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There is a difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin.
Dehydrated skin is prone to be oily, therefore we tend to constantly try to “dry” it. This can cause an imbalance in natural sebum production (a substance produced in the sebaceous glands that acts as a protective coating to the skin’s surface), which in turn leaves the top layer of the skin feeling flaky, dry and unpleasant. Dehydrated skin will often develop redness and can become sensitive due to the dryness. Often this will result in internal sores and an uneven texture.
Dry skin is more likely to be very thin with a tendency to wrinkle, sag, and lack vitality. The effect of dry skin will often manifest as pigmentation, early signs of aging, and dullness.
Treating dehydrated skin at home should be done more gently, with the main intention to rehydrate and restore the dry tissue. Therefore, we must first treat it like we would treat sensitive skin.
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