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Is Your Skin Dry or Dehydrated?

It’s no secret, this summer is a scorcher for any part of the United States this year. Aside from keeping your skin protected from dangerous UV rays, it’s also essential that you keep your skin hydrated.

Hydrated skin looks great, feels great, and means that the rest of your body is most likely experiencing the benefits of hydration.

If you are prone to irritated skin during the summer, it can be tough to know whether your skin is dehydrated or just dry. Let’s get into what each skin problem entails, how you can tell the difference between the two, and what you can do to keep your skin glowing this summer.

Are Dehydration and Dry Skin the Same Thing?

Many people wrongfully associate itchy, flaking, irritated skin with dehydration. The former symptoms are of dry skin. Skin dehydration does not have the same symptoms and poses a much more long~term and dangerous threat to your body as a whole.

Signs of Dehydration

There are many ways to discover that your skin is dehydrated. Here is a closer look at the top 4 signs that you need to make some lifestyle changes and ramp up your skincare routine.

Shadows On Your Face

Dehydrated skin can dull the appearance of your skin. Once the glow you love is gone, shadows under the eyes and around your nose will begin to take shape.
This darker appearance on your skin will bring out a “sunken eye” look that is a sure sign that your skin is severely dehydrated.


Itchiness is a symptom of both dry skin and dehydration. So, if your skin starts to itch but the irritant isn’t accompanied by the usual dry skin symptoms, dehydration is likely your problem.

Changes in Surface Appearance

Wrinkles and fine lines are something most of us want to stave off as long as possible. If you find that your skin is starting to show signs of premature skin aging such as wrinkles, it’s time to consider a professional consultation with a dermatologist and start to incorporate a deep moisturizer into your skincare routine.

Failing the Pinch Test

The easiest way to tell whether or not your skin is dehydrated is the pinch test. Pinch a small portion of skin on your cheeks and let go. If it bounces back immediately, you’re all set. However, if it takes a few seconds or wrinkles up in the process, this is a sign of skin dehydration.

How Can You Rehydrate Your Skin?

If you face skin dehydration, your first step for getting rehydrated is to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Consider eating your water too, through water rich foods in delicious summer salads and smoothies. 

There are also several other lifestyle changes you can make, like consuming less alcohol, quitting smoking, and increasing physical activity, actions which will help improve dehydrated skin.

We can help at Claudiana Beautanica through our 001 (Whipped Body Mousse). Our plant~based product is perfect for maintaining healthy skin, easing oxidative stress, and giving your skin the comfort and moisture it deserves.
All it takes is one application daily to lock in moisture and give your skin the natural hydration benefits of the Claudiana Beautanica formula.


Bring Your Glow Back From Dehydration With Claudiana Beautanica

If you are experiencing skin dehydration or need help smoothing out your irritated or dry skin, Claudiana Beautanica has skincare products that will provide natural relief and help you enjoy getting out and living life this summer.

Whether you need our 001 (Whipped Body Mousse) or our 002 (Skin Soothe Ointment) for irritated skin, we have the natural products your body needs to thrive.

Explore our shop today, and treat your skin’s health well this summer!