Dryness Vs. Dehydration: What Exactly Is Your Skin Suffering From This Winter?

Written by Sumona BoseSep 16, 2023
Dryness vs. dehydration: What exactly is your skin suffering from this winter?

Even though dehydrated skin and dryness go hand-in-hand, there is a difference between how to deal with each. Especially during the winter season, when no matter your skin type, you will suffer from some form of dry skin issues due to low temperatures and cold winds. And to make sure that the harsh weather doesn’t wreak havoc on your skin, you need to care for it right. And that will only happen once you can tell if your skin is dry or dehydrated.

So, what’s the difference? Dryness is caused by the lack of lipids that help form the protective barrier on your skin and stop moisture from leaking. Dehydration, on the other hand, is caused due to lack of water in the skin, making it look dull and feel tight.

While the distinction might sound simple, the repercussions they can have are very different. Which is why it’s essential to identify and deal with them the right way. Here are some indicators to help you distinguish between the two, and solutions to deal with them…


Dry skin vs. dehydrated skin — how to tell the difference

How to deal with dry skin vs. dehydrated skin


How to deal with dry skin vs. dehydrated skin

How to deal with dry skin vs. dehydrated skin

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Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!


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