Hydrator or Moisturizer? Which one is right for you?
- A topical hydrator infuses your cells with water and improves your skin’s ability to absorb moisture and nutrients.
- Moisturizing is about trapping and sealing in moisture to build the skin’s protective barrier, prevent water loss and keep the skin soft and smooth.
- Mix Coconut oil and Aloe vera and apply to your skin as a moisturizer. It also works great as a night cream.
- Aloe vera is great for solving acne like problems whereas Coconut oil cleans your skin pores from dust.
To keep your skin healthy, smooth and radiant, water plays a key role. That’s why every skin care aisle you come across, is full of products that promise to hydrate and moisturize the skin. But what many of us may not realize is that although they are often used interchangeably, moisturizing and hydrating are not exactly the same thing. While both provide the skin with much-needed nourishment, knowing the difference will help you make the best choice when targeting your skin’s specific needs.
Choose the Right Hydrator or Moisturizer
- Natural humectants allow the skin to improve its ability to hydrate itself over time, so look out for products that contain hyaluronic acid, aloe, honey, alpha hydroxy acids, and marine extracts.
- Synthetic humectants, glycerin, urea and propylene glycol are some of the ingredients you want to keep an eye out for.
- Hydrating ingredients are generally appropriate for all skin types. They are water-soluble, won’t clog pores and should be devoid of alcohol so they don’t actively dry out or irritate the skin surface.
- Warm, spring and summer months may call for a lightweight gel or light lotion, while dry, cold and windy fall/winter weather may require heavier products with ceramides, coconut oil, cocoa butter.
- These ingredients are known not only for their moisturizing and nourishing effects but also for their ability to counter the signs of aging and free radical damage.
- Take 1/2 Cup of Coconut oil and 2 Tablespoons of Aloe vera gel.
- Put them in a bowl, whip very well till you get a creamy consistency, put it into a jar then store in the fridge.
- This moisturizer works very well for acne-oily skin and it is more of a night cream. It reduces acne scars because of aloe vera, also reduces future breakout due to the antimicrobial properties of Coconut oil which cleans your pores from dirt and doesn’t clog them.