Summary of the issue



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people have dry skin

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1. Euromonitor Beauty Survey 2020

That dull skin that feels tight and becomes less supple and comfortable: is it dry or dehydrated? The question may seem trivial, but it is important because depending on the answer, you will not take care of your skin in the same way.

The first thing to know is that while dry skin is permanently dry (it is a skin type), dehydrated skin is only temporary (and can affect all skin types). However, dry skin and dehydrated skin have one thing in common: in both cases, the skin is lacking in lipids.

In the case of dry skin, the skin lacks sebum. In the case of dehydrated skin, the moisture in the epidermis evaporates too easily due to internal and external factors.

In order to properly respond to the needs of the skin and reduce the associated discomfort, it is necessary to provide care adapted to this fragile skin. And not to get it wrong!



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Dry skin or dehydrated skin?

In clinical terms, dry skin and dehydrated skin are very similar. However, it is essential to differentiate them in order to give them the appropriate skincare products, especially during key moments for your skin, such as pregnancy or winter season.

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Understanding and taking care of dry skin

Dry skin is the result of lack of lipids in the skin. In short, dry skin essentially lacks body oils (and this lack increases with age). How to nourish it? How do I care for particularly dry areas of the face, legs or hands?

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Recognise and take care of dehydrated skin

Dehydrated skin is only occasional and can affect both oily and dry skin! Its main characteristic is that it struggles to retain moisture within the epidermis and maintain a good level of hydration. How to identify it? How can you help to regain its balance?


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