Why Hydrating And Moisturizing Aren’t The Same For Your Skin?
Published: 2020-03-04   Views: 65
Author: softcarecosmetics
Published in: Beauty

Removal of skin dryness is something that bothers people with dry or dehydrated skin. However skin hydration is more like hydrating your body which requires hydration to look its best — no matter what the skin type is.

But the question remains same- what exactly hydration is? Is it similar to moisture? There are many products available in market claiming to provide the skin hydration you were always looking for — oils and creams and gels. To select the right one that gives your skin the required moisture is what most needed.

Moisturizer vs. Hydrator: What’s the difference?

In scientific terms, moisturizer is a term used for various types:

  • Squalene (oil)
  • Emollients (fats and oils)
  • Humectants
  • Occlusive

The product pitched in marketing & real-world are different, typically gone through a makeover. Experts say that hydrator and moisturizer are terms which are defined by the brands in whatever ways they require. There's no standard for defining a moisturizer and hydrator, most times, brands use these terms to pitch different ones. But while there’s no gold standard for what defines a hydrator and a moisturizer, for the most part, brands use these terms to comprehend how skin gets the moisture it needed.

Moisturizers are oil-based ingredients with presence of occlusive agents; petrolatum or mineral oil, and emollients; esters or plant oils. They create a locking seal across the skin surface to prevent water from escaping. It makes skin feel smooth and less dry, whereas hydrators are ingredients scientifically known as humectants; glycerin or hyaluronic acid, capable of absorbing water from atmosphere and keep it intact on your skin. The important thing to note here is that both works differently, but end goal remains the same — better skin hydration — but the path to achieve is dependent on your skin type.

So, which one is best for skin?

There's a huge collection of products available out there, from oils and creams to gels, ointments and hydrators — but most of these do the same thing.  Majority of skin products contain both emollient and occlusive ingredients with humectants— to moisturize and hydrate at the same time. The particular form of a product like gel, oil, cream, etc., don’t affect its performance, ingredients present in the products matter. It’s important to have a look on the product ingredients before experimenting. Some of skin types do better with only a moisturizer or hydrator and some not. Having knowledge of how your skin absorbs can maximize benefits to get a hydrated skin.

So, final verdict, which one is good for keeping your skin hydrated: hydrator or moisturizer?

The answer is probably both. Just like mentioned above, its totally dependent upon the skin type and most common creams do both. Its handy to determine if your chosen ingredients are keeping skin healthy or not? You can use both moisturizer and hydrator, but hydrate by applying humectants like hyaluronic acid first, then follow up with an occlusive like plant oils to lock it in.

Author Bio

This article is written by Mr. Bilal Ahmed who is associated with “Softcare Cosmetics”. Softcare Cosmetics is one of the leading skin and hair care cosmetics website in Dubai, UAE. They offer great quality products without compromising your skin and hair. The products are sourced from the USA, France and Australia.

Article Comments

0 comments.

There are zero comments yet, why not be the first?

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Please log in or register to comment or reply to a comment.

