Do you know there’s a difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin?
Whilst they can share the same characteristics, dryness refers to a skin type (lack of oil), and dehydration refers to a skin condition.
Do you know there’s a difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin? In basic terms, dryness refers to a skin type, and dehydration refers to a skin condition. Dry skin occurs when there are fewer oil-producing glands on the face and body, whereas dehydrated skin is characterised by a lack of water in the body, not oil. The answer in both cases is to restore and hydrate!
Dry skin is a common skin condition that is usually caused by a lack of oils in your skin. One of the most common side effects of dry skin is flaking, and most people who suffer from dry skin will also encounter itchy and flaking skin. It’s important to know what causes dry skin, and how you can treat the condition in order to avoid flaking skin.
Ensure you’re drinking plenty of water everyday. Skin is the body’s largest organ, and it needs to be kept hydrated just like the rest of the body. A lack of water presence in skin will dry it out faster than you can imagine.
Speak to one of our professional skin care specialists at TBC about your skincare routine. It may be that your skincare products have not been matched to your skin type, stripping oils from the surface and causing your face to become itchy or tight after application. A correct skincare routine should be hydrating your skin, not worsening the problem. Ask about our baseline prescription, that will rehydrate and repair your lipid barrier.
Keep your showers short, and avoid using hot water on the skin. Long, hot showers will only serve to exacerbate dry skin, so keep the temperature as low as possible
Not drinking enough water can affect our bodies in some unusual ways, none of which are particularly pleasant. Sometimes it can be hard to know what constitutes ‘enough’ water, but a general rule of thumb is that you should be consuming around two to three litres of water a day.
Everybody is different though, so it’s important to recognise the signs of when your body has not had enough water and is potentially dehydrated. You may know some of the more obvious signs to look out for; urine colour, dry throat, tiredness – but there are some more ways in which your body can be trying to tell you that it has not had enough hydration…
Depending on what you’re putting in your body, you’re likely to see the effects on the outside. So if the cold weather has got you drinking too many hot chocolates or lattes, and not enough water, you’re likely to start seeing some effects of dehydration. Some medications as well as late nights, stress and fatigue can all add up to a loss of balance, so make sure you keep the fluids well at hand, and rest your body when it needs it.
Start From the Inside Out
A balanced diet will also go a long way to making sure your skin stays at optimal glow, because as soon as your body’s internal homeostasis is interrupted, things start to not look so good for your skin. Foods high in fatty acids, (salmon, Avocado, olive oil and fish) will all help nourish your body from the inside out and trust us, cutting back on the sugar is an easy way to see quick results.
Use products with hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a skin’s best friend when used well. Naturally found in our bodies, it is capable of holding 1000X its weight in water in each skin cell to ensure skin stays fresh, hydrated and youthful, but as we age the levels of hyaluronic acid start to fall.However, there’s plenty of actions you can take to ensure your levels of this important acid are kept boosted.
The Vitamin Infusion Facial includes a 12% glycolic peel, followed by vitamin infusion; a process in which we use the Ultrasonophoresis machine to vibrate your skin cells and push the product up to 10x deeper into your skin using ultrasound waves.
As one of the strongest AHA’s, glycolic acid is great for lightening and brightening the skin, so for best results, add a glycolic peel to the Vitamin Infusion facial to achieve healthy, glowing skin.
Each infusion uses a combination of Vitamins A, C and B, to revitalise your skin’s appearance, increase suppleness and stimulate cell growth, so you can rest assured you’re giving your skin exactly what it needs.
Derived from sour milk, lactic acid is known for its ability to stimulate hyaluronic acid in the skin, supporting collagen synthesis, plumping and firming the skin, as well as smoothing and refining the skin’s texture.
Our Lactic Peel is suitable for all skin types, but works best on dehydrated or mature skin types because of its hydrating and collagen stimulating properties.
This facial effectively corrects the hydration level of dehydrated skin, deeply replenishes and restores the skin’s velvety smooth feel and original radiance. Thalgo’s Source Marine products are known for their super hydrating formulas and infuse skin easily with new radiance that comes only by using the best ingredients possible.
An anti-wrinkle solution drenched in high penetration hyaluronic acid, the Hyaluronic Smooth and Fill Facial fills and corrects deep wrinkles thanks to its exclusive massage and double professional mask. From the first session the skin looks younger and smoother. The complexion is glowing with youth.
Thalgo’s Silicium Super Lift Facial excels in correcting loss of firmness and smoothing deep wrinkles. Included in the facial is a highly effective anti-wrinkle Dermastim’ massage that works to smooth, fill, lift and tone your face and décolletage area. It effectively activates blood circulation, leading to better cellular oxygenation and renewed skin radiance for a bright and luminous complexion. It stimulates the dermis to boost natural synthesis of the skin’s support fibres; collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Additionally, it smooths wrinkles, and refines and tones facial contours.
A haven of peace for dry and sensitive skin, this treatment delivers the essence of the Cold Cream Marine recipe, a Thalgo exclusive, to lastingly nourish, increase the skin’s tolerance threshold of delicate and fragile skin. Perfect for those with dry skin with sensations of tingling, overheating and diffuse redness, this facial will clear any spots or redness, and enriched with micro-encapsulated Borage Oil, it infuses fatty acids drop by drop into the skin, helping to soothe all feelings of discomfort.
Read more about dry and dehydrated skin on our journal