Inspired by this rainy day in Arizona to tell you a bit about hydrating AND moisturizing your skin! Yes... there’s a difference!
💧Moisturizers are created to help you reduce your body’s natural water loss. Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) to be specific. By forming a barrier with occlusive and emollient ingredients, moisturizers help keep your natural hydration you’ve already produced IN your skin.
💧Hydrators are created to BRING moisture to your skin! Often referred to as humectants in product labels. Hyaluronic Acid is by far the champion in this category. Those molecules act like a magnet and carry 1000X their weight in water!
🔑 The key to using hyaluronic is to pay attention to the environment you’re in when you’re applying it to your skin! Because it attracts water so aggressively, if there’s not enough moisture in the air to pull water from it will find it in the closest source, your skin! If you live in a dry environment such as Arizona ☀️ try applying it right after leaving the shower in a steamy room and then add your moisturizer. Or apply it after your moisturizer so it binds the moisture to your skin!
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