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Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin | The Difference

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin | The Difference

How I’ve missed you, my friends. Thank you, for your patience and your beautiful messages during my absence. They’ve meant more to me than you can imagine. Today’s video is about basics. I get asked so much about how to determine dehydrated skin vs dry. Infact, many of you with oily skin are very confused as to why your skin still feels tight and flaky. I’m sharing with you my experience and what I have found has helped me. Hopefully, it’s helpful to you, too!

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This video wasn’t product-focused, but if you’re interested in looking at some of the ones that were shown :

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics*

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
Int’l –

The Chemistry Brand Hyaluronic Concentrate
US & CAN :
Global :

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence

Secret Key Aloe Soothing Moist Toner

Wayskin Donut Skin Analyzer * US –
Europe –

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

Back To Basics Skincare Avocado Repairing Oil*

Back To Basics Skincare Macademia Nut Hydrating Oil*

I’m From Honey Cream

Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
100ml –

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream*
U.S. –
Int’l –

Manyo Factory Active Refresh Herb Peel

Aquareveal Satin Bright Soft Water Peel

Dr G Brightening Peeling Gel*

Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Ausome Hydrating Double Mist

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Heimish Mist Serum Bulgarian Rose Water*

Manyo Factory Rosehip Oil Mist


My skin type : Dehydrated, sensitive. Dry in Winter. You may have a very different experience with the products I review if you have a different skin type or preference.


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This video is not sponsored. PR samples or gifts are marked with an (*) and sent to me without any obligation to review. All my reviews and opinions are based on my own experience with the products which may not be the same for everyone. This contains affiliate links which will help support this channel! If you choose to use them, thank you for your support!


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Comments (21)

  • Meagan Cawley Reply

    There is such a lack of information on dehydration! It is so confusing to find products for dehydrated skin, thank you for this video:)

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Jayarie Reply

    I'd think it was the opposite symptoms

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Wreisha Sheikh Reply

    When I wake up in the morning my nose and my mouth area are really dry and flakey but towards the afternoon my skin gets so dull and oily what should I do

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Victoria Lozano Reply

    Which peel is your favorite ? All that you recommend looks great now having a hard time choosing one at a time lol

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Doze doza Reply

    I got this symptôms (oily skin but feels dry and burning sensation and stinging but no flakiness no rash ) i got it from a moistrizer……is it dehydtrated skin ?

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Nishtha Sagar Reply

    Brb gonna drink some water

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • rkivestudio Reply

    I have dehydrated skin and I’m not sure if you’ve mentioned this before but is the hada labo hyaluronic acid lotion basically a toner & a essence?? Also do you need to put a moisturizer on after?

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Marina N. Reply

    This video helped me a lot! 🙂

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • hazirah khairi Reply

    Your explanation is so clear & easy to understand 👍👍

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • JessieSmithMusic Reply

    You are the best!!!

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Sofia Brotton Reply

    I kind of solved my dehydrated skin, and even my acne went away but i still have huge black pores… But if i clean, theeeen dehydrated again

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • A.L. Johns Reply

    So would it be safe to say that I have combination dehydrated skin?
    My forehead and nose tend to get pretty oily throughout the day, while my cheeks and mouth area are rather normal to dry, and the skin around my eyes is pretty sensitive and swells and goes very red when I'm not gentle enough.
    My face looks dull, I have dark circles under my eyes and I get acne all over my face, ironically more so on the dry areas of my face than in the oily T-zone.

    Does that mean I have to use different product on all the parts of my face?

    I don't even know where to begin!!

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Kao Xiong Reply

    I never knew there was a difference and now I do. Thanks for educating us!

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Ekaterina Kozlovskaia Reply

    Such a useful video! Thank you. Everywhere it is written just dry, oily or combination skin without mentioning dehydrated. Thank you for explaining the difference between the two.

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Joseph Compos Reply

    I don't know what to do I used benzoyl porxied and It caused a rash that burn when I use any moisturizer and water what should I do

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Andrea Hoover Reply

    Hi Renee! thanks for all the helpful videos. With so much information out there, I tend to put my trust in your advice and so far it’s been great! I have a question regarding ingredients in my final moisturizer. First I use hada labo premium hyaluronic acid to hydrate (a god send) but my top layer to seal it in has been Tratia’s liquid gold. I’ve been loving how it feels but it has come to my attention that there are silicones in the liquid gold. I have adult acne and I’ve been avoiding silicones like a nut job in all my makeup products like foundation etc. What’s your take on continuing use of the liquid gold? I know silicone is probably used often to seal in moisture but I was wondering if you had any recommendations for a similar final step fatty acid moisturizer that would be more safe for my acne prone skin (which can get very dry). Thanks!!

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Deeya Prajapati Reply

    Can jojoba oil be used for dry skin

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Ousama Kay Reply

    Love this!!!!! Thank you 🙏🙏🙏💓

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Anwarsyfq Reply

    It's true that, if i use an AHA or BHA product will make u face a little bit darker than it use to be?

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Makeup Rush Reply

    Thank you so much for this very educating video very professional as well thank you thank you thank

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • pushingdazy Reply

    My face feels oily and dry at the same time. My face gets flaky and creases. If I understood correctly, that means I have dehydrated skin. Right?

    November 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm

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