DRY VS DEHYDRATED SKIN

 DRY VS DEHYDRATED SKIN

By Nateisha Scott

Many people come across the terms dry and dehydrated and assume they mean the same thing but both variants are starkly different. From bright, bouncy and healthy skin to dull, tired looking and dry can either mean you are suffering from severe dehydration or deep-set dryness. Whatever the case may be, there is a distinction between the two and two different ways in order to treat or improve the complexion.

WHAT IS DRY SKIN?

Dry skin refers to when the skin is lacking in oil and as a skin type, dry skin is when the skin produces less sebum (oil) than most other skin types ( normal or oily). For dry skin, you can be born with it or it can develop by external and chronological factors. An example of external factors being extreme temperatures, harsh weather, air conditioners and indoor heating, UV exposure or pollution.

WHAT IS DEHYDRATED SKIN?

Dehydrated skin is focused more on the lack of water available to the skin. Where dry skin is a skin type, anyone or any skin type can suffer with dehydrated skin and it can come and go and experienced at any moment. Hydration is very much linked to the health of your skin’s barrier and the rate that it can retain water, the more your skin’s can retain water, the more plump and healthy your skin will look.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF SKIN IS EITHER DRY OR DEHYDRATED?

Whilst both will cause the skin to feel tight, look dull and tired, typically there a signs of difference between identifying whether you suffer from dry or dehydrated skin. For dry skin in particular, your skin will be flaky, sore and often red but for those that suffer from dehydration, when you lightly lift the skin, fine lines will appear.

HOW DO I LOOK AFTER DRY SKIN?

With dry skin, as it is a concern, you can’t ‘fix’ it but you can certainly improve its appearance. You will want to replace the oils that your skin doesn’t naturally produce enough of and so alter your routine to compensate this and apply rich and moisturising ingredients. Our Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream, is a concentrated and nourishing formula that is designed to cushion the skin in a protective barrier as it hydrates and assists the skin in repair. Infused with Phospholipids to shield the skin to lock in moisture, Hyaluronic Acid hydrates deep within the skin and NAC Y2 creates the optimum environment to help the production of collagen and elastin.

Avoiding foaming cleansers that would further strip the skin and replacing it with an oil-based cleanser that will help to inject moisture whilst you cleanse. The NAC Y2 Restorative Cleansing Balm is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types and so whilst hydrating, rebalancing and soothing irritation it removes makeup and daily impurities.

HOW DO I LOOK AFTER DEHYDRATED SKIN?

Aside from increasing your water intake, there are other elements we can introduce to hydrate the skin and eliminate dehydration. Invest in serums and products that contain hyaluronic acid and collagen as well as water-based products that will replenish the moisture and invite the plumpness back into the complexion. A great base to start with is our Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster, specifically designed to increase moisture levels by delivering an intensive shot of hydrating ingredients into the skin. Combatting dehydration, the booster is designed with a low-molecular weight of Hyaluronic Acid that works deep into the epidermis to hydrate the lower levels of the skin whilst also plumping the skin. As an investment, our Celestial Black Diamond Cream is an intensive moisturiser treatment that, utilising black diamond particles delivers hyaluronic acid, NAC Y2 and Centella Asiatica to the dermis leaving skin with improved elasticity, plumpness, hydration, texture and tone. When it comes to treating the skin, avoid using hard scrubs and invest in masks that aim to inject hydration into the skin, our Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask infuses the skin with soothing, hydrating and brightening ingredients. Left on for 20 minutes, your skin will reap the benefits and create a smoother, calmer and more hydrated complexion.

By: Nateisha Scott


Many people come across the terms dry and dehydrated and assume that they mean the same thing but both variants are starkly different. From bright, bouncy and healthy skin to dull, tired looking and dry, can either mean you are suffering from severe dehydration or deep-set dryness. Whatever the case may be, there is a distinction between the two and two different ways in order to treat or improve the complexion.

WHAT IS DRY SKIN?

Dry skin refers to when the skin is lacking in oil and as a skin type, dry skin is when the skin produces less sebum (oil) than most other skin types ( normal or oily). For dry skin, you can be born with it or it can develop by external and chronological factors. An example of external factors being extreme temperatures, harsh weather, air conditioners and indoor heating, UV exposure or pollution.

WHAT IS DEHYDRATED SKIN?

Dehydrated skin is focused more on the lack of water available to the skin. Where dry skin is a skin type, anyone or any skin type can suffer with dehydrated skin and it can come and go and be experienced at any moment. Hydration is very much linked to the health of your skin’s barrier and the rate that it can retain water, the more your skin can retain water, the more plump and healthy your skin will look.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF SKIN IS EITHER DRY OR DEHYDRATED?

