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Dry skin and dehydrated skin

Owners of dry skin should know that this feature of their skin does not depend on external factors, it is genetically determined and does not significantly change throughout life. But do not confuse dry skin type with dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin is a temporary condition that anyone can experience in their life, no matter what skin type they have.

Dry skin type is characterized by a lack of fats (lipids), which is caused by insufficiently intensive work of the sebaceous glands. This problem is related to internal processes.

Dehydrated skin is often associated with lipid layer disorders. Often this is due to exposure to external irritants, but the underlying cause is a lack of moisture in the stratum corneum.

Cosmetologists say that externally these two problems manifest themselves in the same way and they are characterized by the following signs:

— flaking

— the feeling of tightness and dryness

— proneness to irritation

— itching

— uneven skin complexion

The main causes of skin dehydration

The main reason, as stated above, is the lack of moisture. This problem may be caused by external factors. Therefore, for its treatment, it is important to quickly identify the factors that led to its occurrence.

Complete dehydration of the body

If there is an insufficient level of moisture in the body, all organs and skin will suffer from this. Remember the golden rule that every day you should drink at least 2 liters of pure water. Teas and soups do not count. You can drink the first glass on an empty stomach in the morning, the last one an hour before bedtime, and consume the rest of the liquid evenly throughout the day.

Very hot baths or showers and hard water

In hard water, cosmetic products do not foam well, this process can provoke the phenomenon of “soap slag”. This phenomenon causes the destruction of the natural fatty film on the surface of the skin and is rather difficult to wash off. You can avoid these negative consequences by replacing ordinary tap water with purified or filtered water.

The negative impact of the weather

Wind, cold, and UVA radiation have the most negative effect on the skin. These ultraviolet rays do not cause redness or burns, but their prolonged exposure destroys the protective barrier and, along with other negative effects, leads to loss of moisture. Therefore, it is important to use protective creams not only in summer but also in winter, as these rays affect the skin through clouds.


Improper skincare

People with oily skin, in an attempt to get rid of oily shine as soon as possible, tend to dry it, which causes complete evaporation of moisture from the surface of the skin. Different lotions, alcohol-based tonics, clay masks, retinol and acid peels, various scrubs must be applied appropriately. Improper use of these products can lead to dehydration, cause thinning of the protective layer of the skin. The skin begins to actively restore it, resulting in an increased production of sebum.

Heating and air conditioning

Humidity plays a big role in skin health. The decrease in the humidity in the cold season is associated with heating, and in the summer it is due to air conditioners. You can solve this problem with humidifiers, they have a positive effect on both the skin and the respiratory system.

Dry and dehydrated skin: skin care at home

Moisture is needed to normalize the skin condition, but the use of thermal water cannot always help to solve this problem.

It is necessary to replenish the loss of moisture daily and drink at least 2 liters of clean water. It is also necessary to use cosmetic products that provide long-term hydration, as they retain moisture in the skin, while not overloading it.

Delicate skin cleansing

Daily procedures and skincare routine should begin with cleansing, removing dead skin particles and other elements. Choose soft moisturizing cosmetic products that do not contain alcohol and soap, only in this case the cleansing process will be gentle.

Moisturizing your skin

To replenish moisture in the skin, the product must contain hygroscopic components (which absorb moisture). They actively attract water molecules, which helps maintain a constant level of moisture. When choosing cosmetic products, pay attention to the following components: sorbitol, glycerin, urea, hyaluronic acid.

How to prevent moisture loss

Cutis Medical offers you a wide range of high-quality certified cosmetic products that help create a thin film on the surface of the skin. Our specialists will be glad to help you choose the right products. International delivery, different payment methods, and professional consultation.

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