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What is dry skin?

Do you know the difference between dry and dehydrated skin? In this film, our Mixa dermatologist Dr Emma explains how she commonly defines dry and dehydrated skin. 

Watch to discover some useful hints and tips on how to get rid of your dry skin and how to best look after your skin from the inside, such as ensuring we are sufficiently hydrated by drinking plenty of water. 

Dr Emma also shares suggestions of what we can be mindful of in order avoid our skin becoming dehydrated, such as central heating and really hot showers. 

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The content reflects the opinions of Dr Emma Wedgeworth and is intended as general information only. You should seek advice from a professional before altering your diet, starting any new regime or course of conduct.

"Hello everyone , welcome to another film at the Mixa House . Bonjour Emma ." Max

"Bonjour Max ." Dr Emma

"What is dry skin?" Max

"Dry skin is actually a type of skin, if you are born with dry skin, that is the nature of your skin and that’s probably just a tendency within you." 
Dr Emma

"But what about dehydrated skin?" 

"That can be any type of skin, but actually it has been dried out by something. You have to make sure you’re drinking enough water, because if you are aren’t, and you’re quite dehydrated inside then actually in can dry your skin out."
 Dr Emma

"Water. Ok I’ll drink that." Max 

"Then you have to think about things from the outside. Think about things like central heating. That can be really drying. Really hot showers. Do you like a really hot shower?" Dr Emma

"Oh, I love them." Max 

"Ok. So don’t have them too hot though, and think about what you’re putting on your skin as well . So if your skin is feeling dehydrated , make sure you’re avoiding anything that’s really harsh. Detergents or alcohol based products, those can all dehydrate your skin. So switch them to a more moisturizing & hydrating type of product." Dr Emma 

"Well great. Thank you very much Emma ." Max 

"It’s a pleasure." Dr Emma