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Dry vs Dehydrated: What is the difference?

What is the difference between dry vs dehydrated skin? Dry and dehydrated are often confused as the same thing but we are here to tell you they are not.  We will explain the difference between dry and dehydrated so you know how to treat your skin correctly. 

  • Dry skin lacks natural oil production
  • Dehydrated skin just lacks water

What is dry skin? 

Dry skin occurs when your skin loses too much oil. Dry skin is common and can affect anyone at any age. There are many courses for dry skin such as, taking hot showers, using harsh skincare products, having food and drinks that suck out the natural oils/moisture from your skin. 

Signs of dry skin 

  • A feeling of skin tightness
  • Skin that feels and looks rough
  • Itchiness
  • Flaking skin
  • Skin is scaling or peeling
  • Cracked skin
  • Fine lines or cracks


How to treat dry skin?

Because your skin is lacking in oil production, it is important to nourish your skin with healthy oils. These oils can come from cleansers and face oils. 



What is dehydrated skin? 

Dehydrated skin means that your skin is lacking water. Your skin can feel dry and itchy and perhaps dull looking. Your skin's overall tone and complexion may appear uneven with fine lines may appear more noticeable.

  • Tight-feeling skin, even after moisturising 
  • Redness 
  • Congestion 
  • Oily, shiny complexion 
  • Fine lines and wrinkles are more noticeable.

How to treat dehydrated skin?

It is time to get your skin hydrated. Hydration has to come from the inside, out. 


  • Hydrate: This one’s obvious – but up your water intake! 
  • Ensure Hyaluronic Acid is an ingrident in your skincare routine. Hyaluronic Acid increase your skin's water retention so get this ingredient into your routine. These are the products that we have that contain Hyaluronic Acid.

Collagen C Serum  Multi-Vitamin Moisturiser  Mineral BB Cream

  • Apply skincare to damp skin: When your skin is damp it’s both hydrated and is more permeable than dry skin. This allows the products you apply penetrate deeper into your skin and will be more effective. Think of your skin like a sponge, when the sponge is damp it adsorbs much more than if it was dry. 

To know more about your skin and the products it needs head take our skin care quiz.




Love from Jess xx

Sabbia Co - Marketing Coordinator 


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