the PINCH Test for Dehydration


Understanding your skin type is a crucial first step in giving it what it needs. The BARE FACE home skin analysis is a quick way to determine if your skin is Dry, Oily or Combination. Then there’s Dehydration . . .   

Dehydrated skin is not a separate skin type, it’s a separate condition that occurs when there’s a lack of water in the skin. You can have dehydrated skin that’s also oily or combination. Dehydrated skin looks dull, appears sensitive and can show premature signs of aging like surface wrinkles and loss of elasticity. To tell if your skin is dehydrated, try the PINCH Test.

 The *PINCH* Test 

Pinch a small amount of skin on your cheek   
If your skin snaps back, you’re not dehydrated
If it takes a few moments to bounce back, you’re dehydrated



Dehydrated skin* is often misconstrued as Dry skin* when in fact it’s a skin condition and is treated differently. . . 

Dehydrated skin* lacks the water it needs to remain healthy, resulting in an oily, sensitive or dull skin tone. Although dehydrated skin can be caused by many different factors, it's usually the result of using the wrong products for your skin which leads to an imbalance. The most important thing you can do to take care of dehydrated skin is to assess your skin care routine, and stop using harsh, sensitizing products. Dry skin* is caused by an internal imbalance that is usually genetic. It can be treated, but not cured.  

The underlying causes and symptoms of Dry* and Dehydrated skin* vary, but all have a  disturbed moisture balance in common. When skin is not balanced, it looks dull, feels dry and is unable to protect our bodies from external irritants so it becomes sensitive.

Once you know your skin type or, the condition you'd like to treat, you can start building your customized skincare routine simply click hereIf you prefer to have a Skin Analysis with one of our experts, please reach out. We’re always happy to help. 


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