Dry Skin Type
First and foremost, when looking for dry skin type treatments, don’t get Dry Skin confused with Dehydrated Skin. At first glance, ‘dry’ and ‘dehydrated’ seem like two words to describe the same thing. But when it comes to skin care, they are completely different concerns with different underlying causes.
Dry Skin is a “skin type” whilst Dehydrated Skin is a “skin condition” anyone can experience and the treatment for each is quite different.
Dry Skin lacks oil because it produces less sebum than normal skin, and the lack of sebum means the skin is without the lipids it needs to retain moisture and to build a strong barrier to protect against external aggressors.
With Dehydrated Skin, there’s a lack of water in the stratum corneum, which is the top layer of the skin. Dehydration is caused by many external factors, but the most common are weather, environment, diet, and caffeine consumption, all of which can result in diminished water content within the skin.
NOTE: You don’t need to have dry skin to have dehydrated skin. Oily and combination skin can be dehydrated as well.
Dry Skin Type Treatments & Skincare
To Treat Your Skin Correctly
You Need to Know Your Skin Type
Book a Skin Consultation with our Skin Specialist to Discuss Your Beauty Plan
BASIC Skin Type Test
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and water. Use your hands to clean your face and avoid scrubbing too hard.
- Dry your face with a soft towel and leave your skin alone for one hour without applying any products or touching it.
- If your face feels tight and dry after about a half-hour to an hour after washing, you most likely have Dry skin.
- Alternatively, if you notice shiny patches popping up all over your face, that’s Oily skin.
- Combination skin will feel dry in some areas while oily in other parts of the face.
- Normal skin won’t feel either oily or dry after washing your face––it’ll just feel balanced, plump, and hydrated (hello, skincare goals).
- Sensitive skin is not actually a skin type. Sensitive skin is simply easily irritated skin, especially when you interact with new products or environments. A change of skincare will generally fix this.
If you are still uncertain as to your Skin Type we suggest you book a Skin Consultation and Analysis with our Skin Specialist.