What Is The Difference Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin? | Results Laser Clinic

What Is The Difference Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin?

The weather might be dull and dry but your skin doesn’t have to be. By understanding the difference between dry and dehydrated skin, reviving your skin’s lost glow and firmness is just a treatment away!

Commonly mistaken as the same, dry and dehydrated skin share the same signs and symptoms of skin that is:

  • Itchy
  • Flaky
  • Dull
  • Tight
  • Rough
  • Feels Dry

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Dry skin occurs when there is a lack of natural oils in the skin sebum whereas dehydrated skin is a result of an inadequate amount of water.


What causes skin dryness?

Skin dryness is caused by a variety of factors:

Taking long hot showers

The joys of taking long hot showers bring distress to your skin, literally. The combined pressure and heat of a steady stream of hot water hitting your decolletage area results in stripping away important skin cells that protect the skin from moisture loss.

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During the cooler months, humidity levels drop and time spent indoors rises meaning an increase in exposure to indoor air-conditioning systems, resulting in dry, lacklustre skin.

Prolonged exposure to the Sun

Prolonged exposure to the Sun strips the skin of its natural oils


Due to the natural ageing process, your pores naturally product less oil. Over time, collagen and elastin degrades as well as the decline of cellular renewal. This causes our skin to become thinner and dryness becomes prominent as your barrier lipids are not as pronounced.


Skin products with harsh chemicals or even fragrances.

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What causes skin dehydration?

Lack of essential fatty acids in diet

Omega 3 rich foods such as flax, safflower oil and salmon can give your skin an essential fatty acid boost.

Inadequate water intake

As hydration begins from within, water intake is essential in maintaining the skin’s health

Incorrect skincare

We’ve all been there: picked a cleanser that was too drying or a moisturiser that just didn’t deliver. Incorrect skincare can leave you and your skin more stressed than necessary


Spending more time indoors leaves your skin exposed to indoor heating and cooling system. By investing in a humidifier, you can increase the moisture levels.


What treatments can help with dry and dehydrated skin?

Avoiding the causes of dry and dehydrated skin seem almost impossible however, with skin treatments, your journey to skin rejuvenation is closer than you think with:

Micro Oxygen Infusion works by deeply exfoliating congested pores using a diamond tipped wand. A serum rich in antioxidants is infused into the skin for instant hydration, smooths texture and restores your natural glow.

Photorejuvenation Peel + LED Light Therapy works by applying a safe chemical solution to the face to remove dead skin cells and decongest pores. By regenerating new skin cells – the ability to retain moisture in the skin is heightened. The healing properties of LED Light Therapy immediately after the Chemical Peel stimulates collagen and elastin to prevent further dryness.


Refine and rejuvenate your skin with Microdermabrasion


With treatment programs ranging from a single session to one that focuses on maximum results, feel free to book in a complimentary consultation with one of our qualified skin therapists today!

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