Welcome to the all-new Miloon’s K-Beauty Guide this time about winter dehydration. As we briefly said once, dry and dehydrated skin must not me confused among each other. In today’s episode, we will go through this differences and point out causes and symptoms of skin’s dehydration.

During winter, the skin looses its hydration continuously, due to all the conditions to which it is exposed. Intense cold, wind, rapid changes in temperatures and dry weather are all factors that attack the skin and make it lose its natural sebum barrier. The result is water loss through evaporation. A dehydrated skin also becomes more sensitive, painful and responsive. Dehydrated skin is not necessarily related to dry skin, which is a skin type. Thus, skin can be oily and dehydrated, combination and dehydrated or dry and dehydrated.

Dehydrated skin is thirsty skin. While its symptoms overlap with that of dry skin – which usually feels tight, itchy and irritated – dehydrated skin is sensitive, flaky and has dull skin tone.

Anyone can get dehydrated skin, even those who have dry skin type. This is because dehydrated skin can be caused by diet, lifestyle, incorrect use of skin care products, and environmental factors. This means that you can have skin that naturally lacks oil as well as water, even as dehydrated skin can feel oily and tight.
Unlike dry skin which is a skin type defined by lack of sebum or oil, dehydrated skin is a condition caused by lack of moisture.

Generally, dry skin has small pores because the hair follicles are not dilated since there is very little sebum coming out. In contrast, under the magnifying glass, dehydrated skin has tiny triangular fine lines, a phenomenon similar to soil cracks when drought occurs. This means that fine lines on forehead are not necessarily signs of dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin might result in more visible pores.




Despite they might look like similar, Dry and Dehydrated skin are two very different concepts. Not sure which one applies to you? Do s simple test and check out the signs of your dehydrated skin.
To check for truly dehydrated skin, do a pinch test: When the skin on the back of your hands is pinched, it remains in that shape for a few seconds before dropping back slowly, unlike a well-hydrated skin which snaps back right away.




A compelling need to scratch following sun exposure or external elements like wind and extreme temperatures changes can zap moisture from the outer layer of your skin. This causes a tight, itchy sensation that is often accompanied by flaking, regardless of the amount of oil on your skin’s surface.



The main consequence of dehydrated skin is an increase in sensitivity. According to the International Dermal Institute, “dryness and dehydration are precursors to sensitized skin.” When your skin’s moisture barrier is disrupted, it cannot properly protect itself from external stressors. As a result, irritants like bacteria and pollution can penetrate its outermost layer, worsening symptoms like redness, itchiness and irritation.



Does your skin have an overall dull and tired appearance? Dehydration affects your skin’s ability to perform essential functions like cell turnover. Without adequate hydration, your skin does not shed its outer layer frequently enough, and dead cells accumulate on its surface. This contributes to clogged pores, congestion and a lackluster complexion.



“Gently pinch the skin on the cheek. If it looks like you have fine lines, you are dehydrated,” advises skin care expert Joanna Vargas. Dehydrated skin often displays accelerated signs of aging; however, unlike smile lines or crow’s feet, these wrinkles appear as a network of tiny, triangular fine lines.

We have chosen these three products that could work as a starting point to restore the original condition of your skin.

A good start is Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner is an improved formula of moisturizing toner created without the use of essential oils. Its light, gentle gel formula hydrates, smoothes and improves skin density. Boosting with hyaluronic acid and Asian pennywort, the toner evens out the hydro-lipid balance of the skin and soothes irritation.

Also, why not checking Frudia Blueberry. This is a hydrating and nourishing toner containing 88% berries extracts obtained from the crystal clear island of Jeju. Antioxidants and anthocyanins contained in the product prevent the action of free radicals, revitalize and provide the optimal level of hydration.

Last but not least, you could check out Missha Time Revolution Nutritious Toner. Moisturizing toner based on black lentils, enriched with a plant complex (extract from angelica and chamomile). It nourishes, smoothes and firms dry, matte skin. It soothes irritations and evens skin pH for an In-depth hydration of dry skin from the inside. A series of cosmetics for dry skin, devoid of glare with a tendency to flake. Contains butter created in the process of fermentation of black lentils and soy milk, thoroughly nourishes, hydrates, moisturizes and smoothes the skin.
It has polyglutamic acid to form a thin, moisturizing layer that protects the skin against transepidermal water loss.

Well, today you have learned to distinguish between naturally dry and dehydrated skin. If unfortunately your skin is dehydrated, do not despair. On there are lots of products to choose from to bring back the radiance you need. Find out now.