The Difference Between Hydrating and Moisturising Creams.

Believe it or not. I merely happened to stumble upon the difference just a few years ago when I came across an article on "emmagem". When we were in school,we were only taught of the 3 major steps; Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize. Never did it include "Hydrate" before you moisturize or applying sunblock after moisturizing.

Today I am going to explain to you how differently these two creams function.

Moisturizers provide moisture (a balanced, healthy layer of  hydro-lipid film) on the epidermis of the skin.

Hydrating gels give ‘water content’, plumps up the skin. It turns a raisin into a grape.

Signs of skin that needs hydration is very dry scaly skin, and you are able to see fine lines on your face.

There are different levels of function for both the moisturizing cream and hydrating cream. Some work in a milder form, while some functions more than the other. The type of application used usually depends on one’s skin type.

Purchasing a less hydrating cream, when the skin is very dry does not serve it’s purpose. So is using a richer moisturizing cream when the skin is already oily, as this will only promote breakouts.

If you ask most beauticians, which is more important amongst the two, they would say that the hydrating cream is more important, as it is the root to healthy skin. Hydration creams from Aquasource or Clinique come highly recommended.

Now, If you are wondering how to know your skin type, you can head to any beauty booth or visit Dermalogica for skin mapping.

Hope these tips help you to stay gorgeously flawless!   
XOXO!


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