¿PIEL SECA O PIEL DESHIDRATADA? ¡NO ES LO MISMO! 👉🔍

DRY SKIN OR DEHYDRATED SKIN? IS NOT THE SAME! 👉🔍

There is a very general tendency to use both terms interchangeably . It is totally normal since they could seem synonymous. However, they have nothing to do with each other , being two problems with different needs .

So how to differentiate both cases? Don't worry, we will dedicate this entire Kokonews to teaching you how to recognize them .

A CLEAR DIFFERENCE

When we use the adjective “dry” we refer to a type of skin that does not produce the necessary amount of sebum , which is the natural oil formed by waxes , neutral fats and free fatty acids , which is produced in the sebaceous glands of the dermis. central part of the skin, and that prevents it from drying out .

Regarding its function, sebum is responsible for providing hydration , as well as protecting against microbial invasions and external agents . 

It is true that when the sebaceous glands are too active , as occurs during adolescence , this excess sebum clogs the pores , producing acne . In the latter case, it is vital to cleanse and consume a lot of water to intensively activate the excretory function of the glands. 

For its part, dehydrated skin does produce the appropriate amount of oil. So your problem is not that, but the lack of water . This condition can be caused by numerous specific factors such as exposure to UV rays , pollution , heating ... Hormonal changes can also be a trigger, as well as poor lifestyle hygiene , inadequate cosmetic care...

This characteristic, lack of water, can affect all skin types , even oily skin, something that, however, many people overlook.

Although it is true that at some point both cases can be confused , there are very clear and obvious characteristics so that you can differentiate them .

SOME CURIOSITIES ABOUT SEBUM

Did you know that humans already produce sebum during their fetal stage? That's right , and quite a bit! And the sebaceous glands continue to be active , although less so, in the first months of life . Afterwards , they go through a stage of inactivity that lasts until they are 9 or 10 years old . It is from that moment on, in puberty , that it reaches its maximum activity , so much so that it sometimes gives rise to acne.

Did you know that it is what makes each of us have a unique body odor?

Sebum contributes, along with sweat , to the formation of the hydrolipid film on the skin's surface. This water and oil emulsion protects the skin from external agents and bacteria .

The composition of sebum is not exact from one person to another, this variation is what gives us our characteristic smell .

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY SKIN IS DRY?

If your skin is dry, these are the characteristics that define it:

  • Your skin is rough , reddish or has small cracks
  • He is sensitive and easily irritated
  • Fine texture and closed pores
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Tone off
  • Tends to have more wrinkles
  • Itching
  • skin discomfort

Possible causes of dry skin

  • Bad eating habits

What problem is not related to an unbalanced diet ? If your diet is lacking in necessary nutrients, this will irremediably affect your skin. Prioritize the consumption of fruits , vegetables and foods rich in omega 3 to reinforce your skin 's natural barrier .

  • Some synthetic fabrics 

Did you know that polyester , spandex , chlorofiber or nylon can irritate the skin? Choose breathable and absorbent fabrics that prevent excessive perspiration, especially if you do sports .

  • The heat

High temperatures can also cause dry skin. In this case, it is advisable to shower or bathe in warm water and use humidifiers that combat the heat.

  • Certain skin problems

Some skin problems such as psoriasis or eczema can cause dryness and other similar symptoms such as inflammation or itching …

How can I tell if my skin is dehydrated?

If your skin is dehydrated, pay attention to these symptoms:

  • Has flaking
  • It has oilier areas , particularly on the nostrils, forehead and chin, the famous T-zone , which compensate for water loss with greater production of sebum . This can be a risk factor for the appearance of blemishes such as pimples and blackheads.
  • Feeling of tightness , especially after washing your face
  • The pores are often dilated

POSSIBLE CAUSES OF DEHYDRATED SKIN

The cold is one of the factors involved, but there are a few more , both external and internal .

  • Stress
  • UV rays
  • Drink little water
  • Not sleeping enough or sleeping poorly
  • Consumption of coffee , alcohol or tobacco
  • Pollution
  • Air conditioning or heating
  • The use of cosmetics that are too abrasive (with too high a pH).

And as internal factors:

  • Certain diseases
  • The genes
  • The aging
  • Hormonal changes , especially menopause .

ATTENTION TO THE COLD, ENEMY OF BOTH!

The drop in thermometers affects both dry and dehydrated skin. By constricting the capillaries , oxygen and nutrients become insufficient . Additionally, the skin 's renewal cycle slows down , causing a greater accumulation of dead cells . All of this translates into a loss of luminosity and a greater feeling of tightness .

OUR RECOMMENDATION

If your skin is dry…

Do not even doubt it! OhMyKoko's ULTRA-HYDRATING SERUM is going to be your great ally. Its wise combination of active ingredients is aimed at restoring the hydrolipid barrier damaged by a lack of sebum.

Its formula includes hyaluronic acid of different molecular weights , probiotics and prebiotics , vegetable squalane and saccharide isomerate , very similar to the carbohydrate complex of human skin.

And if you are dehydrated...

If your skin is normal to combination or dry , the microbiome-enhancing ultra-hydrating serum will hydrate your skin deeply and from the deepest layers .

Combine it with the ALL IN ONE CREAM , which will intensely hydrate the most superficial layers of your skin. Thanks to its ingredients ( bakuchiol, vagan retinol, orchid stem cells, ceramides from jojoba oil, mimosa flower, vegetable squalane and gluconolactone ) your skin will benefit from its moisturizing power for up to 72 hours .

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