MOISTURIZING AND NOURISHING MY SKIN, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
I don't know if you will agree with me, but this question often comes up: hydration and nutrition of the skin, what is the difference? And so, as I too have already asked myself this question, I wanted to write this little article to make your next choices of beauty care easier, depending on what you want: moisturizing, nourishing… or both!
Well know that … no, oils or butters do not moisturize the skin, and will never do so simply by their composition.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HYDRATION AND NUTRITION:
Ask yourself this simple question: when I'm thirsty, what do I drink? Water, juice or other liquid, I bet your first instinct will not be a glass of oil.
Water and oil do not have the same function for the body or the skin:
. Water provides the hydration we need daily.
Lack of hydration is simply a lack of water, so when the skin is dehydrated, it will need water or products that are rich in moisturizing active ingredients (the use of a moisturizer that contains water, hydrosols, hyaluronic acid, provitamin B5 which helps prevent skin dehydration, Aloe Vera gel and juice, or your serum which contains glycerin, moisturizing masks, etc… to give you a few examples ).
You have to bring water to the skin tissue, and hydration goes first through your diet and the daily supply of hydration to the body.
. The oil brings nutrition.
So lack of nutrition is simply a lack of body fat. When the skin is dry, it will need oils and butters (vegetable and toxic-free in the best cases), which will provide it with the necessary nutrition. This lipid intake will create a barrier, which protects your skin from external aggressions. (The use of creams and serums rich in vegetable oils and butters for dry skin will help with this problem, its products are to be chosen according to your skin type)
HOW DOES THE NEED FOR HYDRATION OF THE SKIN MANIFEST? :
. Lack of elasticity
. Tightness, feeling of discomfort, or even itching
. Duller complexion than usual
. Appearance of fine lines and even streaks on the skin
HOW DOES THE NEED FOR NUTRITION OF THE SKIN MANIFEST? :
. Mainly the lack of nutrition is due to dry skin
. Irritation and tightness
. Sensitivity to external elements
. Dry, rough skin
. Dryness and flaking
. Skin that almost eats makeup
Important: Be aware that the supply of hydration either in food or in cutaneous application is essential daily for all skin types.
So take oily skin for example: since oily skin naturally produces a lot of sebum, it will rarely need care based on oils or rich in vegetable butters. So it is the drier and more sensitive skins that will have a greater need to be nourished with oils, butters, plants or others.
It is also important to know that nutrition plays a good role in hydration. Indeed the oils will not moisturize because they are composed only of fatty substances, however these will help protect the skin from dehydration.
When you see a cream that claims to be hydrating and nourishing, because it contains water (hydrosols, aloe Vera, or moisturizing active ingredients), but also a percentage of vegetable oils and/or butters.
An effective routine of hydration and nutrition of the skin, includes first the regular consumption of water in your diet, and know that you always apply your moisturizer first, followed by your serum or nourishing cream and NOT the reverse. (Otherwise, if you apply your nourishing treatment first, the barrier formed by the applied oil will completely prevent your moisturizer from reaching the epidermis)
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For the curious:
A lot of information is available today on the market, the web, bookstores and libraries too, do not hesitate to consult your skin specialist if necessary.
Thank you for reading us until the end and don't forget: Always be in wellness mode!
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