Picture this gentle people: you find yourself standing on a tropical beach, sipping on a refreshing Mango Daiquiri, the wind blowing through your hair. You have been standing on the sand for quite some time now that you start to feel that tight and uncomfortable feeling underneath your once smooth tootsies (aka groovy term for feet). Or perhaps you have been standing in the sun – with sunscreen on of course and you start to notice that your skin is looking a bit dull and sallow, so you have a quick dip in the ocean for that needed bit of hydration.

 At BFF HQ we are not only fans (cheeky) of pointless whimsical beach imagery but also fans of bad analogies for dry and dehydrated skin.

 Oh, did we mention, there is a difference between the two?   

 That’s right people get your bedazzled magnifying glasses out, because we are here to help you spot the difference between Dry and Dehydrated skin.

 Dry Skin

Anyone can experience dry skin; it is a very common skin type. It is caused by a number of factors including hormonal changes, genetics or ageing. Essentially dry skin is characterised by a lack of sebum (naturally produced oil in the skin). Dry skin groovers tend to experience rough, easily irritated and red skin.

  How to Take Control of your Dry Skin

Remember that dry skin = lack of oil production. So make sure you are reaching for products that work to naturally to restore the skin's oil production levels! Our Purifying Cleanser is the perfect skin saver to make your skin balanced and smiling. 

 Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is THIRSTY, like stuck on a desert island with Tom Hanks thirsty. Dehydrated skin can sometimes be difficult to diagnose as it is a skin condition and sometimes can be confused with oily skin due to the over-production of sebum to counteract parched skin. It can be caused by environmental factors such as harsh weather and indoor heating. Oh, diet and a lack of water consumption play a large part as well.

 How to Take Control of your Dehydrated Skin

If your skin has started to feel extra tight with itchy and flaky areas on the face (not to mention the dreaded dullness), you could be experiencing dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid and Niacinamide will literally be your best friends, you can find this dynamic duo in our Clarifying Toner and Balancing Serum.

 For the Multi-Taskers Out there

Remember that dehydrated skin is a skin condition, so that means every skin type can experience dehydration, even our oily pals. If you fall under the oily/ dehydrated family, make sure you balance your life out with both water and oil. Your skin will thank you!