Dry versus dehydrated skin: How to know the difference and give your skin what it really needs

Mom say water

I remember how during teenage I was laughed at in class for calling an eraser a rubber! Just because I am a writer doesn’t mean I was able to differentiate between things since the time I came out of my mother’s womb, you know.

Blame it on this “scarring” experience, I’ve tried to understand the difference between things that might sound similar, but actually aren’t the same. The case in point today is that of dry and dehydrated skin. 

Surely, they might sound like potaito-pataato to you, but guess what? They’re actually pretty different skin conditions. 

Let’s start by understanding dehydration first Well, if your skin is dehydrated, it means that it lacks water. 

“Dehydration of the skin can be caused by many external factors, but the most common are weather conditions, environment, diet, and caffeine consumption,” points out Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, managing director, consultant dermatologist, and hair-transplant specialist, Medlinks Hair Transplant Clinic, Gurugram.

From consuming adequate water to fruits and vegetables, it’s you give your skin the much needed hydration Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

Basically, if you’re not drinking enough water, or your diet is majorly based on junk/packaged foods and lacks fresh fruits, vegetables or if you’re living in a highly polluted area, or simply if the weather is too dry/hot; it can suck the moisture and water from your skin, leaving it dehydrated. 

But, why does it matter?…

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