Dry skin and dehydrated skin may sound like a similar skin condition, but actually, dry skin and dehydrated skin have different causes. And the methods of care are also different. Usually, the factor that determines the moisture of our skin comes from 2 main parts, which are water balance and oil in the skin.
In the case of dry skin caused by the sebaceous glands In our skin, we produce less oil, which we call Sebum. Dry skin is one of the 4 major skin conditions that include dry skin, oily skin, normal skin, and combination skin. Will be divided according to the amount of Sebum production in the skin Which will be determined by factors in terms of genetics Gender and age So it doesn't usually change much.
But in case it is called dehydrated skin Will be the nature of the skin that has reduced water content in the skin Which is not always related to the amount of oil in the skin Therefore, whether it is dry skin, oily skin, normal skin or combination skin It will cause problems with dehydrated skin as well.
The cause of dehydrated skin can come from many factors. Whether drinking insufficient water Drinking too much alcohol or caffeine causes the body to dehydrate a lot. Causing the body to become dehydrated Or whether whatever reason is causing our epidermis to be weak Whether it is a strong face scrub or cosmetic allergy The presence of chronic skin rashes or being in an extremely cold or hot environment Which these things make the epidermis weak Will cause no help to store water under the skin And resulting in tears causing skin problems
Taking care of dry and dehydrated skin is also different. As in the case of dry skin We can choose to use a moisturizer that contains oil. In order to add moisture to the skin at all, if in the case of dehydrated skin We have to first look at what is the cause of dehydrated skin. Do we drink enough water? Our outer skin is irritated or not, for example.
Which skin care is dehydrated We may also focus on using nourishing creams that contain substances that help draw water into the skin or that nourishing creams that help to repair the epidermis. Including may have to watch as well That our skin problems Dehydrated skin with what kind of skin type, such as dry skin and dehydrated skin Is oily skin combined with dehydrated skin Or whether it is normal skin combined with dehydrated skin Which care, then choose skin care in each type of skin Will be different Which if anyone has complex skin problems like this The doctor is advised to consult a doctor. In order to assess the skin condition And then looking for specific care methods for each patient's skin.
Information provided by: Dr. Narumon Thongsriiam
Compiled by: Medisci