We’re about to blow your mind. For years, you’ve been under the impression that your skin is dry. It makes sense, right? It feels sensitive, tight, and itchy. It looks dull and irritated. And nothing seems to help—even facial oils and balms.
Here’s the secret: Your skin may not, in fact, be dry, but rather dehydrated.
There’s no escaping dehydrated skin. We all naturally lose water through the top layer of our skin. This causes our skin to feel tight and dry and exacerbates the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also lead to breakouts, irritation, and dry patches.
What’s a girl to do? Get your skin some water! Anhydrous (water-free) products such as oils and balms alone won’t help. For best results, enlist a triple play.