Dehydrated or dry skin: what are the differences?

Dry skin describes a specific skin type, while dehydrated skin is a condition that occurs as a result of various factors such as the weather or a certain lifestyle. In either case, here’s how you can spot the signs and use daily face care products to get back that rosy glow and maintain a soft, radiant complexion.

Dry skin

Dry skin is characterized by a dull complexion and loss of elasticity. It is rough, cracked and peeling, with a fine texture and tight pores. It often itches, sometimes flakes and tends to wrinkle more easily. In other words, it’s extremely uncomfortable!

Dry skin therefore requires special care, including thorough cleansing both morning and night, gentle exfoliation every week and daily use of a nourishing moisturizing cream. This routine will soothe the feeling of tightness and provide lasting relief by making your skin more relaxed and supple. Taking proper care of your face morning and night will make your skin softer, smoother and more comfortable while restoring your complexion’s glow. 

Nutritic Intense Riche, 50 ml
La Roche-Posay

Nutritic Intense Riche, 50 ml

Rich, ultra-nourishing balm texture for very dry skin. Very dry to extra dry skin. Paraben-free.

Aquasource Cocoon Gel, 50 ml
Biotherm

Aquasource Cocoon Gel, 50 ml

Aquasource Cocoon provides the extra nourishment and protection skin needs to survive winter, all with the 48-hours deep hydration of Aquasource. Skin is instantly nourished, hydrated and protected. As if wrapped in a caring, silky veil all day-long.

Dehydrated skin

Dehydrated skin suffers from a severe lack of water. Surprisingly, it tends to feel especially tight after you’ve taken a shower or washed your face at the sink. The skin is sometimes dull and may also have pronounced lines and wrinkles. Did you know that even oily skin may become dehydrated, leading to acne and the appearance of blackheads?

While it may be caused by many different factors, dehydrated skin is most often due to climate, hormonal problems, poor hygiene or the use of products that are unsuitable for your skin type. In this case, you need to be extra-careful in your choice of skin care. If dehydration is an issue, opt for a long-lasting moisturizing cream, a soothing mask or eye contour treatment.   

Hydraphase Intense Mask, 50 ml
La Roche-Posay

Hydraphase Intense Mask, 50 ml

Soothing rehydrating mask. Dehydrated sensitive skin.

The importance of makeup removal

Whether you have dry or dehydrated skin, it’s important to cleanse it thoroughly, both when you get up and before you go to bed. With this in mind, opt for a very gentle physiological makeup remover. These are available in various formulas for different skin types. Micellar water is recommended: ideal for sensitive skin, it’s a comfortable way to cleanse, tone and remove makeup from your face, eyes and lips. 

Thermal Micellar Water Wipes, 25 units
Uriage

Thermal Micellar Water Wipes, 25 units

Uriage thermal micellar water make-up remover wipes are perfectly suited for removing make-up from all skin types, thanks to the unique properties of Uriage thermal water. The micelles' gentle, non-ionic constituent surfactants act like magnets to effectively capture make-up and impurities.

Sensibio H2O, 250 ml
Bioderma

Sensibio H2O, 250 ml

Specially formulated for sensitive skin, the Sensibio H2O micellar water gently cleanses face and eyes and removes make up, even waterproof.

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Dehydrated or dry skin: what are the differences?

Healthy skin is neither dry nor dehydrated. In both cases, here’s how to spot the symptoms and use daily skin care products to get that peachy glow and soft complexion back.
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