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If Your Skin Care Routine Doesn’t Include This One Ingredient, You Are Missing Out

Laurelle Adjani

Posted on November 20 2020

If Your Skin Care Routine Doesn’t Include This One Ingredient, You Are Missing Out

            I’ve noticed my skin isn’t as fluid looking as it use to be. It lacks that supple, watery texture that I had in my 20s and 30s. Besides drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day, I decided to dive into finding the perfect products that contained the most hydro-loving elements. I then fell in love with humectants. They are a must if you want to clear up cracking, drying or flakey skin.

                Humectants love water. They love it so much that they suck water from the dermis to the epidermis. There molecular bond with the water, keeps water close to the skin. Once a humectant has hung on, it won’t evaporate off your skin, which keeps your skin hydrated. Super good news for dry skin! If the humidity is over 70%, humectants draw moisture from the air into your skin. Fog and morning dew are humectant friendly!

 

Types of Humectants

Aloe

Amino Acids

Hyaluronic acid

Glycerin

Honey

Sorbitol

Xylitol

AHAs

Hydrolyzed Proteins

Collagen

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