Interesting article. I have normal/combi skin myself. But there is a different with dry skin and dehydrated skin. Dry skin is something which you have all year and are usally born with,dehydrated is when the moisture level is low. If you use dry skin products on normal/combi dehydrated skin it usually will break out. Drink more water and keep a bowl of water beside central heating. radiators. Move from lotion formulas to creams.