Is There Really Any Difference Between Dry Skin & Dehydrated Skin?

Is There Really Any Difference Between Dry Skin & Dehydrated Skin?

Dry skin, Dehydrated skin…potata, potato…tomata, tomato, right?

NOPE, not even close!

Remember in our last Tahitian POW when we talked about having a balanced Armor aka Acid Mantle? We mentioned that the skin’s Armor “requires a balanced combination of oils (lipids) and water (hydration) in order to maintain a healthy complexion.

Well, when that oil (lipid) balance is lacking, we end up with a skin type called DRY skin. The skin’s oil glands literally do not produce sufficient amounts of oil. This leaves the skin feeling tight, rough, dry and possibly even itchy or flaky. Dry skin appears to age much faster as well. This is NOT good news in a world where anti-aging is the name of the game.

Next, when the water (hydration) balance is lacking, we end up with a skin condition called DEHYDRATED skin. This means the skin is literally thirsty and unable to retain or draw hydration to the cells.

Dehydrated skin can occur on BOTH OILY & DRY skin types. It can appear to be oily, acne prone, have uneven texture, be flakey, feel tight, and or have fine lines and wrinkles. This skin condition is often caused by the use of low-quality skincare products containing harsh or irritating ingredients, or products that strip the skin of natural surface oils. Insufficient water consumption, environmental pollutants, poor diet, smoking, alcohol use or extreme weather conditions may also play a large role in dehydrated skin.

So now what?

How do we get to the bottom of all this?

First, it is important to understand HOW to properly rehydrate the skin based on whether you have a skin type (Dry) or a skin condition (Dehydrated).

Don’t go into systems overload, but we are going to throw just one more technical term your way… Transepidermal Water Loss (aka TEWL). TEWL is the term describing the process of the skin losing moisture. This takes place when the skin doesn’t have adequate sources to draw from and hold moisture in the numerous layers of skin.

Meet the Rockstar of humectants- Hyaluronic Acid.

It has the ability to draw moisture from the air and within our system. In fact, it’s such an incredible humectant it not only draws the moisture to the skin but is actually capable of retaining 1000 times its weight in moisture!

Think about it, 1 part of Hyaluronic Acid can hold 1000 parts of moisture! IMPRESSIVE, eh?

Hyaluronic Acid is also a naturally occurring component in our skin but with age and various environmental offenses can be quickly depleted, leaving skin Dry or Dehydrated.

Fear, not our treasured Pearl Family, Tahitian Pearl offers an incredibly nourishing and truly NATURAL Hyaluronic Acid with Vitamin C and vegan-friendly Collagen in a Gel Serum! Shop our products here. 

Now that we’ve covered getting hydration to the skin, how do we seal the deal?

Easy peasy!

Legitimately WHOLESOME, non-comedogenic oils (lipids).

Hey, DON’T THOSE OF YOU WITH OILY SKIN STOP LISTENING/READING, because your skin needs this source of balanced nourishment just as much as the rest of us. Here’s the skinny, WE ALL NEED THE BALANCE OF OIL & WATER!

Way too many skincare companies have taken the low road by utilizing poor quality oils all in the name of the almighty $$$$$!

Don’t misjudge the life-changing benefits and role of superior lipids in balancing ALL complexions. Tahitian Pearl’s Ser`YUM is like NO OTHER on the market. We have been extremely scrutinizing in our efforts to source only the best of the best. That means superior QUALITY comes LONG before that almighty dollar in cost.

Our goal is to seriously offer as many wholesome nourishing ingredients for the skin as we possibly can. Why you might ask… BECAUSE WE SINCERELY CARE ABOUT HELPING EACH AND EVERY MEMBER OF THE PEARL FAMILY! XOXOXOXOXOX


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