What is dehydrated skin?
Dehydrated skin can appear dry, but it’s not the same as having a dry skin type. It’s temporary and can be fixed.
A skin condition isn’t fixed. It’s something that develops because of environmental factors like fragrances, irritants, the weather and the products you’re putting on your skin, and there are things you can do to treat a skin condition.
For example, I always thought I had oily skin because I had angry, hormonal acne in my teens. But when I went to see a skin specialist, she explained my skin type was actually dry, and it was severely dehydrated from all the oily skin/acne skin products I’d been using.
Dehydrated skin is also really common because skincare can be confusing and, like I was, using harsh, stripping products can upset your skin’s moisture levels. It’s also important to note, any skin type can become dehydrated. Even you, oily-skinned…