Dehydrated skin or dry skin? We will now show you how you can recognize which skin type you really are.

Is your skin often scaly, cracked, tense and feels permanently dry? We will now show you whether you have dehydrated skin or dry skin.

"Dehydrated skin" and "dry skin" are two different skin conditions that have different causes and characteristics.

Dehydrated skin refers to a lack of moisture in the skin . This can be caused by various factors such as not drinking enough water, environmental conditions (like dry air or sun exposure) or the use of products that reduce the skin's moisture levels. Dehydrated skin can feel dry, tight, flaky, or sensitive . It can also lead to an uneven complexion, fine lines, and an overall appearance of tiredness. Dehydrated skin can affect people with different skin types, including oily skin.

Dry skin, on the other hand, refers to a lack of lipids (fats) in the skin. This can be due to genetics, age, environmental factors such as cold weather or dry air, and the use of harsh detergents or products. Dry skin often has an inadequate ability to retain moisture and can lead to flaking, roughness, irritation, cracking or even eczema . People with dry skin often have a generally dry complexion, which can also lead to a lack of natural skin moisture.

It is possible for a person to have both dehydrated and dry skin as these conditions can occur together. In such cases, it is important to consider both the hydration and lipid supply of the skin to restore balance and improve skin health.

Identify dehydrated skin & dry skin

It can sometimes be really challenging to correctly tell the difference between dehydrated skin and dry skin as some symptoms can be similar. However, here are some signs that may indicate dehydrated skin:

  1. Dehydration: Dehydrated skin often feels thirsty and dehydrated. It may feel dry, tense .

  2. Loss of elasticity: If you pinch your skin lightly between your fingers and it slowly springs back to its original shape, this is a sign of dehydrated skin . In contrast, well-hydrated skin would bounce back quickly.

  3. Sign of Fatigue: Dehydrated skin can have a tired or dull complexion . It could appear sallow or lackluster.

  4. Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Dehydrated skin can be prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles , especially in areas where the skin is thin, like around the eyes or mouth .

On the other hand, these signs of dry skin can be:

  1. Flakyness: Dry skin tends to feel flaky because it has trouble producing enough oils or lipids to protect the skin and lock in moisture.

  2. Roughness: Dry skin can feel rough and may have an uneven texture.

  3. Irritation or Redness: Dry skin can cause skin irritation , which can manifest as redness or itching .

  4. Eczema: Dry skin has an increased risk of eczema, which can manifest itself as inflamed, itchy or painful patches of skin .

We recommend drinking enough water for dehydrated skin, both internally (by staying hydrated) and externally through moisturizing skincare products like our Organic Baby Cream. Even if the cream is designed for baby skin , adults can also benefit from it. The Baby Cream is a high-quality, intensive moisturizer that is also very well tolerated on sensitive skin and at the same time does not contain any synthetic and skin-drying substances such as parabens, PEG, silicones and alcohol etc.). Dry skin requires the use of moisturizing products that also contain lipids to strengthen the skin barrier and lock in moisture. If you also want to have an anti-aging effect, the Organic Beauty Cream is perfect for skin that is low in moisture and lipids.

Because the advantages of the Organic Beauty Cream are not only due to the fact that we have not added water, but also to the complete composition of active ingredients with organic aloe vera juice (for moisture) in combination with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, organic oils & butter, squalane (valuable lipid mixture) etc.

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2) The hidden power, i.e. the hidden power of the active ingredients for more beautiful, younger skin: