Spa Therapists: Understanding Skin Hydration

Understanding and Addressing Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin: A Guide for Spa Professionals

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As spa owners and aesthetic professionals, understanding the nuances of different skin types is crucial for providing effective treatments and achieving optimal client satisfaction. Two seemingly similar conditions, dry and dehydrated skin, often cause confusion, leading to misdiagnoses and ineffective treatment plans.

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin: Key Differences:

Dry skin: This is a skin type characterized by a lack of sebum production. This natural oil plays a vital role in maintaining the skin’s barrier function, preventing moisture loss and protecting against external aggressors. Dry skin is typically rough, tight, and prone to peeling and irritation.

Dehydrated skin: This is a skin condition that can occur in any skin type, including oily skin. It refers to a lack of water in the skin, regardless of the sebum production. Dehydrated skin often feels tight and uncomfortable, especially after cleansing or exposure to harsh elements.

Recognizing the Signs:

Dry skin:

·         Rough and scaly texture

·         Tightness and discomfort

·         Lack of visible pores

·         Fine lines and wrinkles

·         Difficulty absorbing skincare products

Dehydrated skin:

·         Roughness, especially on cheeks and around eyes

·         Localized wrinkles at corners of eyes

·         Visible pores in the T-zone

·         Tightness and discomfort, worse after cleansing

·         Immediate improvement with moisturizer application

Treatment Strategies:

Dry skin:

·         Exfoliation: Regular exfoliation (2-3 times per week) removes dead skin cells, allowing better absorption of moisturizers. Avoid harsh scrubs and choose gentle exfoliators with hydrating ingredients.

·         Moisturizing: Apply a rich, nourishing cream containing lipids and water-capturing agents (e.g., hyaluronic acid) twice daily.

·         Oils: Incorporate oils like borage seed oil or evening primrose oil for extra nourishment and protection.

·         Internal hydration: Encourage clients to drink plenty of water and eat healthy fats for optimal skin health.

Dehydrated skin:

·         Hydrating cleansers: Choose gentle cleansers with hyaluronic acid or other hydrating ingredients.

·         Hydrating serums: Apply a hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid or glycerin before moisturizer.

·         Humectant masks: Use masks containing humectants like hyaluronic acid or honey to draw moisture into the skin.

·         Moisturizing creams: Apply a lightweight, hydrating cream with water-capturing agents twice daily.

·         Humidifiers: Adding a humidifier to the treatment room and client’s environment can improve hydration levels.

Product and Facial Recommendations for Dry and Dehydrated skin:

Nelly De Vuyst offers a wide range of professional-grade products and treatments specifically formulated for dry and dehydrated skin.

FACIAL FOCUS; Discover our 3 most popular facial protocols for Dry and Dehydrated Skin types


Immerse yourself in a facial experience that infuses your skin with hydration and comfort. Specifically designed for dry and dehydrated skin, this replenishing and nourishing treatment harnesses the power of hyaluronic acid, peptides and natural moisturizing factors to instantly restore and rebalance your skin.

Our expert therapists will enhance your overall experience with a refreshing aromatherapy massage for your upper body and shoulders, promoting relaxation and wellbeing.

A soothing massage for your hands and feet will leave them feeling soft and refreshed, while a restorative cream mask works to rejuvenate your face, neck and eye contour.


Indulge your clients with our sustainable organic facial, where nature and science combine for exceptional results. This treatment is specifically designed to uplift, hydrate, tighten, and brighten sun-damaged and devitalized skin.

Experience the benefits of enzymes, vitamin C, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, as they work together to replenish and fortify your skin’s natural defense mechanisms against environmental stress and signs of aging.

With this facial, your skin will glow with luminosity, feel incredibly smooth, and be optimal protected.

OXYGENATING BULMASK FACIAL – For dry and devitalized skin types

Upgrade and customize your dry skin facial protocol with the iconic Oxygenating BulMask. Designed to revitalize tired and stressed skin. This rejuvenating treatment incorporates the use of Chamomile, prebiotics, and an exclusive oxygenating foam mask to eliminate fatigue and dullness.

Experience the benefits of an oxygenating enzyme peel, targeted application of actives, and an eye treatment that enhances the overall effect.

Reveal a fresh and radiant appearance as this intense facial restores your skin’s natural glow and youthful vitality

Additional Tips for Spa Professionals:

Develop a personalized treatment plan: Tailor treatments to each client’s individual needs and skin type.

Educate clients: Provide clients with information on how to care for their skin at home.

Offer product samples: Allow clients to experience the benefits of your recommended products.

Partner with Nelly De Vuyst: Offer Nelly De Vuyst products in your spa and recommend them to your clients for optimal results.


Effectively addressing dry and dehydrated skin requires a proper understanding of the differences, recognizing the signs, and implementing targeted treatment strategies.

By leveraging the knowledge and product recommendations outlined in this guide, spa professionals can provide their clients with the personalized care they deserve and achieve exceptional results.

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Exciting News : Meet Us at the ESI SHOW!

As we continue to explore the world of skin hydration and spa wellness, we’re thrilled to announce that we will be attending the esteemed ESI SHOW in Vancouver on March 10th and 11th, 2024.

We invite you to join us at this dynamic gathering. Derme&Co will be at at booth 1117 to showcase an incredible range of skin hydration products designed specifically for spa and beauty professionals. This is your chance to explore our latest offerings, get professional advice, and see firsthand how our products can transform your spa treatments and skincare routines.

Mark your calendars and come meet us at the ESI SHOW – we look forward to seeing you there and helping you take your spa services to the next level!

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