Our skin is made up of 70% water – around 20-30% of that is in the epidermis (top layer of the skin) and normally the water-lipid film acts as a regulator and barrier – retaining moisture and protecting against harmful bacteria. If the lipid barrier is compromised, the moisture in the epidermis evaporates quickly and the normal, healthy state of the skin is impaired and hence the term impaired barrier function.
Caroline Hirons, a UK Skincare Expert has summarised the below beautifully!
Dry Skin – normally a skin type* but can be a temporary skin condition
Dehydrated Skin – is a skin condition affecting any skin type – including DRY
At Groom we have a bt-analyze device which uses advanced technology to calculate the moisture content levels of the skin. This device is used in multiple zones of the face to clearly define the needs of each area.