Last week we discussed the difference between dry and dehydrated skin, and suggested how you can remedy the problem pronto. This week we're going to share some of our favorite skin care ingredients for dry and dehydrated conditions so you know what to look out for in your skin care!
As mentioned last week, dry skin needs rich and emollient ingredients. Remember, dry skin lacks oil and oil is what protects the skin. It also causes our skin to stay smooth and lubricated, alleviating flakiness and tightness. Thus, for this skin type you need to look for more emollient-based ingredients in your cleansers, serums and moisturizers.
Ingredients for dry skin:
- Shea Butter
- Mango Seed Butter
- Sesame Seed Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil and olive leaf extracts
- Mafura Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Poppy Seed Oil
- Flax Seed Oil
Dehydrated skin can have the same symptoms as dry skin, but it is a skin condition that happens as a result of a lack of water. This lack of water may be causing your skin to overproduce oil to compensate and is why you can experience breakouts or oily and flaky skin at the same time. Because your skin is still able to produce oil more frequently, unlike dry skin, you don't want to incorporate as rich of creams or oil-based products on your face. Instead you need more water-based ingredients that will hydrate your skin.
Ingredients for dehydrated skin:
- Seaweeds (Laminaria digitata and Ascophyllum nodosum)
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Alginic Acid
- Zemea or Propanediol, a skin humectant.
- Sodium PCA
- Linoleic Acid
- Aloe Vera
- Orange Water
- Waterlily extracts
Have any questions about your dry or dehydrated skin? Leave them in the comments below and we'll have one of our estheticians answer them!