No matter what the weather is, you should make sure that your skin is never thirsty. It is vital to have hydrated skin, as severely dry skin can be frustrating and uncomfortable. It can contribute to skin problems like itching, flakiness, wrinkles, and maybe even psoriasis and eczema. The lack of hydration in the skin is even more prominent as we age. Hence, you need the best hydrating products to retain moisture and keep your skin glowing and healthy such as hydrating serum, hydrating toner, hydrating moisturizer, etc. Hydration and moisturization nourish the skin, which helps it to fight environmental damage, dehydration, dryness, and signs of aging. But most people often confuse hydrating with moisturizing. Keep reading to know the difference.
The words hydrating and moisturizing are used most of the time interchangeably. But the main difference between them is based on how they work. Hydrators contain humectants, such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, etc., that absorb water from the atmosphere. Hydrating products hydrate the skin cells by increasing their water content. They also increase the ability of the skin to absorb nutrients and moisture.
On the other hand, moisturizing products prevent the evaporation of moisture from the skin, aka trans-epidermal water loss, which also improves the skin barrier's function. Moisturizing products build a protective layer on the skin by sealing and trapping moisture. Moisturizers are oil-based ingredients that contain occlusive agents such as mineral oil, petrolatum, etc., and emollients like plant oils. It keeps the skin soft and smooth by preventing water loss. In simple words, hydrating products increase the water content in your skin cells. They are best for those with dehydrated skin. Moisturizing products lock in moisture content and are best for those with dry skin.
In hydrating products, you should look for humectant ingredients. Humectants absorb moisture from the environment and keep your skin hydrated and refreshed. Some of the ingredients that you should look for are:
Hyaluronic acid is the most talked about skincare ingredient. It can hold up to 1000 times its own weight of water and is present in almost all types of skincare products. Hyaluronic acid is safe to try, even for those with sensitive skin. So, when in need of hydration, hyaluronic acid should be your go-to ingredient, whether in the form of a hydrating serum, hydrating facial cleanser, hydrating moisturizer, hydrating toner, etc.
Glycerin is a humectant, and putting it on your skin helps draw moisture to the skin. Glycerin is one of the most common ingredients that you will see in hydrating products.
Ceramides are an essential part of the skin's natural barrier. Ceramides help to seal shut the barrier, thereby locking in the hydration and keeping the irritants at bay. Ceramides exist between the skin cells. Buying products that contain ceramides can be very beneficial in treating dry and irritated skin.
We usually think of these ingredients as exfoliators that help in fighting signs of aging and acne. But they also act as humectants by locking in moisture and hydrating the skin. They help in removing gunk and dead skin cells while also hydrating. But you should not use them in excess.
Some more ingredients that you should also look for are:
Follow this step-by-step hydrating skincare routine by firstly cleansing your face with a hydrating cleanser to deeply cleanse your skin. Then apply a hydrating toner to reduce the appearance of the pores, and then apply a hydrating serum to give your skin the hydrating benefits with some active ingredients. And in the end, apply a hydrating moisturizer to seal all the moisture into your skin.
O3+ Deep Concern 1Hydrating Moisture Cleanser Dry Combination Skin
This hydrating face wash improves the texture of your skin and maximizes the youth of your skin. It works by a dual action of cleansing as well as exfoliation.
This is one of the best hydrating face washes. It contains chamomile extracts which calm and soothes sensitive skin along with hydrating it. This hydrating cleanser improves the ability of the skin to fight external damage and enhances the skin barrier. Enriched with the essential components of vitamins and essential oil extracts, this hydrating cleanser reveals a hydrated, moisturized, and glowing complexion.
Deep Concern Hydrating Moisturizing Toner by O3+
This is the best hydrating toner that penetrates deep into your skin and fights many skin problems, such as signs of aging. It also acts as a shield against free radicals and is suitable for normal, dry, and matured skin. This best hydrating toner also improves the texture of the skin and works best when combined with O3+ Hydrating Moisture Cleanser.
O3+ Hyaluronic and Hydrating Moisture Serum
This hydrating serum is enriched with the goodness of vitamins and minerals, which corrects up to 11 signs of skin aging. This is the best hydrating serum that has instant age-fighting benefits. It also gives your skin the shine and balance of youthful skin. This best hydrating serum is suitable for people with normal to dry skin types.
100% Squalene Facial Oil to Moisturize, Nourish, and Reduce Fine Lines
Made from top-quality plant-derived squalene, this best hydrating serum boosts the hydration of the skin and makes it look healthier, smoother, and plumper. This weightless and hydrating moisturizer seals in moisture while reducing water loss. And makes your skin look smoother and firmer by boosting collagen production. This hydrating serum is non-comedogenic, suitable for all skin types, and 100% plant-derived.
Retinol Cream Night Moisturiser for wrinkles and radiance
Dull and dehydrated skin aggravates visible signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, etc., and this hydrating moisturizer targets just that, along with hydrating skin. This deeply hydrating retinol night cream is infused with adaptogens that rejuvenate the skin and boost the skin's cell turnover. It also boosts skin elasticity, promotes natural radiance and glow, and tightens the pores.
Moisturizing and Hydrating Facial Cream SPF 30
Along with hydrating and moisturizing the skin, this best hydrating moisturizer also offers broad-spectrum protection from the sun and free radicals. This best hydrating moisturizer is enriched with antioxidants which improve the skin texture while nourishing it.
Hydration is very important for our skin. Especially for those with dull and dehydrated skin. Remember that saying, 'Hydration is the key.' Hydrated skin looks healthy, glowing, and nourished. O3+ has a range of hydrating products that can help you get that soft, smooth, healthy, and glowing skin as they are infused with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, lactic acid, citric acid, etc. Regular use of these products can give you anti-aging benefits and help you to reduce those wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, etc. It also improves the texture and tone of your skin. Hydrating products are important, not only for dry skin but for oily and combination skin too, and O3+ has it all. So, make these products a part of your daily skincare routine. And achieve the healthy glow you have always wanted.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum is the best ingredient for dehydrated and dull skin. It holds up to 1000 times its weight in hydration.
To keep our skin hydrated, consume as much water as you can and avoid coffee and alcohol. Cleanse your face daily with Hydrating and Soothing Face wash.
Use water-based skincare products like Hydrating and Soothing Face wash, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and Moisture Boost Glow Cream from our Hydration range.
Always hydrate first and then apply moisturizer to ensure it remains throughout your day.
Use skincare products to Milk Scrub to gently exfoliate dead skin cells from your skin.
Yes, obviously. Dry skin is the main reason for acne.
Yes, if you are using the right products that help to prevent excess oil from your skin, moisturizers like SPF 30 Facial Cream will help your skin decrease skin breakouts.