How can dry skin be distinguished from dehydrated skin?
When the skin is rough to the touch, lacks radiance and has apparent fine lines of dehydration, it is suffering from water loss: the skin is dehydrated. It therefore needs to be moisturised intensively in order to restore the hydrolipidic film on the surface of the skin and encourage the natural hydration mechanisms. If the skin feels uncomfortable, irritated or tight and shows traces of peeling, it is short of lipids: the skin is dry. It therefore needs to be intensively nourished, moisturised and soothed in order to get that feeling of comfort back.