Dry Skin Love Blog

How Does Fall Weather Affect Your Dry Skin?

Read Featured Post

Skin Type


Dry Skin vs. Dehydrated Skin

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

You may have experienced dry skin or dehydrated skin during the cold, winter months.

Dry or dehydrated skin appears dry, rough, and may scale and flake. It may also show premature signs of aging, like surface wrinkles and loss of elasticity.

Dry skin and dehydrated skin both develop from a lack of water and water-holding substances in the skin, called humectants. However, dry skin is also lacking fats, that are found naturally in the skin, and these essential fats can be re-introduced through skincare products and dietary changes.

Read more →

What Is Very Dry Skin?

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

Very dry skin is a severe type of dry skin, with skin barrier damage and inflammation, leading to red, irritated, itchy skin.

Treatment of very dry skin can include nutrient-rich oils, balms and barrier creams, with active ingredients to help repair the skin barrier, calm redness, and soothe irritation and itch.
Read more →

Dry Skin Type vs. Dry Skin Condition: What Is The Difference?

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

Dry skin can be understood as both a “skin type” and a “skin condition.”

Skin type is what you are born with and predisposed to genetically, whereas skin condition is what happens to your skin, due to internal and external factors.
If you have dry skin type, you can also experience dry skin condition.
Read more →

What is Dehydrated Skin?

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

Dehydrated skin is skin that is lacking water and water-holding substances, called humectants.

Dehydrated skin appears dry, rough, and may scale and flake. It may also show premature signs of aging, like surface wrinkles and loss of elasticity.

Dehydrated skin can happen to anyone, regardless of skin type — if you have dry, oily or combination skin, you can still experience dehydration.

Read more →

What is Dry Skin? References Included

Posted by Dr. Natasha Ryz on

Despite how common dry skin is, it is difficult to find a clear definition of dry skin.

Dry skin is uncomfortable - it is overly tight, dehydrated, and may flake and itch. Dry skin is a seemingly simple condition that has a wide spectrum of symptoms - from mild dryness and flaking to severe itching, redness and pain

Dry skin is due to a lack of water, humectants and fats. Humectants absorb and hold water, while fats coat the skin and seal in moisture. References included!

 

Read more →