Is Your Skin Dry or Just Dehydrated? Find Out Now

Woman treating dry and dehydrated skin with lotion

Stressed out, haven’t slept in days — for the last two months, you’ve spent an extended period of time indoors. Not quite the pre-summer hype you had in mind. We completely understand.

And to top it off, you’re now experiencing dull, summer-feigning, dry quarantine skin. Or is it dehydrated?

Let’s take a step back and evaluate your sallow skin. Learn how to tell the difference between dehydrated and dry skin and how to give both a much-needed boost.

What is Dry Skin?

Dry, flaky skin is a long-term issue that only certain people will experience. Dry skin is lacking sebum — ultimately becomes flaky and rough — and loses its youthful luster. It is caused by a weakened skin barrier that has a distinct lack of lipids. Without these lipids, excessive amounts of water escapes, and the skin barrier is compromised, resulting in dryness.

Odisea Insider Tip: You cannot moisturize dead, flaky skin cells back to peak health, but you can shed them. 

Dry Skin: What to Look For

  • Dry
  • Flaky
  • Itchy and inflamed

What is Dehydrated Skin?

Thirsty, dehydrated skin. It is a condition that anyone can experience, but it is temporary. Dehydrated skin occurs when there’s a lack of water in the stratum corneum, which is the top layer of the skin. An efficient stratum corneum should contain 10 to 15 percent water. When that drops below 10 percent, the skin becomes dehydrated.

Dehydrated skin may look dull, lack radiance, and may appear ashy if you have darker skin tones.

Odisea Insider Tip: Exfoliate weekly and incorporating antioxidants into your skincare routine.

Dehydrated Skin: What to Look For

  • Dull
  • Tight
  • Rough
  • Sensitive
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Booster for Dry and Dehydrated Skin

First, let’s take a simple quiz.

Yes or No – Does your skin feel flaky and rough?

Yes or No – Does your skin tighten up after cleansing?

Yes or No – Does your skin become inflamed and/or red?

Answer: If you answered yes, these are signs of dry skin.

Yes or No: Do you see fine lines present on the forehead and around the eyes?

Yes or No: Does your skin look dull and lackluster?

Yes or No: Do you have dark, undereye circles?

Answer: If you answered yes, these are signs of dehydrated skin. 

Now, let’s discuss the best products to give your dry or dehydrated skin a boost and maintain an ageless look — even if summer 2020 is a little behind.

Lotion Pearls

Discover the secret to younger-looking skin with one-of-a-kind skin-boosting CBD lotion pearls. It’s a triple threat (Hemp Oil, Vitamin B3, and Bhringraj) to truly transform your skin — helping to renew and refresh the lipid barrier as well as support natural collagen renewal. The result? Hot summer skin. Re-mixed, no-flake, and moisturized for the ultimate glow.

Coconut Face Mask

Dry and dehydrated skin can benefit from a CBD coconut face mask. Plump up the skin with moisture and instant hydration. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, the biodegradable face mask reinforces the skin’s natural barrier function in just 20 minutes.

Self-care starts now.