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May 12, 2021

Skinboosters for Dry and Dehydrated Skin


Dry skin and dehydrated skin are often misconstrued to be the same thing. The same goes for the terms, “hydrating” and “moisturising”, which can confuse consumers — especially in the advent of new technological procedures and the booming skincare industry. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to our skin woes, so what’s the difference between dry and dehydrated skin, and how can skinboosters help? Read on to find out more. 

Dry Skin

Dry and Dehydrated Skin Treatments

Having dry skin means that our skin lacks sebum. Sebum is made of complex oils naturally produced by our sebaceous glands that help coat, moisturise and protect our skin. Put simply, it serves a waterproofing function for our skin and locks necessary moisture in. Dry skin is noted when the moisture content is <10%. [1]

Individuals who lack sebum may suffer from dry skin and are more prone to premature ageing. Some may experience itching, flaking, tightness or dullness on their skin. In times like these, skinboosters may very well help to solve the skin's problems.


Dry skin can be caused by factors like weather, but genetic disposition usually plays a factor, where the skin naturally does not produce enough sebum. 

Individuals with dry skin may want to avoid harsh cleansers and instead, replace them with skincare products that are rich in moisture and oil. Try products that specialise in toners and scrubs that meet the needs of those with a dry skin type. 

Ingredients such as olive oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, shea butter, mineral oil and beeswax are also highly enriching substitutes that helps boost one’s natural sebum production. Vegetables, vegetable oils like wheat germ oil, sunflower oil and safflower oil help to increase Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that protects collagen from oxidative damage, thereby preventing ageing of the skin. [2]

Having a diet rich in nutrients, water, minerals and cutting down on the consumption of oily or fatty foods would also greatly help in rebalancing the sebum production of one with dry skin.

Dehydrated Skin

Unlike dry skin, dehydrated skin is a skin condition where an individual lacks water or moisture. Often, most people assume that their dry skin and dehydrated skin are the same things as individuals with dehydrated skin may feel that their skin is both oily and dry. They may also experience breakouts, which may confuse this skin condition with other common skin types such as combination skin.

Similar to dry skin, individuals with dehydrated skin may experience itchiness, flaking, tightness or dullness on their skin.

Dehydrated skin is not caused by natural factors such as genetics. Dehydrated skin may be exacerbated by several external factors such as diet, incorrect skincare, cosmetics and the weather. Essentially, dehydrated skin is much easier and faster to treat as compared to dry skin.


Individuals with dehydrated skin should replace skincare products containing harmful elements such as fragrance and parabens, with products that are rich in water. Beneficial ingredients include hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate, aloe vera, glycolic acid and honey.

As dehydrated skin may be rectified by choosing the right options when it comes to diet, reducing one’s intake of caffeine and alcohol would also be very helpful in balancing the moisture content of the skin.

Girl with skinboosters

Aquashine Skinboosters

Known as 水光针, the Aquashine Skinboosters involve a series of deeply hydrating microinjections that aid in the rejuvenation of skin. During this treatment process, hyaluronic acid is infused into the skin, which helps skin retain moisture and fullness. Through the gentle smoothening out of the skin via internal means, a radiant and natural-looking complexion is achieved. 

As hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance, there are hardly any major side effects to incorporating into skincare treatments.

With the use of microinjections, the skin is deeply hydrated in the treatment areas, improving firmness, elasticity and smoothness. According to medical experts’ observations and studies, these effects have proven to be subtle and natural-looking as the stimulation process progresses regularly with consistent follow-ups of the procedure.

Suitable Candidates for Aquashine Skinboosters

Aquashine is suitable for both men and women of all skin types. However, it is mostly recommended for people with younger or mature skin, who are looking to boost moisture and firmness of the skin.

Common Areas of Treatment:

  • Deep hydration over the face & lips
  • Smoothening and softening of necklines
  • Smoothening and softening of the décolletage
  • Filling out the back of hands
  • To improve the skin structure of acne-scarred or photo-damaged skin

PDRN Skin Healer

Popularly known as 婴儿针 (baby skin injections), the PDRN Skin Healer was formulated to treat ageing skin while stimulating the growth of new collagen. 

PDRN Healer’s technology works by re-activating the skin’s natural healing ability. By boosting the skin’s natural healing process, its collagen structure is restored and skin elasticity is increased. PDRN Skin Healer is a type of skinboosters that also contains a high amount of Polynucleotides (PN), which is a more concentrated type of PDRN (Polydeoxyribonucleotide). PN also contains anti-inflammatory and tissue repair-stimulating agents as well as DNA Polymers.

Compared to current aesthetic or beauty treatments which focus solely on troubled areas such as ageing skin, PDRN Skin Healer protects and repairs the skin barriers with zero adverse reactions from the skin barriers without the need for injectables or thread lifts. With this new technology, PDRN Healer is entitled to a whole new change of skin repair concept; Skin is healed and repaired while ageing problems are corrected simultaneously.

Suitable Candidates for PDRN Skin Healer:

  • Those seeking long-lasting skin renewal and healing
  • Those who wish to restore the skin’s balance of oil and moisture
  • Have large pores and want to improve the skin's texture
  • Treat wrinkles around the eyes area, smile lines and forehead, and want to improve aged skin
  • Looking for a more natural alternative to treat wrinkles around the eyes/ mouth/ forehead wrinkles

Common areas of treatment:

  • Around the eyes
  • Under the eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Around the jawline

Aside from these skinboosters, there are other treatment options available to help correct dry or dehydrated skin. It is always important to undergo a proper skin diagnosis to ascertain the treatment plan that would best suit you. 

  1. Sethi, A., Kaur, T., Malhotra, S. K., & Gambhir, M. L. (2016). Moisturizers: The Slippery Road. Indian journal of dermatology61(3), 279–287. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-5154.182427
  2. Schagen, S. K., Zampeli, V. A., Makrantonaki, E., & Zouboulis, C. C. (2012). Discovering the link between nutrition and skin aging. Dermato-endocrinology4(3), 298–307. https://doi.org/10.4161/derm.22876


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