Hydration Institute

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Thoroughly researched articles and advice about hydration and health, curated by a team of Oxford scientists.

beauty & skin

Dehydration and Sunburns: How Hydration Can Help

What’s not to love about summer? The warm weather, beach trips, and the longer days are just some of the great joys of the season. While we can protect ourselves from the sun’s ultraviolet light by wearing sunscreen, clothes, and finding shade, we still may get burned during these sunnier months. So it’s helpful to understand the important relationship between hydration and sunburns. 

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Dry vs dehydrated skin: how to tell

Even if you’re not overly image or health conscious, keeping the skin in great condition is an ongoing priority in life. After all, its influence on your looks is huge while visible problems with the body’s largest organ are often indicative of underlying issues too. Poorly conditioned skin can be characterized by many features, but dryness and dehydration are the most common by far. How do I tell the difference between dry vs. dehydrated skin?

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8 ways to fix dehydrated skin

The human body is roughly 60% water while the skin is our biggest organ by far. Naturally, then, the links between dehydration and damaged skin are colossal. In fact, even a 1-2% dehydration level can take its toll on the body with the skin being one of the first body parts to show it.

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Dehydration skin test: how-to

Do you suffer from dry skin despite having naturally oily skin? If so, the reality is that you might not have dry skin at all. It’s very likely that what you actually have is a case of dehydrated skin instead.

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Why is my skin so dry?

‘Tis the season for dry winter skin. While we’re cuddling up to fireplaces and doning fluffy (—and dare I say ugly) sweaters, dry skin is there to ruin the festive mood. Before we resort to slathering our skin in lotion the texture of egg-nog, let’s backup to understand why our skin gets so dry in the winter. 

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Dehydrated Skin Symptoms

Contrary to popular belief, dehydrated and dry skin aren’t the same. You may have similar symptoms from each, but there’s a key difference. While dehydrated skin is a lack of water in your skin, dry skin is a lack of natural oils in your skin. Think of it this way: dehydrated skin isn’t dry, in the same way that hydrated skin isn’t wet.

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