Why Double Moisturizing Is The Hack You Need For Ultra-Nourished Skin
Whether you’re a skincare pro or someone who's just begun to explore the world of beauty, when it comes to determining what products are best for your skin type, it’s not unusual to have some questions along the way. Like most things, learning about your skin takes time. As you age and your complexion changes, your routine will require constant tweaking to suit your needs and keep you looking (and feeling!) fantastic. To begin building that perfect regimen, you’ll need to develop an understanding of skincare-related terminology. And today, we’re going to tackle two of the most frequently confused adjectives in all of skincare: hydrating and moisturizing.
Can a product be both hydrating and moisturizing? Most definitely. In fact, some of the very best are. However, these two words do in fact mean different things. While hydration and moisture often go hand in hand, skin that is lacking more of one than the other will benefit from certain products differently, so ensuring your routine contains both types of ingredients is key. The best way to understand this is to define each term clearly and then figure out which products in your arsenal cater to which skincare goal. Then, you can mix and match to ensure your routine will leave you both hydrated and moisturized.
So, What’s The Difference?
Most people tend to understand hydration as being water-based, while moisture is more oil-based. When skin is hydrated, it looks plump and refreshed as opposed to tired and dull. On the other hand, when skin is moisturized, it feels soft and supple as opposed to dry and rough. Of course, many would agree that the ideal skin is both hydrated andmoisturized, which is why the two terms are so often grouped together, but nevertheless, different ingredients and formulas are required to achieve each goal. That said, it’s important to keep the differences in mind when selecting your skincare products.
To ensure a routine is as nourishing as possible, many Japanese beauty-lovers opt to double moisturize. You’ve most likely heard of double cleansing — using a cleansing oil followed by a foaming cleanser — and double moisturizing is a similar approach that requires two steps to get skin properly hydrated and moisturized. Of course, DHC has the perfect products to cover both aspects of this approach.