The difference between dry and dehydrated skin - take the test today
It’s been all about dewy and glowing skin over the last few years, a trend many of us have been seeing everywhere. If you’re someone with dry or dehydrated skin, don’t worry! You can definitely achieve the look of a dewy glowing goddess too! But first, it is important to figure out whether your skin is dry or just dehydrated (yes, there is a difference!) in order to do the best for your skin. Although dry and dehydrated skin may have similar qualities, there is a way to tell which you have.
With dry skin, you may experience flakiness, redness, irritation and increased incidence of psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis. On the other hand, having dehydrated skin means your skin lacks water. This can happen to anyone, even if you have oily skin! With dehydrated skin, you may notice darkness under your eyes or tired looking eyes, itch, skin dullness and more pronounced fine lines and wrinkles.
The Pinch Test
Although this is not a definitive test, it is a quick at-home way to see if your skin is dehydrated. All you have to do is pinch your cheek for a few seconds and let go. If the skin bounces back quickly, you’re most likely not dehydrated. However, if it takes a few seconds, you may be dehydrated. A more definitive way to know would be to have a consultation with our consultants at BMF. They would be able to give you a more accurate answer and provide the appropriate treatment solutions.
Take a look at BMF’s treatments which target dehydrated and dry skin:
For dehydrated skin
Renewal Action Treatment
This treatment treats the skin effectively with its remarkable synergism of Bio-Placenta, Growth Factors & Neuropeptides developed specifically to cope with signs of changes caused by intrinsic and extrinsic factors which require immediate attention for recovery and prevention.
Hydraintense Solution Treatment
This treatment delivers rejuvenating effects of the purest form of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Its moisture-binding characteristic is vital when it comes to reducing the signs of skin ageing. One gram (0.03 ounce) of HA can hold up to six litres of water! One of the qualities of youthful skin is its ability to hold water and retain a balanced amount of moisture. This ingredient helps quench cells to restore hydration levels and cell metabolism.
For dry skin
Cellular Age Reversa
A luxurious facial treatment that uses the Derma Electroporation (DEP) technology to administer a cocktail of supercharged active ingredients deep within the skin to achieve visible results, proven by science and trusted by many. DEP technology is the non-invasive alternative to injectables, and it is FDA approved and safe.
Check out our full range of treatments here
There may also be some things you’re doing that could be drying or dehydrating your skin further.
- Not drinking enough water or consuming enough water-rich fruits and vegetables
Drinking enough water every day will ensure you are hydrated, which will keep your skin feeling soft and supple. However, if you find it difficult to up your water intake, try to add more water-rich fruits and vegetables to your diet.
- Washing your face with hot water
Did you know that hot water dries out your skin further? Try washing your face with lukewarm to room temperature water instead.
- Not using a humidifier
Humidifiers add moisture into the air, which will prevent your skin from drying out in an air-conditioned room.
- Not using sheet masks regularly
Using a hydrating sheet mask 1-2 times per week can do wonders for your skin and keep its hydration levels up! Our all-time favourite is the BMF Skin Revival Mask. This natural bio-cellulose mask is empowered by active ingredients to deeply hydrate, brighten, and even out the appearance of lines. Its formulation reduces redness, swelling, and irritation; damaged skin is soothed and rejuvenated quickly.
BMF TIP: Leave the mask in the fridge for 10-15 minutes before you put it on. You’ll thank us later!
- Leaving out a hydration serum from your skincare routine
All skin types and conditions need some form of hydration to ensure balance. This extra skincare step will make all the difference. The BMF Cell Booster Serum will make a great addition to your skincare routine as it targets to remove signs of stress, tiredness and lacklustre conditions caused by external aggressions. It also contains a high concentration of Taurine and Revitalising Marine Actives to restore the skin's vitality and brilliance and fight against dehydration. Your skin will feel soft, toned and radiate with a natural glow.
If you’re looking for a skincare revamp, we recommend our Dewy Booster Kit. It’s important to always change up your skincare because over time, your skin needs change too!