated skin. Ingredients such as aloe, hyaluronic acid and glycerin make great allies to combat dehydrated skin. Products containing coconut oil, almond oil, shea butter, or plant oils (jojoba, rose hip, squalene) will be best to moisturize your dry skin.

If you need both hydrating and moisturizing products, make sure to use hydrating products first, then follow-up with moisturizers to seal that moisture in.

A few easy tips to incorporate into your every day routine is to drink a lot of water, and carry a face mist like our COCO Cool to stay hydrated on-the-go. If you want to tackle this skin trouble further, look into purchasing a humidifier!

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