What is the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin?

The human body is made up of about 60% water. There is a reason why all nutritionists, doctors and those promoting a healthy lifestyle urge us to drink 2l of water a day. This is the base needed to keep the body physically fit, but also mentally fit! Lack of water affects not only our health, but also our brain potential. It certainly happened to everyone that after an intense day – when “there was no time to think about health” – there was a headache. Instead of pills, sometimes you just need to sit down and calmly drink a glass or two of water.

Symptoms of dehydration

Signs of dehydration on the skin

The skin is the largest organ of our body. Its function is to protect internal organs from external factors, but also from dehydration. When the body starts to run out of water, the first thing you see is the skin. Our body transports water inward. When it gets water, it will meet the needs of the internal organs first.

The reason for this management of water in our body is the tremendous endurance manifested by a high capacity for regeneration.

However, despite this, the moment of taking water away from the skin for us in the sensation is very unpleasant. It manifests itself with burning, itching, sometimes redness. When the skin is dehydrated, it loses elasticity, becomes rough and tender, and often peels. In extreme cases, it can even crack – within sensitive areas like the hands, knuckles or lips.

Symptoms of dehydration in the body

A dehydrated body will make its presence known very clearly. If dehydration visible on the skin does not catch your attention and react, the symptoms will worsen. In addition to the discomfort on the skin, there will be dry mouth, less tear production – how bothersome dry eyes are will understand only those who have experienced it! In addition, the lack of sufficient water in the body disrupts the work of systems such as the digestive system, resulting in constipation. General fatigue of the body, which is felt through lethargy, problems with concentration, dizziness and headaches.

In the case of severe dehydration, you will notice accelerated heart rate and breathing, as well as reduced blood pressure. Another thing you may notice is the lack of sweat and dark urine. These are symptoms that signal that immediate response and medical attention is needed.

What is draining us?

The primary reason for dehydration – at the same time the most obvious one – is the failure to take in adequate amounts of fluids. However, there are circumstances that increase the risk of dehydration. When we face diarrhea, accompanied by vomiting and often fever, we quickly lose water. The same during exercise – increased sweating. The situation is exacerbated by the high temperature outside.

In addition, it is worth remembering that on a daily basis we eat foods that also have a dehydrating effect. These include all foods rich in salt and sugar, as well as fried foods and cured meats.

Dry skin

To avoid understatement, we remind you that dry skin does not mean dehydrated. Dry skin is one type of skin. It is inherently sensitive, vulnerable to external factors. Of course, it is much faster to start “informing” us in case of dehydration, but it is not equivalent to it.


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