Do Thick Moisturizers Give More Hydration?

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 7:02am

It’s a mistake I see all too frequently. Women with “dry” skin buy heavy, oil-based moisturizers because they think their skin is truly dry.

Initially, the heaviness feels good, relieving that tight, dry feeling. But a few hours later, the old problem returns. Why? It’s the wrong product! Truly dry skin actually flakes. It needs an oil-based moisturizer to replenish that missing ingredient in your skin.

On the other hand, dehydrated skin feels tight.  A thick, heavy moisturizer will just sit on your skin for a few hours, providing only temporary relief, because it needs moisture, not oil.

Worse, these heavy moisturizers clog up your skin, dry it out and create more wrinkles! That’s why oil-based moisturizers are rarely the answer.

Because the skin is a complex organ, it takes close examination to understand what it’s asking for. The epidermis is the key to a healthy skin barrier and skin is made up partly of essential fats, which create a waterproof barrier that seals in moisture to keep skin lubricated and protected against harmful bacteria. Your skin requires 3 things in balance to maintain our skin barrier. 

  • Fatty Acids (25%)
  • Cholesterol (25%)
  • Ceramides (40%)


If you cannot get relief from your dry skin, talk to Katie. I can get you and your skin on friendly terms again. Book an Advance Skin Analysis TODAY!




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