Is Your Skin Dry Or Dehydrated?
Our Experts At Elixseri explain
The simple definition to the dehydration vs dryness conundrum is that dehydration is defined as a lack of water in the skin, while dryness is a lack of oil.
Dehydration is a skin condition and not your skin type. The good news is that you can easily improve it with a good skincare routine, which must include regular exfoliation. Every day, hundreds of thousands of skin cells die, but not all these dead cells are shed and instead they form a layer on the surface of your skin. This layer blocks the penetration and efficacy of the products you use and can lead to signs of dehydration: a dull complexion, flaky skin and increased lines around your eyes and nose. Removing this dead layer of skin, with regular exfoliation and by applying deeply hydrating products, will ease the symptoms of dehydration. You will soon notice a healthier dewier glow.
Which is why Elixseri and now I, recommend exfoliation as the most important step in your skincare routine to super charge whatever you use next.
Elixseri Opening Act Overnight Resurfacing Serum gently exfoliates and removes cellular debris while you sleep. This enables other products to penetrate better and deeper into the skin and also optimises cellular regeneration, for newer, fresher cells. Ideal for all skin types who are feeling dehydrated.
Dryness, on the other hand, is a genetic skin type whereby your skin is lacking in ceramides (oils). People with dry skin also tend to have dryness in other parts of their body, for example the eyes, lips and hands. They are also more prone to skin conditions, such as flaky scalp and eczema. If you have dry skin, your skin is less able to produce oils, so you will need to use serums and creams with a higher content of lipid-rich oils. Understanding whether your skin type is dry or whether your skin condition is dehydrated will enable you to choose the right products.
Elixseri Skin Meditation is a Stress Neutralising and Cellular Energy Serum, perfect for this time of year. A cottony - soft, nourishing and soothing anti - stress serum which revitalises skins suffering from the effects of internal stress or environmental aggressors such as pollution, UV or climate. This soothing serum calms irritations and provides a rich dose of goodness. Even the most stressed skins are nurtured and replenished while comfort, balance and radiance are restored. This and Opening Act are a wonderful Winter duo.