Whilst both will cause the skin to feel tight, look dull and tired, typically there are signs of difference between identifying whether you suffer from dry or dehydrated skin. For dry skin in particular, your skin will be flaky, sore and often red but for those that suffer from dehydration, when you lightly lift the skin, fine lines will appear.

HOW DO I LOOK AFTER DRY SKIN?

With dry skin, as it is a concern, you can’t ‘fix’ it but you can certainly improve its appearance. You will want to replace the oils that your skin doesn’t naturally produce enough of and so alter your routine to compensate this and apply rich and moisturising ingredients. Our Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream, is a concentrated and nourishing formula that is designed to cushion the skin in a protective barrier as it hydrates and assists the skin in repair. Infused with Phospholipids to shield the skin to lock in moisture, Hyaluronic Acid hydrates deep within the skin and NAC Y2 creates the optimum environment to help the production of collagen and elastin.

Avoiding foaming cleansers that would further strip the skin and replacing it with an oil-based cleanser that will help to inject moisture whilst you cleanse. The NAC Y2 Restorative Cleansing Balm is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types and so whilst hydrating, rebalancing and soothing irritation it removes makeup and daily impurities.

HOW DO I LOOK AFTER DEHYDRATED SKIN?

Aside from increasing your water intake, there are other elements we can introduce to hydrate the skin and eliminate dehydration. Invest in serums and products that contain hyaluronic acid and collagen as well as water-based products that will replenish the moisture and invite the plumpness back into the complexion. A great base to start with is our Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster, specifically designed to increase moisture levels by delivering an intensive shot of hydrating ingredients into the skin. Combatting dehydration, the booster is designed with a low-molecular weight of Hyaluronic Acid that works deep into the epidermis to hydrate the lower levels of the skin whilst also plumping the skin. As an investment, our Celestial Black Diamond Cream is an intensive moisturiser treatment that, utilising black diamond particles delivers hyaluronic acid, NAC Y2 and Centella Asiatica to the dermis leaving skin with improved elasticity, plumpness, hydration, texture and tone. When it comes to treating the skin, avoid using hard scrubs and invest in masks that aim to inject hydration into the skin, our Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask infuses the skin with soothing, hydrating and brightening ingredients. Left on for 20 minutes, your skin will reap the benefits and create a smoother, calmer and more hydrated complexion.

If you were to advise a London guide, what would be on your list?

Well, As I grew up in Notting Hill, it will always have my heart and if I was recommending spots in London, a wander around Notting Hill would be high up on my list. From there it would be all the best shopping destinations, the iconic private members club, Annabels, Harrods and Liberty’s for any cute and unique gifts. I would always pop into 111CRYO at Harrods for the Cryo Facial and treatment for the ultimate recharge. Sometimes the city is great, but the beautiful secrets of the English countryside is something that should be experienced.

Your In-Flight Essentials?

I don’t have a routine per say and I am certainly not as thorough as Naomi Campbell but I would apply the Meso Infusion Lip Duo and I would always wipe my phone down with anti-bacterial wipes, in fact I do this every day, the bacteria build up is no good for the skin.

In terms of Industry, where do you see the hair industry going?

Well Instagram has changed so much and has impacted the way we consume and learn within the industry, especially with so many creatives, but I still find that a massive amount of people come to the professionals to share the knowledge on how to carry out or complete a desired look, more than ever there is power behind ‘how-to’ videos.

A very valid point and in terms of 2020?

In terms of what we are to see in 2020, things are going to be super creative and we will see a wider awareness for people doing their own thing and it will be expressive and artistic. People will move away from the overtly glamorous looks and will create looks they can tailor to their everyday. As it’s currently Award Season which is the busiest time of the year leading up to the Met Ball, hairstyles are certainly more elaborate, and everyone loves an up do. I would say the most timeless look has to be the blunt bob, it comes around year on year, but it is effortless and timeless.

Outside of hair, what other industries are you into?

I am hugely into Interiors and I would describe my style as 60s/70s glamour, think elaborate and dramatic but I often fantasise about 80s Dallas and Joan Collins and I have to reign myself in. I also love Baking; it is the ultimate way to relax and I find that it is my meditation and therapy. If I’m in the USA I would bake a lot of cookies as everyone is obsessed with then over here and in the UK, I would bake more traditional styles like a lemon tart or an apple tart – it allows for me to be creative outside of my job.

Finally, the best advice you have ever received?

It would have to be from my grandfather, he would often say to me “it’s not how well you’re doing but how well people think you’re doing”. I haven’t successfully implemented it however you can look to Instagram today and people see our work and are blown away by it, but we can be so hard on ourselves and not appreciate our own work ourselves.

 

Celestial Black Diamond Cream

Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster

Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask

NAC Y2 Restorative Cleansing Balm

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