One is a skin type (dry) whilst the other is a skin condition (dehydrated)
Dehydrated skin is a skin condition that occurs when there’s a lack of water within the skin. All skin types can be prone to it. People with combination or oily/congested skin can still experience dehydration.
Typical dehydrated skin characteristics to look out for:
. Dull skin . Loss of elasticity . Surface wrinkles . Dark under eyes/ tired looking eyes . Skin irritation/ itching You can also conduct a quick pinch test. Whilst this test isn’t always conclusive, it’s a good indication to spot dehydration. We are looking for the skin to snap b
ack quite quickly and with ease. If not, this is potentially an indication of skin dehydration. You can conduct this test on the back of the hand or upper part of your cheek. Dry skin is a skin type unlike dehydrated skin and water isn’t the problem. Dry skin is where the skin lacks lipids and oils and appears dry and flaky in its overall appearance. Signs of dry skin:
. Flaky/scaly appearance . Redness . Irritation . Increased suffering of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis Dry skin and Dehydrated skin need to be treated differently. To look and feel it’s best, you will need to both moisturise and hydrate your skin.
If you’re hydrating and moisturising, use hydrating ingredients first such as hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, then take steps lock that moisture in.
We have plenty of products to suit these problems within our professional treatment system and our Medi grade Medi+ skincare range. Why not add one of our hydrating serums, moisturisers, and balm to your routine: HA4C SERUM This ultra-lightweight serum that contains Hyaluronic Acid complex, with an ultra-low molecular weight that is 60 times more soluble than standard Hyaluronic Acid. This provides quicker penetration through the layers of the skin for faster moisturisation.
Contains 15% hyaluronic acid, a powerful humectant to attract moisture into your skin. Hydro serum is suitable for use in all skin types and absorbs quickly to hydrate and keep skin supple. This active serum will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst promoting an even skin tone and a youthful complexion. HYDRATING ELIXIR
Is the perfect product to add to your home skincare routine if your skin is in need of a hydrating boost. It is a rich oil that will replenish and restore the skin, containing a rich blend of natural plant extract to attract moisture to the skin. If your skin is feeling particularly dry, you can also add a few drops to your night cream for an extra boost.
A creamy balm that can work as a cleanser, nourishing mask and a moisturiser. This is a multifunctional balm that has been specifically formulated to help improve rough or dry skin. It is rich in Vitamin E and in Bakuchiol, a natural alternative to Vitamin A, to help cell renewal, hydrate, calm and smooth, as well as rich in antioxidants to help protect and delay the ageing process.
A potent but light weight ultra-hydrating, anti-wrinkle, and pore reduction mist containing Niacinamide, Vitamin B5, Beta Glucan and ultra-low molecular weight hyaluronic Acid to leave skin looking plumper, lighter, and more radiant. Niacinamist+ also includes an antimicrobial and moisturising peptide as well as an anti ageing advanced mastic gum extract formula so skin will appear healthier, smoother, and more youthful.
This peptide infused moisturiser is formulated to keep skin optimally hydrated feeling smooth plump and soft and in peak condition. Blended with Tara Seed Extract, Tripeptide-1, Tetrapeptide-7 and Vitamins B & C, it will help calm and restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier, boost moisture levels and help minimize future dehydration.
An ultra skin nourishing and anti ageing moisturiser, providing all day protection. Harnessing peptides, to tighten and firm whilst diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin loving antioxidants encourage cell re-growth and regeneration. Your skin will be thoroughly hydrated whilst looking fresher, firmer and tighter