Ugh isn't knowing exactly what your skin needs, frustrating? Yep, I totally understand.
Knowing if your skin is dehydrated or dry can be confusing but I'm here to break through confusion with some helpful way to determine what your skin really needs.
Hydrating and moisturizing can be confusing and those words are often used interchangeably. However, skin hydration (dehydration) and skin moisturization (levels of oils in the skin) are completely two different things. Your skin needs both daily to be healthy, plump, soft, and radiant!
So what does your skin need & how to tell?!?
Skin hydration is the amount of water in your skin cells. Skin cells are made of 70- 80% water. Thus if your skin cells are dehydrated, cells will be shriveled up like a raisin. No offense to the raisin but I would rather my cells be plump like a 🍇 grape! Dehydrated skin cells won't be as plump leading to dull lackluster skin and making fine lines more visible. NO ONE WANTS THAT!
Bonus Tip: Hydrated skin properly absorbs serums, moisturizers, and facial oils. Always mist your skin with a facial mist like Phyto Tonic after cleaning and before applying serum/moisturizers for added hydration. Then apply your serums and moisturizers like Glow Getter to your skin while still damp since it helps to lock in hydration.
But What about Moisture?
Skin moisturization is more about locking in that hydration/water content, protecting and nourishing the skin barrier, and reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL). Moisturizers like oils, serums, & creams lock in hydration & keep skin glowy, smooth and soft. Don't we all want that soft glowy skin? I know I do.