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How to Tell If You Have Dry Skin

By Manna Zel

Do you have dry skin, or is it just dehydrated? In the words of YTTP’s Director of Education, Laura Cline, “Dry skin is something we’d consider a skin type, meaning that you’re born with it.” The outermost layer of your skin’s epidermis regulates your skin’s moisture, but when your skin naturally produces a low amount of oil, it’s considered dry. Dehydration, on the other hand, is a condition in which your skin lacks water. 

For a visual indicator, “Assess the size of your pores and where they’re larger in relation to your jawline,” says Cline. “Most people with dry skin would have pores that are visible around the sides of their nose and maybe on their nose as well, but it won’t fan out to your full T-zone.” When dry skin isn’t being treated properly, Cline says it might feel tight or look lackluster. 

When you’re treating a dry skin type, look for products that won’t strip your skin, but will instead gently restore moisture. Keep your skin from feeling rough or looking dull by using a pH-balanced cleanser like YTTP’s Superfood Cleanser and moisturizing post-cleanse with ingredients like reishi mushroom, squalane, and shea butter. Cline recommends following your cleanser with humectants like the Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist and Superfood Firm + Brighten Serum, made with hyaluronic acid, a molecule that naturally hydrates your skin. Then apply Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil to your skin and when you’re done, lock in all that moisture with the Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream, which will deeply hydrate your skin without making it feel greasy. Best of all? You can find them all in Your Youth Regimen Kit for Dry Skin.

Do you still have skincare questions or concerns? Schedule a free 15-minute, personalized consultation powered by Youth To The People’s team of experts to learn more about your skin type and get your questions answered.

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