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Do you know the difference between Dry skin and Dehydrated skin?

I am a Bridal Makeup Artist and I cover North Wales and Cheshire. I am a huge skincare advocate and believe skincare important to achieve great makeup, I work with my brides on run-up to the day so that they have the most incredible skin when the big day comes.

In this blog I wanted to discuss the vast difference between dehydrated skin and dry skin.

Although dry skin and dehydrated skin might seem similar at first glance, they actually are two different skin conditions. Understanding these differences is essential for proper skincare and treatment. Dry skin is a type of skin that lacks oil or sebum. This condition is generally a skin type and is usually inherited genetically. If you have dry skin, you might notice a feeling of tightness, especially after showering, bathing, or swimming, and your skin may look and feel rough. Dry skin is also more prone to aging and sensitivity. On the other hand, dehydrated skin is not a skin type; it is a condition that is affected by many external elements. The issue is a lack of water in the skin, not oil. Factors like diet, consumption of caffeine and alcohol, lifestyle, wrong skincare products, weather and air conditioning or heating systems can cause dehydrated skin. It's characterised by dullness, dark under-eye circles, itchiness, sunken eyes, increased sensitivity, and visible fine lines or surface wrinkles.

To treat dry skin, it's essential to maintain your skin's natural oils. Moisturisers, oils, and creams that are oil-based will help retain the moisture in your skin. For dehydrated skin, the treatment requires increasing the skin's water content. This can be done through hydrating serums and products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, and by drinking plenty of water. Recognising the difference between these two skin conditions is important in selecting the right skincare routine for your skin.

I love to incorporate skincare into my trials and work with my brides on the run up to the day to get their skin the best shape ready for the wedding and you can find out more about the services I offer as a Wedding Makeup Artist, by following the link below:


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