Are you using a moisturizer OR are you using a barrier repair hydrator for your winter skincare routine?
Did you know there’s a distinct difference?
And, guess what? Moisturizers don’t add MOISTURE! 💦
“Whaaat?”, you say. Yup.
So many of these types of products on the market contain petrochemicals (oils, emollients) and claim to be “moisturizers”, yet they only can act as occlusive agents on the skin, simply holding water in your skin and preventing it from evaporating. Buuut, it does NOT actually hydrate (add water, moisture) to the skin. Hmmm. . .
While there’s nothing really wrong with using these products, they don’t actually provide a much physiological value to the skin and it’s health. In fact, data shows that these “temporary seal” products, as soon as they’re washed off, results in rapidly dehydrated skin unless the skin barrier is actually repaired simultaneously. YIKES!
So, how, then, do we actually HYDRATE and REPAIR the skin?
👉🏼Enter the hydrating barrier repair products: composed of a combo of humectants (like glycerin and hyaluronic acid) + lipids that are physiologically native to the skin (ceramides, fatty acids, cholesterol). These essentially TREAT dry skin (aka: that with compromised skin barrier).
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