Dry vs Dehydrated

Do I have dry skin?


During a skin consultation we find some clients may think they have dry skin however it turns out to be dehydrated. Dry skin is a skin type whilst dehydrated skin is often a temporary skin condition. Dehydrated skin is often caused by external factors such as the environment.


What is the Difference Between Dry and Dehydrated Skin?


Dry skins are lacking in oil as they produce less sebum (oil) from sebaceous glands so they are unable to retain as much moisture, whilst dehydrated skins are lacking in water.


Causes of Dehydrated Skin


  • Environment
  • Sun Exposure
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Over use of alcohol based products
  • Poor diet


Dry vs Dehydrated





LED Light Therapy

LED (Light Emitting Diode) Light therapy uses different wavelengths to penetrate into our skin. Each wavelength has a different colour. We can combine LED Light Therapy into a nourishing and hydrating facial to relieve dry and dehydrated skin. We use both the red and yellow lights for this.



When skin is dehydrated, we want to repair this short term skin condition before treating any other skin condition, as often the barrier of the skin is impaired.


Homecare for Dry Skin


Dermaquest Delicate Cleansing Cream

A calming gentle cleanser to reduce irritation, with Jojoba oil and Shea butter. Creamy texture is ideal for dry skin.


SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

Providing Advanced protection against free radical and environmental damage, this antioxidant serum has added vitamin E to add moisture to the skin. As well as protection and nourishment, it also reduces fine lines and wrinkles. This is an industry leading product in antioxidants.


SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

This correcting, nourishing cream restores essential lipids to skin that has lost the natural hydrating compounds of skins surface. Containing 2% Ceramides, 4% Cholesterol and 2% Omega fatty acids, it is ideal for mature skins, or very dry skin needing extra hydration.


Epionce Renewal Facial Cream

Rich creamy texture ideal for dry skin, this nourishing cream strengthens skins barrier, prevents inflammation which can cause premature ageing whilst reversing the signs of ageing.

Timeless Truth

Glacial Snow Algae & Hyaluronic Acid Bio Cellulose Mask

Treat your skin at home with this weekly nourishing face mask. It combines Snow Algae with Hyaluronic Acid to add moisture whilst boosting and repairing collagen,


Advanced Nutrition Programme

Skin Omegas+

Premium sourced Omega 3 combined with Omega 6 and Vitamin A acts like an internal moisturiser to nourish dry skin. Results are fast and you will notice a difference to your skin within a few days. Particularly good for dry skin condition such as Eczema.


Homecare for Dehydrated Skin


Hydrating Serums

Hyaluronic Acid is responsible for keeping our skin hydrated. It does this by drawing and holding water. One molecule of Hyaluronic Acid can hold 1000x its own weight in water. This is the key ingredient to keeping skin hydrated. It can be found in multiple products, in different strengths and molecular weights. We recommend a Hyaluronic acid serum daily for anyone experiencing dehydrated skin.


SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5

A light textured hydration serum, a few drops day and night will leave skin feeling refreshed whilst enhancing skin softness, firmness and elasticity.


SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective

Think of this as a hydrator for sensitive skin. It combines Hyaluronic Acid with Cucumber and Thyme to soothe and calm.


SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator

This 2 in 1 serum hydrates and smoothes skin. Combining Hyaluronic Acid with Kombuchka (an enzyme which dissolves dead skin cells). Used every day for 8 weeks is the equivalent of a skin peel. Great for reducing and preventing milia.


SkinCeuticals H A Intensifier

With Hyaluronic Acid combined with Proxylane to stimulate body’s own hyaluronic acid, H A Intensifier is a powerful correction serum. Added liquorice and purple rice
prevent the break down of hyaluronic acid. Anti-aging and plumping, this is ideal for refining lines and wrinkles as well as prolonging the life of dermal fillers.


Dermaquest Advanced B5 Hydrating Serum

Combining Hyaluronic Acid with Panthenol (vitamin B5) just one pump morning and evening of this serum deeply hydrates the skin,
enhances skin softness, firmness and elasticity.

Timeless Truth

Triple Effect Hyaluronic Acid Ultra Hydrating Mask

This weekly at home treatment rich in Hyaluronic acid to boost skin hydration whilst reducing fine lines and wrinkles


Advanced Nutrition Programme

Skin Moisture Lock

An anti-ageing formula combining Hyaluronic acid with Ceramides, improves wrinkle depth and smoothness hydrating from the inside out.

It is important to remember dehydrated skin is a skin condition.
Whilst we can add hydration to relieve symptoms we also need to find the cause. Other products can be added into your routine to prevent skin dehydration becoming long term

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