One of the questions most clients ask is "What is the difference between Hydrating and Moisturizing"?
If your skin is feeling dry, that is a sign that it is lacking oil, therefore you will need to moisturize with moisturizing products. Dehydrated skin lacks water, so in this case you will need to hydrate with hydrating products.
"Q" How do you know the difference?
"A" Dehydrated skin feels tight, rough, peeling or flaky. Caused by not enough water, too much caffeine, poor diet or the climate.
Dry skin is caused by very little oil production.
"Q" What type of products work best?
"A" Serums work very well for hydrating the skin.
Oils, moisturizers and lactic acid peels are great for moisturizing.
"Q" What type of ingredients should I look for?
"A" Hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000 times its weight in water is great for hydrating, along with green tea serums, vitamin c, and aloe.
Shea butter, honey, rose hip, glycerin, lactic acid and dimethicone are key ingrediants for moisturizing.
"Q" In what order should I apply these products?
"A" Your 1st step is going to be the serum, after applying it you'll want to wait a couple minutes for it to fully absorb before applying your oil or moisturizer.
Moisturizers and oils are used to protect and lock hydration in.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions about this topic, products or any other skincare concerns you may have. I would love to answer any questions you have or help customize an AT HOME SKINCARE REGIMEN for you. Thank you!