Dry skin is exhibited by generally rough and flaky skin. This is due to insufficient sebum or oils on the skin that causes the outer surface of the skin to dry out. The skin then sheds off easily causing a reduced level of protection for the overall surface of the skin. Dehydrated skin is exhibited by tightness and dullness. A healthy and hydrated skin looks plump and springy to the touch. A good of amount of hydration in the skin is protected by sebum which is the oil that coats the surface of the skin to prevent loss of water from the skin.
Dehydrated skin can occur even if your skin is not flaky and does not exhibit surface dryness. Other possible situations is having well hydrated skin but flaky rough and flaky surface. Dehydration can be solved with proper lifestyle such as proper diet and drinking enough water as the source of hydration will be supplied by the body into the skin. Dryness can be solved by application of moisturizers that has a healthy amount of oils suitable for different type of skin types (stay tuned for more information on different types of moisturizer for different skin types).
With the advancement of skincare technologies, moisturizers now are formulated with hydrating properties that can draw moisture from one’s surroundings to increase hydration giving the skin a supple look and healthy look together with oil that coat the outer layer of the skin to prevent water loss into the surrounding. Even for those that has no problem in hydration, moisturizers are a good way to lock hydration in the skin and make the skin appear smooth and healthy. Although moisturizers are more advanced with newer technologies, the best way to keep hydration is to hydrate the body itself. With the aid of better moisturizers, many who are working in air conditioned rooms can apply moisturizer before going to work while bringing along a mist spray and occasionally spray the skin so the moisturizers can absorb it.
QUICK TIP: Applying moisturizers on damp skin after a good cleansing in the morning is the best way for the skin to absorb and coat the cleansed skin with all the good stuff in moisturizer. HAPPY SKINCARES!
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