Dry skin is a skin type you are naturally born with. Having a dry skin type means your skin doesn’t produce enough sebum or oil. This applies to more than just your face! On the body, you will most likely notice it on your scalp, hands and legs. It’s not uncommon to have redness, cracking or flakiness. Skin can also look “scaly” which can also be seen in psoriasis and eczema.
Dehydrated Skin is a skin condition not a skin type. It can actually happen to any skin type but is usually temporary given the proper hydration. Healthy skin should contain around 30% water to be resilient, strong, and maintain structure. Lack of water in the skin can actually lead to breakouts, dry patches, irritation and increased sensitivity.