Moisturizer is a term that comes from the Latin word humectans which, in turn, derives from humidify (“moisten”). It’s about a adjective which refers to that which moistens. For example: “If you have dry skin, you should use a moisturizer”, “The dermatologist suggested that I buy a moisturizing lotion to use after shaving”, “This ingredient will act as a humectant and will allow us that the meat is not dry”.
The moisturizing creams are part of the so-called products of beauty. These lotions are applied on the skin to give it more softness and shine, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Experts claim that moistening it is essential for the healthy maintenance of the skin. This is accomplished by consuming a lot Water, although additional support is often needed. The moisturizing creams Not only do they contain water, but they also contain oils and other substances that help combat dryness, superficial blemishes and other factors that affect the skin.
Within the beauty sector, on many occasions, what is moisturizing is often confused with hydration. But it must be clear that, although it may be believed that they are the same, in reality it refers to different issues. Specifically, this is what differentiates one term from another:
• Moisturizing cream is one whose clear mission is to protect the skin. How do you do it? Preventing the water in your fabric from evaporating and for this, what it does is act as if it were a protective barrier. For this reason, it must be emphasized that it is common for it to be composed of elements such as glycerin or panthenol, among other products, to facilitate your work.
• The moisturizing cream, meanwhile, what it does is provide the skin with the water it needs to be in the best possible condition. Specifically, within this type of cosmetic products there are two modalities: simple creams, which are recommended for people who are 20 years of age or older and which are usually made up of vegetable oils; and complex creams, which are for women and men over 30 years old and which are made up of ingredients such as minerals or vitamins, among others.
Based on the difference that exists between both types of cosmetics, it must be clear that aesthetic experts agree that the ideal would be to start the day by applying moisturizer to the face and then resorting to moisturizer at night.
It is important to note that there are different types of moisturizing creams according to the needs of the skin. Young skin has a greater regenerative capacity than older skin, in addition to containing more water and oil.
As dry skin is easily irritated, sufferers are advised to avoid scratching, use sunscreen on a daily basis, and cleanse their skin frequently.
The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) also defines as a humectant the substance that allows to stabilize the water content in a material.