Similar Articles

Capture Totale By Christian Dior Rituel Nuit Night Time Soft Peel Remove Any Ambiguity On The Paths Of Plastic Surgery Positive Intent To Freshen Up The Beautiful Looks Feed Your Mind While Gaining Fruitful Knowledge Of Semi-Permanent Makeup Fashion Invasion Is In Roaring Stage To Allure Everyone Around Hair Transplant Really A Way To Regrow Hair Naturally Smarten Your True Personality In Going For Semi-permanent Makeup Instantly Ageless Products - A Review Try Out The Beautiful Eyebrow Embroidery And Get Beautiful Eyebrows Path Of Serenity Achievable While Regaining Beauty Beautify The Eyes With The Unique Eyebrow Embroidery Process Plastic Surgery Clinic Korea: Providing Liposuction Services Redefining Eyes For More Glimmering Upshot The Make-up Revolution Of Korea Today Three Reasons You Should Consider A Career In Microblading Embrace Estrogen Therapy For A Better Skin Why The Designing Of The Eyes Become An Outstanding Makeup? Understanding The Double Eyelid Surgery Procedure Skin Rejuvenating And Resurfacing To Help Individuals To Get A Glowing Skin Liposuction Treatments To Help Individuals In Shedding Excessive Fat The Treatment Overview Of Liposuction Why Should You Use The Eyelash Extension Than False Eyelashes? Benefit From Botox Canary Wharf Skin Clinic Canary Wharf The Best Skin Clinic Canary Wharf Services Microblading Classes: How They Could Change Your Life Get Astounded With Outcome Of Microblading Eyebrow Therapy Skin Smoothening And Weight Watch Supplements -The Lorna Vanderhaeghe What’s The Hottest New Trend In Beauty? Eyebrows Microblading Looking For Microblading Supplies?  Quality Products Can Make You Successful Knowing The Advantages Of Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Makeup CONTRACTOR SOFTWARE: Why Should You Join Microblading Academy? Magic Moments Of Makeup – Glowing Touch To Your Brows The Renowned World Of Makeup-Beautify Yourself And Others How Do Long-Lasting Makeup Techniques Beautify Your Eyes? Significance Of Opting For The Services At An Aesthetic Beauty Clinic Laser Skin Resurfacing- A Perfect Guide To Look More Younger Get More Influencing Makeup Renovations Of Eyebrow Tattooing Technique For Natural Looking Traditional Eyebrow How To Do Workout With Free Standing Pull Up Bar? Some Tips Before Laser Hair Removal Treatment Boca Raton What Is A Difference Between Skin Resurfacing And Skin Rejuvenation? Skin Rejuvenation Treatments To Enable Glowing Skin Hair Removal Procedures To Enable Various Advantages Visible Signs Of Ageing – Deal The Problem With These Effective Tips Anti-aging Kit | Anti-aging Acne | Revoderm Define Your Career With Most Artistic Makeup Institute Want The Freedom To Workout In Your Basement What Is A 'Trading Strategy' Rejuvenate Your Skin By Complying Its Requirements Hair Removal Procedures To Enable Long-Lasting Appearance The Dual Blade Method By World Microbladng: All You Need To Know About Semi-Permanent Make-Up Skin Care Routine: Easy Hacks To Take Care Of Your Skin Get Pampered & Spruce Up Yourself By Availing Beauty Services At Home Top Reasons To Get Laser Treatment For Hair Removal! Getting A Great Brazilian Wax – Few Tips To Consider RAINCRY’S BRUSH COLLECTIONS Natural Remedies For Your Skin Microblading At A Glance! GLASS SKIN - WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO GET IT FAST! Skin Care Tips For Youth's Gynecomastia Surgery – Don’t Fear It The Pout Clinic - Specializes In Facial Rejuvenation And Enhancement Know More About Microblading Academy Inc Revive Your Body And Mind With An Intense Session Of Moroccan Bath In Dubai What Are The Most Effective Unwanted Hair Removal Techniques? DETANGLE, HAIR STYLING SETS,AND SMOOTH 2.0 HAIRBRUSH COLLECTIONS Benefits Of Tummy Tuck Surgery Effective Tips To Expel Blackheads And Minimize Your Pores For That Unblemished Radiant Skin Worldmicroblading Mark’s The Era Of A Revolution… Shirodhara And It’s Benefits Spoil Yourself With A Professional Organic Facial Treatment Blessing Of Empowerment By Worldmicroblading Academy! Top 8 Reasons Why Laser Hair Removal Is A Wonderful Decision PURE NATURAL BOAR BRISTLES Need A Radiant & Acne-Prone Skin? – How To Exfoliate It The Right Way Efficient Anti-Aging Treatments The Benefits Of Using The Organic Soap Hydrotherapy Session - Soak Up The Benefits Of Healing Through Water Best Moisturizer For Skin – Learn How To Effectively Hydrate & Heal Your Body Is Microblading Is The Best Choice For You? Skin-Care Products For Runners To Combat “Face" | Best Skin Care Line For Aging Skin In Alberta Tips For Choosing The Best Moisturizer For Your Dry Skin Time Saving Salon Services That You Can Avail At Home All You Need To Know About Keratin Hair Treatment Acne Prone Skin Treatments: Everything You Shouldn’t Do Decoding Keratin Hair Treatments: A Basic Guide Tips To Choose The Best Anti-Aging Cream Things You Should Know About Breast Surgery And Breast Ptosis. Microblading Certification Should You Buy Kratom Online Or Offline? Listen To Your Body Before Visiting a Massage Center By Yuan Thai Spa Why Our Skin Craves Body Scrubs? Most Versatile Kratom Strains We Have Sweat Survival Tips - How To Stay Fresh & Clean On The Go Physiotherapy Is An Ancient Method Hyperpigmentation Let's Get Rid Of It Best Selling Kratom Capsules Of 2019 Eyebrow Microblading By World Microblading The Growth Secret Of Spa Industry Hair Care Service-Employs The Best Professional For Hair Dresser Reasons To Get A Deep Cleaning Facial Today Make Beautiful Eye Lashes By Using Bimatoprost Eye Drops 20 Year Celebration With Prizes & Special Offers CBD Massage Rochester NY Are You Using The Antiperspirant Wipes In A Proper Way? Hemp Oil Products Offer Immense Benefits You Must Know All You Need To Know About Anti-Aging Creams Prenatal Massage Rochester NY Tis The Season For Fa La La La FABULOUS ! Common Mistakes In Selecting The Best Skin Care Products In Dubai 2020 Is The Year Of Self Love America’s Most Popular Eyebrows Microblading Certification And Training Academy How To Choose The Best Massage Service In Dubai? Behind Every Gorgeous Blonde Is A Skilled Hair Colorist Why You Should Go For A Private Microblading Training Antiperspirant Wipes: Best Solution For Excessive Sweating! What Good Manicures And Pedicures Can Do? Pro Tips To Prepare For A Painless Waxing Session Why Hydrating And Moisturizing Aren’t The Same For Your Skin? Use Face Serum To Take Care Of Your Skin Ways To Use Body Scrubs To Fight Dry Skin How To Buy The Best Sunscreen In Dubai? Barber Equipment What You Need To Know About κρυολιπόλυση Top Reasons To Consider λειζερ αποτριχωση Home Recipes For Natural Face Masks Recommendation By Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa, ORLANDO Beauty Facial Equipment Toronto Barber Equipment Canada What Causes Excessive Hair Growth In Women? What You Need To Know About λειζερ αποτριχωση DARK CIRCLES: CAUSES AND REMEDIES How To Use Body Scrubs To Get Flawless Skin? Tips For Choosing The Best Moisturizer For Dry Skin Caring For Dry Hands, In The Time Of COVID-19 Choose The Type Of Nail Manicure That Best Suits You Things To Look Before Choosing A Wax Salon Propelling A Career With An Esthetician License How To Become A Nail Technician


Articles Search


Articlesnow4u.com cannot show any publisher Adsense adverts at the moment, we have decided to create a clone site to give our publishers the opportunity to use Adsense with their articles to create further revenue.

The clone site is Articlesnow4u-Adsense.com your user details and articles have been copied from articlesnow4u.com as of Mon 28th May 16:00 GMT, please can all users check their login details and make slight changes to their articles please.

Featured Articles