We so often hear the terms ‘dry skin’ and ‘dehydrated skin’ bandied about the skincare world. But sometimes it’s hard to tell if our skin is dehydrated or just dry. The main difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin is the cause – put simply, dry skin lacks oil, whereas dehydrated skin lacks water.
Dry skin can be caused by a number of factors. Your skin can be dry due to hormonal imbalances, or if you work outdoors and are exposed to the elements and different temperatures, but also, it can be hereditary as well.
Basically, if your skin is dry, it is because it lacks oil. This can make it feel uncomfortable. Often, you'll get peeling and flaking, and your skin will lack radiance and also feel rough to texture as well. Dry skin can be itchy, sensitive or prone to irritation and may appear dull or grey, especially if you naturally have a darker skin tone.
The key to helping your dry skin become happy and healthy is to choose the right products for your skin condition. There are so many brilliant products available to help nourish and condition dry skin. Here are some suggestions for you to try….
A Cleanser: Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution
Essential Cleansing Solution is a rich, creamy cleanser that beautifully conditions dry skin. It has a non-foaming formula that gently lifts impurities while replenishing your dry skin and maintaining moisture levels. It’s water-soluble, so this soothing emulsion rinses off easily, leaving your skin clean, soft and supple.
A Moisturiser: Guinot Creme Nutri-Confort
Guinot Creme Nutri-Confort is a perfect everyday moisturiser for dry skin. Creme Nutri - Confort is a nourishing, protecting moisturiser and it has a lovely rich texture that dry skin will benefit from. It contains essential oils of lavender, rosemary and thyme so it smells beautiful when you apply it.
It’s a great moisturiser to use morning and evening. You only need a pea-sized amount and, once you have massaged it into your skin, you should feel instant comfort.
Deliver a concentrated shot of nourishment to your dry skin with Mary Cohr Vital Essences for dry skin. This deep-acting treatment with 100% natural Essential Oils will reactivate your skin's "vital and nutritive functions" and stimulate cellular activity. It restores softness and comfort to the skin, thanks to the Mary Cohr Nutrition Complex. Day after day, your skin will feel increasingly supple and more comfortable.