Is your skin Dry or Dehydrated? Understand your skin to treat it better.

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Here we are with a crisp guide on one of the most common skin questions; the difference between Dry and Dehydrated skin. For those who are new to the skin game, welcome to the complex world of skin talks but don’t worry, we are here to simplify things.

Understanding what’s going on with our skin can get really confusing sometimes especially when two different situations look and feel pretty much the same. We are talking about Dry vs Dehydrated skin today and we know that at some point we all must have thought these two are the same. If your skin feels tight, flaky, and sensitive, there are equal chances of it being either dry or dehydrated and maybe both. Yes, these situations can leave similar effects on your skin but that doesn’t mean the solution is that simple.

The Basic Difference

If your skin is dehydrated then it lacks water and if it’s dry by nature then there will be a lack of oil, as simple as that. 

Now the hard part, how to know if your skin needs oil or water? When your skin ‘type’ is dry, it lacks normal oil production, looks dull, and feels dry all over (face, scalp & body). Dehydrated skin is a ‘temporary condition’ and it doesn’t matter if your skin type is dry or oily, dehydrated skin can experience frequent breakouts, itchiness, and sensitivity. 

Hydration vs Moisture

Straight up facts, Dehydrated skin needs Hydration and Dry skin needs Moisture.

Dehydrated skin lacks water retention within the skin, things can worsen during winter and cold months. Your skin needs Humectants, a skincare agent that attracts moisture and prevents the loss of water. Natural ingredients like Honey, Aloe vera, and Glycerine can really help.

You are born with dry skin and just like all other skin types, your skin needs the right products to stay in balance and it’s not that much of a concern. You need soothing Emollients to soften your skin and lock in all the moisture. Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Almond oil, and Avocado oil are some of the best natural emollients.

Let us solve it for you

The major problems with both these skin concerns include dead skin cell build-up and loss of skin nutrients. What you need is, to keep your skin stash chemical-free and natural. Use a mild cleanser, exfoliate and use nourishing face masks once/twice a week and moisturize accordingly. Keep it simple and fuss-free with Ikkai’s organic skin-foods, we have something special for all your concerns and the best part is we are natural and preservative-free.

Scrub-off with Almonds

Ikkai’s Awesome Almond scrub has Vitamin E and Almond oil as its star ingredients. The nourishing and non-abrasive formula is soft on your pores, deeply cleanses and unclogs impurities while keeping your skin soft and nourished.

Choco Delight Face mask

After a gentle scrub, we have a full-proof hydration plan with a chocolatey twist. Ikkai’s Choco Delight face mask is a delicious blend of nourishing Cocoa and Shea butter. This moisturizing face mask is all your skin needs for that soft and plump feel.

Seal it with Soufflé

We have made a tasty Raspberry and Strawberry soufflé for your skin, would you like to try it? You read it right, our soft and fluffy Berry Blush soufflé will deeply hydrate your skin, making it feel fresh and bright in just 10 minutes.

What products are you excited to include in your Winter Holy Grails? We hope this helped you sort your skin needs better.


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