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The Difference between Dry Skin and Dehydrated Skin

It's easy to assume "dry" and "dehydrated" mean the same thing when it comes to our skin. But each term actually refers to a different condition of your skin. With all the skin care products and claims out there, it's important to know the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin so you can choose the right products and their benefits for your skin. We can start by breaking down both conditions.

What is dry skin?

Dry skin refers to a skin type that some people are either born with (determined by their genetics) or develop later in life, especially post-menopause. Dry skin can look rough, flaky and sometimes feel itchy.

What is dehydrated skin?

Dehydration is a condition that people with any skin type can experience occasionally and for a variety of reasons. The main reasons for dehydrated skin are hormonal imbalances, diet, environmental factors, aging, and even changes in the weather. Dehydrated skin looks dull and feels tight.

Dry and dehydrated skin is more susceptible to premature signs of aging and even sensitivity. Whether you are referring to dry skin or dehydrated skin, both result in skin cells that lack sufficient levels of water. Water is essential in achieving a healthy, smooth and plump complexion. Hydrated skin also keeps visible signs of aging at bay and helps maintain healthy skin cell function.

What's the solution?

The YOUTH Hydration regimen is designed to provide solutions for both dry and dehydrated skin.

You can apply a hydrating serum like YOUTH Moisture Activating Serum to measurably increase skin hydration levels. The YOUTH Moisture Lock Day Cream is designed to protect your skin from moisture loss and seal in the actives of your hydrating serum to maximize its benefits. Both YOUTH products use our Active Cellular Hydration Technology which helps your skin restore the efficiency of its natural hydration system to rehydrate and revitalize skin. Our exclusive formula attracts moisture to your skin's outer layers, and also acts as a reservoir locking in hydration.

Also, make sure you're drinking enough water (about 8 glasses, or 64 ounces, a day). It is also important to know that skin is the last organ to absorb hydration, so it really helps making topical products a must for these skin conditions.

The best thing you can do for your skin is to keep it hydrated and moisturized. And if you already do, enjoy your softer, smoother, and younger-looking skin!


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