Peau sèche ou déshydratée ? Faites le test !

Dry or dehydrated skin ? Take the test!

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We are often confused concerning the difference between dry and dehydrated skin. When the skin is dehydrated, it means that it is lacking of water. Dry skin on the other hand is a skin that is lacking of fat.

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How to know if your skin is dry or dehydrated?


  • My skin is tight since many years
  • My pores are slightly noticeable
  • My complexion is dull
  • My skin is fine, rough and lacks smoothness
  • My skin presents dry patches and/or desquamation

Do you recognize yourself in at least 3 of these statements? Your skin is definitely dry.


  • My skin is tight after showering, cleasing my face or when I'm outside
  • My skin is not always feeling incomfortable
  • My skin feels incomfortable but only in some areas of my face, the rest of my face tends to shine, especially in the T-zone area
  • My pores are noticeable on certain areas of my face

Do you recognize yourself in at least 3 of these statements? Your skin is simply dehydrated.

All skin types (dry, oily of combination skin) can suffer from dehydration, but it can be only temporary or due to certain factors such as pollution, stress or seasonal changes. Thus, you can have dry AND dehydrated skin!

Give appropriate care to your dry or dehydrated skin

How to look after dry skin?

  • Regularly exfoliate your skin with a super-soft scrub to eliminate dead skin but also to help your skincare to penetrate better. For example, you can use the Double Action Smoothing Scrub.
  • Adopt a good makeup removal routine
  • Use an oil-based makeup remover and apply a night skincare treatment formulated with natural oils such as the Repair Night Serum.
  • Protect your skin and help it regain its comfort with a moisturizing and soothing serum, such as the Soothing Serum Lotus and Cotton.

How to look after dehydrated skin?

  • Drink a lot of water in order to regulate your skin moisture level.
  • Apply an hydrolat or a lotion such as the Damask Rose Toning Lotion before applying your day and night cream to allow them to better penetrate the skin and multiply their action.
  • Apply a night mask, such as the Intense Moisturising Mask.
  • Protect your skin against external aggressions: pollution, tobacco smoke or cold with a mist like the Hydra-Defense Anti-Pollution Mist.

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