People often confuse dryness with dehydration. The two skin disorders have different caused with separate solutions. Learning which one you suffer from will help you to combat the problem. This will lead to supple, youthful skin regardless of your current age.
Dry Skin Signs and Solutions
Dry skin is rough and flaky. It often has dull patches, leaving the surface of the skin to look sickly and ill. Those with ashy patches on their skin suffer from dryness rather than dehydration.
Dry skin is caused by a lack of oil on the surface of the skin. This could be from natural causes, such as hormonal disorders or a genetic predisposition to dry skin. It could also be caused externally, due to overwashing or use of oil depleting cleansers.
The best way to combat dry skin is to use an moisturizer that encourages natural production of the oil glands. Argan oil is thought by many to be the best choice of oils to increase healthy oil production. Argan oil stimulates the skin, reduces rashes and itchiness, and is safe for sensitive skin.
To use argan oil, wash skin with a natural cleanser. Warm a few drops of argain oil in your hands and then apply to skin in a circular motion. Argan oil is gentle enough to use even on the delicate skin around the eye and mouth area.
Symptoms and Solution for Dehydrated Skin
Dehydrated skin is more deeply affected than dry skin. Dehydrated skin is lacking in moisture, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. It may become tight and unwieldy.
Dehydrated skin is combated first by drinking plenty of fluids. A body that is adequately hydrated is less likely to suffer from dehydration in the skin. You are also less likely to be overweight, have health problems, and suffer from fatigue. Unfortunately, the skin is the last organ to receive the benefits of fluid intake. Once skin has become dehydrated it can be very difficult to heal.
Along with drinking water, applying a topical solution to dehydrated skin can help to regain and retain moisture. As with dry skin, argan oil is an excellent solution. Other topical treatments that help to cure dehydrated skin include vitamin E oil and aloe.
Dry skin and dehydrated skin often go hand-in-hand. Luckily, treating dehydration skin both internally and externally can help to heal the problems associated with dry skin as well. If you suffer from one or both, we would love to hear from you.