Dehydrated Skin vs Dry Skin: What's the Difference & Why it Matters for Your Skin

dry skin vs. dehydrated skin

Knowing the Difference Between Dry & Dehydrated Skin Makes All the Difference

Dry skin is no fun.

It makes applying makeup a nightmare as your skin flakes and peels, and it contributes to an overall dull appearance no matter what you seem to do.

Now we have a question for you…

Is your skin dry or is it actually dehydrated? You may think they are the same thing, but they are quite different and require different methods of treatment.

Don’t panic if you have simply no idea, that’s what this article is for!

By figuring out whether your skin is dry or dehydrated, you can be sure to go about treating it the correct way for proper results, as you deserve!

How to Tell if You Have Dry Skin

If your skin flakes and peels, not to mention itches, and you are tired of it looking so dull, then you may be dealing with dry skin.

This skin type is due to fewer oil glands, which means your skin is lacking in oil. So if you have been slathering on moisturizer to no avail, then a simple switch to a facial oil may make all the difference for you!

Dry skin means a complexion that has a less than vibrant glow (no thanks!) and it increases your risk of aging, as a lack of oil means little protection against free radicals and environmental aggressors.

It’s natural that your skin will start to lose oil as you age, but other factors do play a role too.

Our SIBU Luxe Oil will sort out your dry skin once and for all with premium, 100% USDA organic botanical beauty oils.

How to Tell if You Have Dehydrated Skin

While dry skin is a skin type and quite superficial, dehydrated skin is more of a skin condition.

Dehydrated skin is parched skin, in need of water. So if you are slathering oil into your skin, thinking it is dry, and not seeing the results you hoped for you may be dealing with dehydration.

Once you infuse some water into your pores, you will quickly bring this thirsty skin back to life again!

Water is essential for helping to repair your lipid barrier, of which a damaged lipid barrier can put your skin at risk for all sorts of skincare woes.

In fact, oily skin and congested pores are typical manifestations of dehydrated skin, due to a damaged lipid barrier.

Our Nourishing Face Cream is just what you need for a deep dose of hydration, along with an infusion of antioxidants.

If you do still want to enjoy a facial oil, by all means, go ahead, but do be sure to be using it in conjunction with our moisturizer.

You could add a few drops to our moisturizer, or slather your moisturizer right on top of your oil.

Do also be sure to drink at least two liters of water a day to plump and hydrate your skin cells from the inside too!

Hydrate Your Skin at the Cellular Level

And what can help your skin cells retain more moisture from the inside-out?... Omega 7.

SIBU Omega 7 Support Soft Gels give your body the building blocks it needs to support your skin at the cellular level.

The potent levels of omega 7 work on the skin cell wall to help strengthen the barrier to block toxins lock in more of your skin's natural moisture.

We hope you found this article helpful! Sometimes a simple product switch can fix all your skincare woes in a jiffy!