Summer Skincare Guide: Hydration vs Moisture


Summertime Skin Protection

How can we be sure our skin is well protected from the effects of our beloved sun this summer, and what exactly are we protecting our skin from?

Two major concerns that come to mind, are protecting skin from excessive water loss and protecting skin from the damaging effects of the sun.

Last week here on the blog we talked about how when the temperatures rise, our skin is more prone to more natural water loss (sweating) which can lead to dehydration on a cellular level if not addressed properly. You can read up on that here.

This week I'm sharing how to protect skin by locking in essential moisture, hydration vs. moisture, and how we make it all work for us.

  • When we're talking about skincare, and we refer to hydration we're talking about water on a cellular level, that plumps up every cell of the body, including our skin. Our goal is to lock the nice plump hydrated cells in our skin with our moisturizer. We all sweat and that's needed, natural and an essential part of our skins function. You'll find a good moisturizer will create a barrier that should protect skin from excessive water loss, find a moisturizer you love and use it every morning and night without fail.
  • The order of our skincare matters in protecting our skin! Waterbased products first, then oil based products to follow. For example toners, then water-based serum like our Plumping Serum with Hylauronic Acid & Vitamin B5 followed by your favorite moisturizing oil or cream, then your sunscreen.
  • Don't exfoliate too often! When we exfoliate we're encouraging that top layer of skin to shed in a healthy manner. Exfoliating can give skin a healthy glow but exfoliate too often we can cause imbalance in the epidermis.

    For more info you can watch our Skin Hydration vs Moisture on Cosmic IGTV.

    Next week we're talking sunscreens sun protection here on the blog. Until then, "Cheer's to healthy skin this summer!"

    xo, Michelle