THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOISTURIZING & HYDRATING YOUR SKIN – Dermatologist, Dr. Hadley King

When caring for your skin, moisturizing and hydrating seem like interchangeable words. One product can achieve both, right? They are actually very different!

Moisturizers reduce trans epidermal water loss by forming a barrier over the skin through occlusive and emollient ingredients. They retain moisture present in the skin at the time of application. By providing a protective seal on the skin’s surface, moisturizers are able to reduce the risk of evaporation of moisture from the skin throughout the day. The shea butter, jojoba oil & vitamin E -based body butters will create an impenetrable barrier on skin’s surface so no moisture can escape.
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BANISH DRY SKIN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THESE WINTER SKIN TIPS by Guest Author – Dr. Hadley King


When temperatures plummet, there are so many things that begin to dry out your skin. It’s almost impossible to keep smooth summer-ready skin through the winter months. After getting home from a long cold day, a hot shower is all you want. Hot baths and showers can dissolve the protective barrier in the skin, which leads to dryness. When the weather sinks below freezing, the humidity also decreases, sucking the moisture out of your skin. The lack of humidity in the air is compounded by the use of indoor heating. As the air becomes drier, more moisture from your skin is lost to the dry air.

Here are some tips to combat the cold and have beautiful skin all year round:
• A humidifier is helpful because it replaces some of the moisture in the air so it will not be as drying to your skin.
• Use heavy moisturizers to help lock in the moisture in your skin like Éclair Naturals All Over Lotion (anything lavender scented is my personal favorite). Continue reading