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Under the skin: hydration is the key to a flawless complexion

Demystifying the difference between dehydrated and dry skin

Regardless of your skin type hydration is one of the most important building blocks for creating a healthy complexion. Dehydrated skin is often mistaken for dry skin, whilst the reality is they’re totally different. That’s the reason why reaching for just any old moisturizer might not be helping to quench your skin’s thirst.

Decoding the difference between dehydrated skin and dry skin

You may be surprised to hear that dehydrated skin is more common than dry skin, and whilst the symptoms can be similar, the causes are different. The fundamental difference between the two skin types is that one is lacking in water whilst the other is lacking in oil. Dehydrated skin can be caused by drinking too little water, heating systems, sun exposure and cold temperatures. Dry skin is down to a lack of sebum oil on the skin’s outer layer, which makes it less effective at retaining moisture.

When we hydrate our skin we are trying to add water, whereas when we moisturize we are trying to prevent that moisture from leaving. Hydration is vital, as adequate water keeps skin plump, more vibrant and less prone to wrinkles.

All skin types need hydration

If you’re prone to oily or combination skin you may be mistakenly avoiding hydration for fear of over saturating your skin. Yet dehydrated skin has a tendency to misbehave and actually leads to more breakouts in both normal andblemish prone skin types.

Dry skin needs both hydration and moisture. Dry skin can feel tight and rough, skin may be cracked, itchy and flaky and appear red. Skin suffering from a dry spell will benefit from both increased water levels and rich moisturizing. Aquasource Nutrition is a creamy balm that intensely replenishes and acts as an emollient to lock moisture in. Loaded with 35 nutrients proteins, vitamins, amino acids and more, pure thermal plankton, helps revive the skin’s vital functions. Meanwhile it’s exclusive star ingredient, Mannose, plunges into the skin’s layers to deliver long lasting hydration.

Oily skin which is prone to a shiny complexion, pimples and blackheads needs hydration, whilst avoiding over moisturizing already oily skin. Choose a super light texture, like that of Purefect Skin Hydrating Gel , with it’s mattifying powder finish. You’ll get all the freshness and hydration of a moisturizer alongside an anti-bacterial complex to fight impurities, minimize shine, reduce pore size and fight imperfections.

Normal to combination skin types should look for the best of both worlds and opt for a hydrating moisturizer. Aquasource Cream Gel delivers 48 hours continuous hydration in a light cream texture to provide your skin ideal comfort and moisture. Extra charged in regenerating Life Plankton and moisturizing Mannose, skin is kept water plumped and radiant hour after hour.

So now you know, it doesn’t matter whether you have oily skin or super dry skin, one thing remains the same...you always need hydration for a flawless complexion.

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