Hydration is a crucial step in any skincare routine, regardless of skin type. To prevent dryness, it can be tempting to apply an excessive amount of cream. However, over-hydration is not the right way to care for your skin. We provide some tips for hydrating your skin in moderation.
How to avoid over-hydrating your skin?
- Why hydrate your skin?
- How to adequately hydrate your skin without overburdening it?
- Which moisturising cream is suitable for my skin?
Why hydrate your skin?
Morning and evening, hydration is an essential step to maintain healthy skin. This skincare routine helps to avoid a dull complexion. Indeed, the cells of the epidermis display a greyish hue when they lack hydration. Moreover, hydration helps to protect the skin from external aggressions (sun, pollution, tobacco...). Indeed, the moisturising cream envelops the epidermis and forms a protective film. Hydration also helps to slow down the natural phenomenon of skin ageing. Dryness is one of the factors that accentuates the appearance of fine lines, particularly around the eyes, cheeks and forehead.
How to adequately hydrate your skin without overburdening it?
Applying moisturiser too generously can clog pores and promote the appearance of blemishes. Moreover, when we "over-hydrate" our skin, it naturally limits the production of sebum, which (along with sweat and dead cells) constitutes the protective hydrolipidic film of the epidermis. The skin then lacks even more hydration, which prompts us to hydrate it further, fuelling this harmful cycle.
To use moisturising cream effectively, adhere to the following steps.
Always start by removing your makeup and/or cleansing your skin.
Apply a dollop (this is more than enough for the face and neck) of moisturising cream to the T-zone of your face as well as the cheeks, then spread with your fingers to cover your entire face.
Perform circular movements to massage your skin and allow the treatment to penetrate deeply. For the neck, massage with your palms from bottom to top.
By applying the correct amount of skincare product, there should not be any excess cream on your face. The applied skincare should be completely absorbed by the skin within a few seconds.
Which moisturising cream is suitable for my skin?
Hydration should be included in the daily skincare routine, regardless of your skin type. Dry skin types should opt for a moisturiser rich in lipid-replenishing ingredients such as plant oils, while oily skin prone to blemishes should favour purifying actives and avoid applying comedogenic ingredients like coconut oil.
If you have dry, normal or combination skin, you can use our hydrating face cream with 9 ingredients, morning and evening. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and organic coconut oil, it's a minimalist formula that hydrates and nourishes the epidermis. However, those with combination to oily skin may prefer our purifying face cream with zinc PCA and bamboo extract. It is enriched with sebum-regulating and antibacterial active ingredients. It purifies the skin and combats skin imperfections.