Dry Or Dehydrated? Find Out The Difference

Dry skin means that on the face and body there are fewer oil – producing glands than on normal or oily skins. Although dehydrated skin is simply lack of water on the top layer of the skin, it can affect all types of skin. In other words, at the same time your skin can be oily and dehydrated.

A dry skin kind of looks very dry, flaky and especially around the corners of the nose and mouth can feel rough. Areas such as the arms, legs and thighs often seem ashy and scaly.

Another difference between dry and dehydrated skin is that dry skin is genetic and dehydrated skin is caused by the following factors:


  1. Weather

Changes in weather can lead to a drop in the skin’s moisture. The low moisture air in harmattan, for example, can irritate and dry the skin out. In addition, cold air tightens the pores and reduces the production of sebum, so that oily skin becomes less oily. It might be best to avoid taking hot showers at this time, as it would dehydrate the skin further.

  1. Sun

The UVA rays from the sun can increase free radicals in the cells, increase oxidants in the skin and dehydrate the skin.

  1. Aging

The aging process dehydrates the body, as this also affects the skin. As the skin ages, it does not produce as much oil as it used to and also it does not retain moisture as it used to. And the more dehydrated the skin, the older it will look, wrinkles and fine lines become visible.


By now, you would’ve figured out whether your skin is dry or dehydrated. And now you want to know what to do if your skin is dehydrated. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Look out for my post tomorrow.


By OsheySneh

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