Dry Versus Dehydrated

Happy new year everyone, and welcome to 2019!

So I am sitting here and looking at the low temp for tomorrow – 36 degrees.  In San Antonio Texas.  Are you kidding me?  Cold temps all the way around, although it will warm up for the weekend, at least that’s nice.

As usual, I am thinking of the changes that we all must do for skincare in cold weather.  The added hydration, protection, all the extra things to keep skin protected in the cold.  Then I remembered an article I had seen on Dermalogica’s website very recently, in conjunction with the release of some new for 2019 products.  There is a difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin, and it turns out most people don’t understand the difference.  They both have most of the same symptoms, but treating them requires different products.

Dry skin is a constant condition lacking oil, and has to do with the skin’s inability to form a strong enough barrier to keep moisture in and irritants out.  Dehydrated skin is lacking water.  Dry skin tends to be worse in the winter but is almost always present, whereas dehydrated skin can come and go at any time.

Repairing dry skin requires the use of a product that helps build or enhance the skin’s natural lipid barrier, like Dermalogica’s Intensive Moisture Balance.  Dehydrated skin on the other hand needs something to help hydrate – Skin Smoothing Cream and Hydrating Booster are the best for this.  If you are unsure of whether or not you have dry or dehydrated skin – or both – check out the information below, and set up an appointment to come in.  Let’s see what the best product is for you!

Dry or Dehydrated Info (7.8 MB)