Dry & Dehydrated Skin
Dry skin is a specific condition which occurs when the sebaceous glands are completely inactive or the natural excretes of sebum is minimal. Dehydrated skin is typically the lack of moisture in the stratum corneum. Even an oily prone skin can experience epidermal dehydration, therefore dehydration is a lack of water, not oil. Often, the sebaceous oil activity can still be normal – or even overactive – in dehydrated skin.
Understanding Dry & Dehydrated Skin:
Dry skin: is a lack of natural oil. The pores on a dry skin type are normally much smaller, the skin is visibly flaky and appears dull. Dry skin can be genetic, or the reaction to medication, which causes the sebaceous gland to become inactive.
Dehydrated skin: lacks water and moisture content within the cells. Dehydrated skin is usually a temporary condition. This condition is often described as dry underneath and oily surface. To restore the natural moisture balance within the skin, it would need moisture-capturing ingredients to prevent further transepidermal water loss (TEWL), and to hydrate the skin from within by drinking enough water. Dehydrated skin concerns are mainly caused by external factors such as sun exposure, incorrect use of topical applications, harsh treatments, saunas, swimming and climate change.
Dry or dehydrated skin concerns have become one of the most common challenges, and for this reason Kalahari has developed several effective treatment solutions. For Dry skin types, we recommend products enriched with plant lipids such as Marula oil and Kalahari watermelon seed oil. For Dry skin conditions, moisture-binding ingredients such as Resurrection plant extracts and hyaluronic acid is recommended to prevent transepidermal water loss.