Hydration is key!
Now back to the post!
Moisture loss in our skin usually happens when the humidity levels are lowered during winter, this causes dry patches, flaking and and overall dull complexion to the skin. Now one thing to get straight is the fact that it is WATER that your skin is missing, not the OIL (unless you are that special type of person missing lipids, but that is a post for another day!).
Now most of us think that just ends with the winter weather and that we can go on our marry way and skip essential hydration. I have met people that even forego wearing creams all together in the summer! This can actually cause your skin to become more oily as the oil will try to compensate for the lack of water in your skin.
With specifically formulated products your skin will be better able to retain moisture. One of the key types of ingredients that you will see is Hyaluronic Acid; this bad boy can hold a whole bunch of water and ensure that your skin feels moisturized throughout the day. Most companies are using this ingredient (or a derivative) in their products to help with the dry skin.
Anyways...this isn't science class, lets start talking about some of these magical little babies!!
*NOTE* I don't have pricing information right now, but I do know that these products are all under the $50 marker and can be found in local Shoppers Drug Mart locations (the Clarins would only be in select SDM locations or department stores).
How do I know my Hydration Level?
1. Bioderma Hydrobio Serum
Now with a serum, you would layer this under your moisturizer. That is something that I love about serums, it allows you to treat the hydration issues, and then you can use your matte face cream, or anti-aging cream without any issues!
2. NeoStrata Moisture Infusion Serum
3. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum
4. Avene Hydrance Optimale Serum
5. Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel
6. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light
Until next time,