Beginner’s Guide to Hydration
Hey FaceTory Fam!
Let’s go over a really important topic - hydration! 💦
Yay! Okay, we’re super excited about this topic because we find it to be one of the most important, not only for your skin but for your overall health! Also, K-Beauty is all about layering hydrating products✨. So read on for a quick lesson on hydration 101😏 🙌
So, why is hydration important?
Let’s start off with noting that healthy skin is balanced skin- so yes, oily skin types need to stay hydrated as well! When your skin is too oily, you are lacking water-moisture. When your skin is too dry, you are missing oil-moisture. Making sense here? Balance is key, friends! If it is unbalanced it becomes irritated and your skin barrier weakens. To prevent this you’ll want to make sure your skin is getting the hydration it needs so it can heal and maintain itself.
Still not convinced hydration is thaaat important? Well, think about this: your skin is the largest organ in your body and your body is made up of more than 50% water. 🧐 So imagine how important it is to stay hydrated! 😯
What ingredients will help hydrate your skin?
If you’re wondering what kind of ingredients are perfect for hydrating your skin, you’ll want to find humectants.💦 Humectants are substances that attract water molecules to your skin like a magnet and holds onto it! Some ingredients you may be familiar with are hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and honey. These ingredients not only bring moisture to the outer layer of your skin, but they also deliver hydration to deeper layers too! Can you say, “Hello, plump, supple skin!” 😌
Oh and here’s an important difference: dehydrated skin vs dry skin!
Now don’t get it twisted! Dehydrated skin is not the same as dry skin. One is a type and the other is a condition.
- Dry skin is a skin type, meaning that the skin lacks oil/sebum.
- Dehydrated skin is a condition, meaning that the skin lacks water, and any skin type can become dehydrated.
Remember that thing I mentioned about balance? Yup, it applies here. Make sure you know the difference so you can address your skin better!
Now, take action and help your skin!
Fam, please keep in mind that your skin won’t produce the water moisture it needs on its own- it needs help! It can only receive it from water put into our bodies and onto our skin. So yes, drinking water will help your skin and body tremendously, but applying hydration directly onto your skin is essential for its health and appearance. (Thank goodness for skin care, am I right? 😅)
What skin care products are best for hydrating the skin?
We really like toners and sheet masks for this particular care.
- Sheet masks are a great way to add and lock in hydration. It also gives you fast results because it’s force-feeding hydration into your skin.
- Toners will help prep your skin AND add hydration! A popular trend is to layer your hydrating toner to give you extra hydration and a beautiful glow ✨
And there you have it, FaceTory Fam. The 411 on hydration. Smooth, supple, glowy skin points to well-hydrated skin, so don’t neglect your skin and body! What are you waiting for?! Drink that glass of water and apply a sheet mask while you're at it! 😉
Just keep glowing!
The FaceTory Fam 💝
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