Dryness and dehydration of the skin are often related, but they are not the same condition. Dry skin is deficient in lipids in its surface layer, which makes it rough, cracked and prone to irritation, and dehydrated skin is deficient in water, which leads to lack of shine, increased sensitivity, wrinkles and signs of aging. Although the two conditions are close and interrelated, they are treated differently.
Dry skin is often sensitive, ie. with a disturbed natural barrier that protects against external influences such as allergens, contaminants or microorganisms that can easily penetrate it. The symptoms of dry skin are: tightness, roughness, flaking, itching, cracking and thickening.
Dehydrated skin has lost some of its water content in depth and appears withered, rough, wrinkled and shows signs of aging. Dehydration of the skin often leads to loss of volume in certain areas of the face.
ATTENTION! – Dry or dehydrated skin can also be a symptom of a disease such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, diabetes, or kidney disease and requires special attention and examination by a specialist.