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Dry & Dehydrated Skin

Definition: 

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 are normally much smaller, and the skin is visibly flaky and appears dull. Dry skin can be genetic or caused by medication which causes the sebaceous gland to become inactive.

Dehydrated skin: lacks water and moisture content within the cells which is a temporary condition.  This condition is often described as dry underneath and oily on top.  To restore the natural moisture balance within the skin it would need moisture capturing ingredients to prevent further trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) and to hydrate the skin from within, drinking enough water.  Dehydrated skin concerns are mainly caused by external factors such as sun exposure, incorrect use of topical applications, harsh treatments, sauna, swimming and climate change.

Targeted Solutions:

Dry or dehydrated skin concerns has become one of the most common challenges and Kalahari has developed 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, hyaluronic acid is recommended to prevent trans epidermal water loss.

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