The difference between a hydrator and a moisturiser is something therapists come across daily. People often think their skin is dry and that they need the richest cream possible to combat this – but nine out of ten times they are wrong. What to find out how to tell the difference? Here are a few ways to diagnose your skin and choose the correct skincare regime for you.
Dehydrated Skin - in need of hydration
Do you have dry, flaky patches on your skin and does your skin tend to feel tight after a shower?
If the answer is YES, your skin is DEHYDRATED and is craving WATER through the use of humectants. Without a hydrator in your skincare routine, your skin can end up looking and feeling old and dull. Also, it is important to remember that oily skin can feel tight and need this boost of hydration. Often people mistake their skin for being dry and end up using creams that are far too heavy and rich for their skin. This can cause the skin to break out in retalliation.
Look out for serums, creams and fluids with ingredients such as HYALURONIC ACID (Yon-Ka Hydra No.1 Cream) or PCA (Yon-Ka Crème 28). These light weight formulas will hydrate the skin, relieving the feeling of tightness and restoring that plump without being too heavy or rich on the skin.
Dry Skin - in need of moisturising
If you have visibly rough and dry skin, then the chances are your skin’s lipid barrier is damaged and has lost its own NATURAL OILS. A cream alone will not dissolve those dry patches; you need to exfoliate twice a week before your moisturing routine to create pathways for your creams to penetrate. Then look for a cream containing a strong moisturiser.
Look out for creams with ingredients such as SHEA BUTTER (Yon-Ka Hydra No.1 Serum) AVOCADO OIL and INCA INCHI OIL (Yon-Ka Nutri Defense)