Dry vs. Dehydrated: What Is Your Skin Trying to Tell You?

Posted by Kettle Care Team on Nov 15th 2022

Dry vs. Dehydrated: What Is Your Skin Trying to Tell You?

Does it ever seem like no matter how much lotion or cream you use on your skin, it still feels dry? Your skin is trying to tell you something — it isn’t dry. It’s dehydrated.

Although people often use these two words interchangeably, they’re not the same. And understanding the difference between the two can change your relationship with your skin forever.

The difference is simple. Dry skin is lipid-deficient. Dehydrated skin is water-deficient. To keep your skin happy and healthy, you need to treat it with both lipids and water. That’s why oils/butters WITH hydrosols/Aloe Vera juice/water are so important — for every skin type! Not only do they support your skin’s natural barrier, but they provide all the lipids and hydration your skin craves.

If you only do one thing for your skin, make it oil WITH a water base crème emulsion. Trust us — you’ll see a dramatic difference.

Here at Kettle Care®, we use raw Montana beeswax to create the most  moisturizing and hydrating products possible. Beeswax is a natural emulsifier, which means it binds oils with water. And that’s not the only reason we love beeswax. It comes with skincare benefits of its own.

Beeswax prevents your skin from losing water — keeping it soft and thoroughly hydrated — all without clogging your pores. This makes it the perfect ingredient for sensitive or acne-prone skin that still craves deep hydration.

Listen to what your skin is trying to tell you. If the creams and lotions you’re using leave your skin feeling dry and cracked, it’s time to try something new. It’s time to try Kettle Care®.