Dehydrated and Dull Skin
Dehydrated skin means that your skin is lacking water. It can be dry and itchy and perhaps dull looking, too. Your overall tone and complexion may appear uneven, and fine lines are more noticeable.
While dehydrated skin can be a nuisance, it’s relatively easy to treat. Treatment begins from the inside out to replenish and maintain hydration throughout your body.
Dehydrated skin can appear dry, but it’s not the same has having a dry skin type. Dehydrated skin is sometimes discussed synonymously with dry skin. However, these are two different phenomena. While dehydrated skin lacks water, dry skin lacks natural oils (also called sebum). Also, dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is considered a condition.
Your skin usually needs help with added hydration to protect from further moisture loss.
Dehydration can cause the following:
- Darker under-eye circles
- Sunken eyes
- “Shadows” around the face (especially under the eyes and around your nose)
- Increased incidence or appearance of fine lines and surface wrinkles