So as much we would like to think there's a difference in Lotions, Creams and Body Butters and we want to see if you agree or disagree. Remember this is an open discussion and most might feel lotions work better the body butters or vise versa. But, let's jump right into the discussion. Lotion is lighter than body butter and has a non-greasy feel to it that absorbs quickly into the skin. It's actually an emulsion blend of water and oils both, making it great for those with not so dry skin.On the other hand, body butter has heavier, balmier feeling than lotion. So in other words Lotions are great for oily skin and body butters are awesome for drier skin. As body butter is way more thicker in density and tends to assist with skin that lacks moisture. Every skin type requires different treatment, care and products and everything isn't for EVERYBODY. Learn your skin type and what it's honestly telling you.
YOUR SKIN IS SCREAMING AT YOU!!
Dehydrated skin means that your skin is lacking water. It can be dry and itchy and perhaps dull looking, too. Your overall tone and complexion may appear uneven, and fine lines are more noticeable.
While dehydrated skin can be a nuisance, it’s relatively easy to treat with the right lifestyle changes. Treatment begins from the inside out to replenish and maintain hydration throughout your body.
Dehydrated skin can appear dry, but it’s not the same has having a dry skin type.
Severe dehydration and dry skin should be addressed with a doctor. As I'm not a doctor and it's always best to consult with a professional.
Dehydrated skin vs. dry skin
Dehydrated skin is sometimes discussed synonymously with dry skin. However, these are two different phenomena.
While dehydrated skin lacks water, dry skin lacks natural oils (also called sebum). Also, dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is considered a condition.
Skin types are classified as normal, dry, combination, and oily. You’re usually born with one type of skin, but it can change with age and season. When you have dry skin, your sebaceous glands don’t produce enough natural oils.
Hormonal conditions such as these don’t cause dehydrated skin. (Endocrinologist handles thyroid issues)
Signs of dry skin include:
Dry skin is sometimes associated with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, and even post-acne breakouts. However, these aren’t the same as having this dry skin type, nor are they the same as dehydrated skin.
At its definition, dehydration means that your body is losing more water than it’s taking in. Aside from not drinking enough water, this can be related to increased urination from caffeine or diuretics. It may also occur from lots of sweating from exercise.
Unlike dry skin, dehydration can cause the following symptoms:
darker under-eye circles
“shadows” around the face (especially under the eyes and around your nose)
increased incidence or appearance of fine lines and surface wrinkles
Severe dehydration can go beyond your skin and cause symptoms such as:
urination that is darker and less frequent
Dehydration can become a medical emergency in these cases. See your doctor immediately if symptoms of severe dehydration don’t improve.
Inclusion: We want everyone to love the skin their in and make sure to moisturize based off your individual needs. This is important. What may work for yourself may cause symptoms for your children. Let's open this post with discussions on skin and what advise you can provide the next woman in need of answers. Remember, consult a physician with any concerns you may have.