Difference between dry and dehydrated skin!

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“The weather is so hot out here, our skin is prone to dehydration!” Often we equate dry skin with dehydrated skin. However, it turns out that dehydration and dry skin are different! Even the causes and ways to overcome them are often different. It’s not uncommon that taking the wrong steps can make skin problems persist and not heal.

Therefore, today Serenitree will spill the beans on both skin issues. Stay tuned!

Causes & Symptoms of Dry Skin

Dryness of the skin or dry skin condition occurs due to lack of natural oils or sebum. Too low sebum levels cause the skin to lack lubrication and become dry. Automatically, the symptoms that follow include: itchy, rough, dull, and scaly. Very uncomfortable indeed!

The causes of dry skin vary. However, these are generally the culprits:

  • Genetic

Everyone’s skin type is genetically inherited. Some have normal, dry or oily skin. In this case, the oil glands in dry skin types are few and cannot produce enough sebum.

  • Allergies/exposure to harsh chemicals

Using the wrong skincare or being allergic to skincare ingredients can also be the culprit! Especially if the skincare we use contains harsh chemicals such as Phthalates or Mercury.

  • Sun exposure

UV rays at the right time and with the right protection are good for the body. But keep in mind that without protection, it can damage the collagen and elastin in the skin. The result? Your skin’s moisture and elasticity decreases.

  • Bathing with hot water / too long

If we often take long showers, especially with hot water, it is clear that the skin will dry out quickly. This is because the natural oils in the skin can be lost, leading to dry and itchy skin.

  • Medical and environmental conditions

In addition, the body’s medical condition also matters! Chronic diseases such as eczema or psoriasis often cause dry skin conditions. The same goes for climate and temperature. Environments with high temperatures and pollution can reduce skin moisture.

So, do you think your skin has these symptoms? Let’s take a look at the symptoms of dehydration so we can better compare!

Causes & Symptoms of Dehydration

Unlike dry skin, dehydration is when your body lacks fluid intake. When your body is dehydrated, your organs may not work properly. Symptoms include weakness, dry lips and skin, dark yellow urine colour, bad breath, and dizziness.

Conclusion Dehydration is NOT a type of skin problem, but rather an effect that occurs when the body is deprived of fluids.

Generally, the cause of this condition can be due to too much body fluids leaving the body. When the body expels too much fluid and is not balanced by the influx of fluid, dehydration can occur. Examples include diarrhoea, vomiting, frequent urination, fever (through sweating), and so on.

If we don’t deal with it immediately, instead of just dry skin, there could be fatal damage to all organs of the body!

How to Protect Skin from Dryness & Dehydration?

Well, now it’s pretty clear the difference between these two conditions! Of course, the solutions we need are also different. Let’s start with dry skin! Simply avoid harsh chemicals and choose skincare that is suitable for your skin type. Don’t forget to always use moisturiser, especially after your skin is clean and still moist (works best). One more thing, make sure to shower for 10-15 minutes only with cold/warm water. So easy, right?

Then we move on to the problem of dehydration. For this, we must focus more on giving the body 8 glasses of fluid intake per day (minimum). But remember, the fluid intake must be water, not soda, alcohol, tea or coffee. Secondly and no less important, we must address the cause of dehydration. Is it diarrhea or excessive vomiting? Lastly, of course, using moisturiser is a must for any skin type and skin condition!

These are just some of the solutions you can try. If the condition and symptoms worsen, we recommend consulting a professional immediately. Don’t wait until it gets worse!

Natural Moisturising Ingredients for All Skin Types

Although dehydrated and dry skin are different conditions, maintaining moisture is still the number one priority! Just like people with oily skin, they still need moisturiser. Moisturised skin is one of the indications that our skin is healthy.

If Sereni-Trees is confused about choosing a suitable moisturiser, you can start with a natural moisturiser. Besides being safer, natural ingredients are less likely to cause side effects or allergies to users. Examples of natural ingredients that are effective for hydrating and maintaining skin moisture include:

  • Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcumin, a natural anti-inflammatory compound that can help reduce inflammation in the skin. Additionally, turmeric’s antibacterial properties can rid the skin of germs and bacteria.

  • Moringa Leaf

Moringa leaves are rich in nutrients, including vitamins A, C and E, which will certainly provide nourishment to the skin. The antioxidant content of moringa can also protect the skin from free radical damage.

  • Citronella

Lemongrass gives the soap a refreshing aroma, so you can relax and calm down while bathing. This ingredient is also equipped with antiseptic properties!

These 3 natural ingredients are rather rare to find in skincare. It must be difficult for us to find? No worries! For Sereni-Trees who are curious and want to feel the moisturising effect of these natural ingredients, you can try Serenitree’s natural bar soap. This bar soap product is free from harsh chemicals, eco-friendly, halal, and has BPOM. Perfect for eczema sufferers, dry and sensitive skin. Not to forget, it can be more economical than liquid soap!

Our natural bar soap has just launched, so there is still 15% off until 10 February. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and check it out!

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