Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is a common condition that affects people regardless of skin type. You can have oily, dry, combination, or sensitive skin and still have dehydrated skin.

Having dehydrated skin means that your skin lacks the right amount of water to keep it supple and healthy. When your skin is dehydrated, it could look dull and feel itchy and sensitive. Dehydrated skin also makes your skin more susceptible to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Keeping your skin hydrated would definitely involve drinking adequate amounts of water. But with the emergence of new skin technologies, it is now possible to instantly reverse dehydration and have supply, fresh, and healthy skin.

Dry Skin vs. Dehydrated Skin

Dry skin vs. dehydrated skin may sound interchangeable as they could have the same signs and symptoms. But they are actually two different skin entities.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is a skin type. The skin is classified into skin types, which include normal, dry, oily, and combination. People with dry skin type lack adequate amounts of natural oils, or sebum, in the skin.

Your skin type is something that you inherit based on your genes. Still, certain health conditions such as hormonal imbalance or an underactive thyroid can cause or worsen dry skin.

Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is a skin condition that is described by inadequate amounts of water in the skin. While people with dry skin lack natural oils, those with dehydrated skin lack ample amounts water in their skin.

Dehydration of the skin is caused by various factors such as weather, diet, and lifestyle. These factors diminish the water content of the skin, making the skin look brittle and dull. It is interesting to note that all skin types can become dehydrated, even oily skin.

The good news is that dehydrated skin is a temporary condition and can easily be reversed by lifestyle changes and skin treatments.

Causes of Dehydrated Skin

Anything that can deplete the water content of the skin can cause dehydrated skin. Factors that can cause dehydrated skin are the following:

Not drinking enough water


Increased sweating due to exercise

Dry air or windy air

Lack of sleep

Harsh skincare products

Signs of Dehydrated Skin

Knowing the telltale signs of dehydrated skin can help you ascertain if you do have one. Here are the 5 most common signs of dehydrated skin:

Itchy skin

Most people with dehydrated skin experience an itchy sensation, described by having the constant need to scratch. Itchy skin is the consequence of reduced moisture in the outer layer of the skin. You may also feel your skin becoming tight or may notice that it has become flaky due to lack of moisture.

Dull, rough skin

Having dull, rough, tired-looking skin is another telltale sign of dehydration. Enough water and moisture levels in the skin help in maintaining and regulating essential cell processes, including cell renewal and repair. If you do not have adequate skin hydration, dead skin cells accumulate on the skin surface and are not replaced by younger, healthier cells. This results in dull and uneven skin appearance.

Sensitive skin

Inadequate hydration can also make your skin more sensitive to various environmental stressors such as changes in weather, pollution, and bacteria. These stressors could worsen the condition of your skin and cause symptoms such as redness, irritation, and even breakouts.

Wrinkles and fine lines

Because of limited cell turnover due to inadequate hydration, wrinkles and fine lines may become more visible in dehydrated skin. Wrinkles due to dehydration appear as interconnected triangular fine lines.

Does not bounce back

A simple test that you can do to check if you have dehydrated skin is the pinch test. All you need to do is to lightly pinch the skin on your cheek. If your skin does not bounce back and instead forms wrinkles after you let go, it is highly likely that you have dehydrated skin.

Treatment for Dehydrated Skin

The number 1 recommendation for people with dehydrated skin is to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. The good old health advice still stands – drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. But if you are in a hot and humid area or if you are exercising and sweating profusely, it is highly recommended that you increase your water intake.

But if you want your dehydrated skin to be treated in no time, you may choose to undergo aesthetic skin treatments that effectively target and treat the signs of dehydrated skin.


Profhilo® is a unique bio-remodeling skin formulation that contains pure hyaluronic acid. The high amounts of hyaluronic acid in Profhilo® improves skin hydration, thereby reducing the signs of dehydration on the skin. Profhilo® also promotes collagen production and stimulates cell turnover and tissue remodeling. These effects result in improved skin structure and a healthy, glowing skin.


Skinboosters contain high concentrations of hyaluronic acid and are intended to enhance skin hydration and lock in moisture in the skin. Aside from hyaluronic acid, Skinboosters also contain antioxidants, amino acids, and other nutrients that work synergistically to keep the skin moisturized, plump, and healthy.


Rejuran® contains highly purified concentrations of polynucleotides extracted from wild salmon. These polynucleotides restore hydration and elasticity of the skin by enhancing collagen and elastin production and activating cell turnover processes. The result is supple, younger-looking, bright skin.

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