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It’s easy to think that redness or chapping means dry skin. But it’s often dehydration that’s at the heart of the problem. To find the best solution, let’s take a look at the difference between dryness and dehydration. That way, you can choose skincare products and treatments that work best for your face and body. 

Am I suffering from dryness or dehydration? 

Dry skin is a skin-type, it’s a characteristic. It’s not lacking water, but it does need a generous supply of lipids – fats. The protective film provided by your skin’s natural oils – sebum – isn’t thick enough to protect your face or body against attacks from the environment. As a result, skin becomes dry. So it’s important to give it everything it needs to nourish and soothe it.

What are the signs of dry skin?

-       Ongoing irritation across the areas of your face
-       Skin that lacks softness 
-       A dull, grey colouring 
-       Skin lacks elasticity 
-       Flaky skin
-       The appearance of fine cracking

And what if my skin’s dehydrated?

Dehydration is caused by a lack of water. It’s an occasional problem that affects all skin types. It can be caused by cold, changing temperature, weather and pollution, among other things. 

What are the signs of dehydration? 

-       Occasional chapping around the cheeks as a result of the seasons - especially winter - pollution, etc.
-       Dry lines around the corners of your eyes 
-       Appearance of reddening
-       Light prickling or irritation 

How do I combat the signs of dryness? 

Dry skin needs natural skincare products from plant, mineral or animal sources. Synthetic products can actually make things worse, so try giving your epidermal layer what it needs, with natural oils, like plant butters or oils. These help to regulate and regenerate the production of its own lipids.  Try to nourish your face and body morning and at night, but try to use beauty products with rich and fluid textures. 

How do I care for dehydrated skin? 

The best way to fight dehydration is a rich hydrating cream to help soothe its effects. Hydrating cream contains more water than lipids, so choose a fluid texture to avoid blocked pores that can be a cause of spots. You can also add a cream or a hydrating serum. It’s always best to choose natural lipids, such as oils, that will help protect against dehydration. 

Note: It’s also essential to drink plenty of water if you want to keep your skin supple and well-hydrated. 

What natural products are best for dryness? 

-       Desert date oil 
-       M’balaka oil 
-       Baobab oil

What ingredients are best to fight the signs of dehydration? 

-       Shea butter
-       Kinkeliba extract

You’ll find all these natural products in the Lakroz range of beauty products. 

Give your dry skin a treat with our Caresse Nourrissante body cream. The light, fluid texture of Lakroz Douce Protection hydrating day cream is perfect for both dry skin and dehydrated skin alike.  And our Onctueux Apaisement hydrating facial mask will give your skin maximum hydration that’s just perfect when your it needs a drink of water! 

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