Through this article, Akar Lab will help you better understand the moisturizing system of the skin and teach you how to choose the right moisturizing care for your skin.
You may already know that not all dry skin problems can be solved by a product itself, even if it touts high moisturization. Oftentimes that product needs to be used in conjunction with other skin care products containing a variety of effective ingredients to achieve the balance between oil and water levels. We all know proper moisturization is the way to restore dull skin to its plump and healthy state. However, how do we know we are choosing the right skincare to meet the needs of our skin? Naturally derived botanical oils have unexpected and excellent effects in maintaining the nourishment of our skin. Not only are they the best emollients, but they also contain many other antioxidant benefits that help create radiant, healthy skin. However, dry or dehydrated skin may need more than just a product alone to target the issue.
Have you been using skin care products targeted for dry skin types for a long time, but still feel tightness, lack of moisture, and a dull complexion? You may be experiencing the condition of dehydrated skin, which means you need to find the right balance of oil and water within your system to replenish the nutrients needed to strengthen keratin in your epidermis.
First of all, let’s start by acknowledging that the skin has two major moisturizing systems:
The first is the moisturizing system in the stratum corneum, which is, intercellular lipids and natural moisturizing factors between keratinocytes.
The second is the moisturizing system that covers the outside of the stratum corneum, the oil secreted by the sebaceous glands.
These two major moisturizing systems are indispensable and must complement each other appropriately to create healthy, plump, and supple skin.
Dehydrated skin needs hydration, dry skin needs oil. However, understanding how to properly moisturize and the process our skin goes through to create a moisturized environment is more complex than it may seem.
To achieve a truly comprehensive moisturization of the skin, there must be an iron triangle ritual including moisturizing, nourishing and hydrating. This makes it easier for many people who are looking for moisturizing products for their skin, because all of our moisturizing products were designed to mimic the skin's natural moisturizing system as much as possible.
With the assistance of the moisturizing products, the metabolism of the epidermal cells of our skin can properly heal and function. This leads to the establishment of a new, surface protection layer to prevent water from evaporating from the skin and into the air. This new layer is the stratum corneum- a combination of old keratinocytes and intercellular lipids to form a perfect waterproof barrier on the surface of the skin. When the quality of lipids between keratinocytes is sufficient, the keratinocytes will be neatly stacked together to prevent the loss of water in the skin and make the skin appear smooth and delicate; On the contrary, when the amount of lipid between keratinocytes is insufficient, keratinocytes cannot be neatly stacked, leading to a loss of moisture as the result of the gaps between keratinocytes. This manifests in the form of dry skin, roughness and dullness.
There are many water-soluble molecules in plants, and through the fusion of technology, they can penetrate the deepest layer of the skin, delivering proper hydration. To help skin gently and smoothly replenish, keep in mind that the more natural the source of moisturizing ingredients, the better. The most popular moisturizing ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which is widely loved by beauty lovers. Hyaluronic acid can withstand up to a thousand times its weight in water and is considered a superstar ingredient that is never absent from the lineup of healthy skincare ingredients. Both natural plant extracts and Hyaluronic acid can be found in our Soothe Moisturizer.
3 Ultimate Moisture Protection Secrets:
1. Condition and hydrate
How do you use toner after washing your face? The step may seem simple, but it plays a crucial role, activating the skin's moisturizing power and enhancing the absorption of moisturizer or face oil. In addition to strengthening moisture and softening the stratum corneum. Spray the toning mist on the face evenly, at every angle, you will feel the absorption of the product on the surface of the skin instantly and completely. The more often you put it on, the more moisture your skin restores, and sometimes you can use fingers to gently massage every inch of your face like a Waltz dance on your face to promote blood circulation on the surface of your skin.
2. Soothe and moisturize
When the skin lacks moisture, it results in peeling and irritation. There are two elixirs working impulsively to the skin. After thoroughly toning , it is necessary to use a moisturizer or face oil to form a protective layer to repair the dryness. Both products are relatively mild, less irritating and highly accepted, so they can easily be found in most effective and necessary skincare routines. Even if there are similar ingredients adopted in different moisturizers , reviewing the formula is the key to victory because the ratio of ingredients dictates how much improvement and effect they will have on keratin repair. The formula with the proper ratio always wins.
3. Use face oil to seal and lock hydration
Both face oil and moisturizer work in different ways to strengthen the epidermis and protect it from external damage. Compared to moisturizer, face oil replenishes the depleted fat on the skin's natural barrier, the skin is therefore lubricated, and better skin texture is obtained. The occlusion of face oil forms a layer on top of the epidermis, locking in moisture and preventing water diversion. That’s the reason why our formulations consist of precious botanical oils.
For those with oily or combination skin, consider a face oil made from ingredients such as argan, safflower, and chamomile. The vitamins and fatty acids in these natural sources help regulate and hydrate your skin. These ingredients also offer antioxidant properties to soothe and protect your skin from potential environmental damage.
For dry or dehydrated skin, consider a face oil that contains botanicals such as Baobab or Safflower, which are full of essential fatty acids to deeply nourish. Make good use of Mother Nature! With our high-performing ingredients designed to target your specific skin needs, radiant, glorious, smooth and flawless skin is always within your reach.