While dry and dehydrated may seem interchangeable terms, they are actually quite different when it comes to your skin. Both indicate your skin needs intentional treatment in order to feel and look its best.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is skin that is low in sebum or oil. If you have dry skin, you likely suffer from discomfort associated with tightness or itching.

Causes of Dry Skin

Some causes of dry skin include:

  • Genetics
  • Extreme temperatures (either hot or cold)
  • Harsh skin care products
  • Medical conditions
  • Lifestyle
  • Hormones
  • Aging

Whether your dry skin comes from environmental, lifestyle, or genetic factors, there is hope for healthy skin!

Treating Dry Skin

Treat your dry skin with nourishing skin care products, and take good care of your skin barrier. Medical-grade skincare is important to ensure maximum absorption and the best possible results.

The skin barrier is the outermost part of the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. This sublayer of the skin helps contain the essential nutrients for skin health, including fatty acids and ceramides.

Dehydrated Skin

Where dry skin indicates a lack of oil, dehydrated skin indicates a lack of water in your skin.

When your skin is at its peak health, it contains around 30% water. This water is crucial for preserving the skin barrier and maintaining your skin’s overall strength and resiliency.

If you have dehydrated skin, your skin may feel tight, appear dull, and fine lines and wrinkles are likely more noticeable.

Causes of Dehydrated Skin

Some of the main causes of dehydrated skin include:

  • Lack of water in your diet
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Damage to the skin barrier

Just like with dry skin, there are treatments for dehydrated skin so you can enjoy proper skin health.

Treating Dry and Dehydrated Skin with Hydrafacials®

Although dry skin and dehydrated skin are health issues stemming from different causes, treatments can look quite similar.

Nourishing skin care products, a nutrient-dense and hydrating diet, and intentionally protecting your skin’s barrier are ways to heal dry or dehydrated skin.

Another way to soothe your skin with some tender, loving care is with a Hydrafacial.

What Is a Hydrafacial?

A Hydrafacial is a non-invasive and powerful treatment that combines the following:

  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Extraction
  • Hydration
  • Antioxidant protection

Overall, a Hydrafacial removes impurities from the skin while delivering nourishing, moisturizing serums.

Benefits of a Hydrafacial

Hydrafacials benefit your skin health and overall complexion by offering hydration and nutrients to the skin. This results in the following:

  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increased firmness
  • Even skin tone
  • Improved skin texture
  • Improved skin health

Hydrafacial results last between four to six weeks. For best results, get a Hydrafacial every month to keep your skin on a healthy routine.

Schedule a consultation with the experts at BodyLase® Med Spa in Cary and Raleigh to learn more about Hydrafacials.