Dry vs. dehydrated skin

February 24, 2022

We all know that drinking water is essential, but did you know that most clients think they have a dry skin type, but in reality, they are dehydrated.


Water facts


Water makes up about 50 % to 70 % of our human body weight. Here is where we have water in our body:


Bone – contains about 20 % to 25 % water

Adipose tissue – contains about 25 % water

Skin – 70 % water

Muscle tissue 70% – 75 % water

Blood plasma – 90 % water


Here is what happens if we don’t drink enough water:


  • Increased cortisol levels
  • Delirium
  • Gastrointestinal disturbance
  • Decreased physical and mental performance

Dehydration is something we don’t want – so how do we know if we are dehydrated or not?


The easiest way to check your water intake level is to watch your pee. If the color of your pee is light yellow – you are well hydrated. If your pee looks pale or too dark, urine may indicate over or under-hydration.


Note: Blackberries, beet juice, and some supplements may also alter the color of your urine.



When working together with me, we also closely look at your hydration level with other tests. Urine color tracker, skin turgor test, and a water intake planner and tracker are part of the coaching.


When you are well hydrated, and your skin is still dry and flaky, you might want to talk to a professional and adjust your skincare and lifestyle routine.

Let me know if you have any questions, or send me a picture of your skin to take a closer look.

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