Dry skin and dehydrated skin have different causes but can feel pretty similar. Skin can feel like itchy, tight, and rough texture.

For dry skin, the skin doesn't make enough oil to stay moisturised and protect itself. Things like weather, getting older, and taking long, hot showers can make dry skin worse.

For dehydrated skin it is important to know that it is a temporary skin condition, rather than a skin type and that it is possible for dehydrated skin on your face to feel both oily and dry at the same time. You may also notice more pronounced fine lines and wrinkles which is why dehydrated skin is sometimes also confused with premature skin ageing.

A consistent skincare routine that features gentle, hydrating products can help restore comfortable-feeling skin for those with both dry and dehydrated skin.