Dehydrated skin is not the same as dry skin. Skin can become dehydrated regardless of its type or age:
- A dry skin lacks lipids, its lipidic barrier is altered,
- Dehydrated skin lacks water.
If the cause differs between these two problems, the symptoms of dehydrated skin can also vary from those of dry skin. Finally, certain factors accelerate the dehydration of the skin, such as the presence of perfume or menthol in products applied to the epidermis, high temperatures, overly aggressive make-up removal in dry weather, and so on.
What are the symptoms of dehydrated skin?
Dehydrated skin may feel tight after contact with water, may feel clingy to the finger, and may even become dull. It is also possible to have blackheads or acne as a result of the imbalance of the epidermis. Depending on the area of the face, it is also important to watch out for potential dehydration: around the eyes, as the skin is thinner than on the rest of the face, fine lines may appear, the first sign of dehydration of the epidermis.