We often mistake dry skin and dehydrated skin to be the same concern. But you’d be surprised to learn that both conditions are in fact, quite different from one another. Hence, both dry and dehydrated skin need to be treated differently too. Confused? We’re talking about the real difference between dry and dehydrated skin below…
Dry skin
 

Dry skin

Dry skin is when there is a lack of oil or sebum in your skin. Even though dry skin is mostly a hereditary problem, you can use external elements like topical creams to ensure that your skin is able to lock in the hydration. This is when oil based creams or oil based makeup are extremely beneficial for the skin.

How does it feel?

Dry skin usually feels rough and flaky. Precisely why you need to keep slathering intensely hydrating moisturisers, cold creams (during the winters) and oils to beat dry skin.

How to treat dry skin?
 

How to treat dry skin?

Dry skin needs intensely hydrating products—ones that will leave your skin feeling supple. We suggest going with the Pond's White Beauty Winter Anti-spot Moisturiser that work as a skin lightening treatment along with a cold cream to give you smooth and hydrated skin. If you think an oil based cream will do the trick for you, use the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-in-Crème. Enriched with the goodness of argan oil, this product has a non-greasy formula that feels absolutely light on the skin.

Dehydrated skin
 

Dehydrated skin

Dehydrated skin is when your skin lacks water. This is when you need to find a way to bind water to your skin—find a solution that will increase the water in your skin cells. When your skin has ample water, you can hope to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay. One of the best and most obvious ways to hydrate your skin is by drinking lots of water.

How does it feel?

Wrinkles and fine lines are easily visible in dehydrated skin. Moreover, dehydrated skin is also extremely dull and lackluster. This is when you need to up your intake of water or apply moisturiser when your skin is wet. Look for water based products that’ll induce moisture into your skin.

How to treat dehydrated skin?
 

How to treat dehydrated skin?

Other than drinking at least 4 litres of water every day, you need to ensure that you use products with hyaluronic acid that helps in binding water to the skin. Moreover, using water based creams that leave your skin looking brighter will help. We suggest using the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss range that comprises the gel crème, serum and an overnight mask—all of which contain mineral laden glacial water.