Hydrating vs. Moisturizing
Do you know how to pick the right moisturizer for your skin type? If not, keep reading!
There are three main types of ingredients used in moisturizers:
- Humectants draw water into the skin, leaving it dewy, plump, radiant and glowing. You want these in your moisturizer regardless of skin type! Look for ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium PCA or Glycerin.
- Emollients soften and condition your skin while eliminating dryness and flakiness. These are essential for most skin types, ESPECIALLY dry skin as they provide oil to the skin. Look for ceramides, lipids, fatty acids, cholesterol and shea butter.
- Occlusives seal everything into the skin. Very dry skin, chronic skin conditions or post‑laser treatment skin needs occlusives. Look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalene or petroleum jelly to keep the moisture in your skin.
If you need more help figuring out what the right ingredients for you are, send me a DM or book a virtual consultation at theskinsaint.com!
How to Read Skincare Labels
Now that you know what to look for in your skincare, you should probably know how to read the labels!
Remember how we talked about humectants above? Those will be at the top of the label ‑ ingredients like water and glycerine.
Next up are actives. For the most part, you want these HIGH up in the list so you know the product contains a lot of them, which will make it more effective when treating your skin. These are the ingredients that give your skincare products it’s “characteristics” and help treat your skin.
On the other hand, other very potent actives are best at 1% like retinoids, so this might not always be the case.
Take a look at some of my other videos and guides to learn the best ingredients for your skin type and skin goals, so you know what to look for on these labels. You want to use the RIGHT products for you!
P.S. To make things even easier, we have The Skin Saint products grouped by skin type on our website to take out the guesswork!
Combat Free Radicals
Are you familiar with free radicals? Unfortunately, your skin is!
Free radicals are the enemy of beauty. They’re unstable molecules that steal electrons from your cells that cause them to malfunction. Sounds kind of scary!
You can expect to see things like:
- Brown spots
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Sagging skin
- Faster aging
- Lack of elasticity
…all the things we work so hard to avoid! So, what can you do?
Use Topical antioxidants like niacinamide, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid, all of which are found in my CEF+ Peptide Serum! You can also try out my Amplify AH Serum, which combats damage from the environment, cell phones and computers.
Most importantly, use these DAILY ‑ and start when you’re young! You’ll thank me later.
IV Nutrient Therapy
As you know, I’m big on holistic healthcare, treating your body from the inside AND the outside.
That’s why I LOVE to get regular nutrient IVs from @cutlerintegrativemedicine! I’m not crazy about the poke, but I love feeling healthy and rejuvenated after my IV session.
One of my FAVORITES is the Cutler Guarantee IV, which has 17 nutrients handpicked to treat all aspects of your health, including anti‑aging, energy, hydration, immune system, metabolism, stress relief and more!
So, when you visit us at FACE, make sure to spare a little extra time to get a nutrient IV, you won’t regret it!