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Pida Beauty Tips

Minkyung Kang

Founder & CEO - Pida Beauty

The terms hydration and moisture are often used interchangeably when it comes to skincare. In reality, both are quite different - their main function and ingredients are not alike. If someone is suffering from dry skin it means that their skin is not producing oil. On the other hand, someone with dehydrated skin means that their skin is lacking water.

9Wishes rice 72% white lucent refining toner

Provides a lasting glow with a boots of moisture to the skin

How to identify if you have dry skin?

Dry skin is identified by dry patches, flakey skin and small pores. 

As we age our skin tends to produce less oil and therefore becomes drier. 

Medication, whether topical or oral, can also contribute to dry skin.

Dr. G R.E.D. blemish soothing toner

A toner for those who suffer from acne or sensitivity. It helps soothe irritation while providing the skin with hydration.

How do you identify if you have dehydrated skin?

Dehydrated skin is a concern that people of any skin type can suffer from at any point in their lives.

It is usually and best identified by being itchy, sensitive and an overall feeling of tightness. 

If your skin has been looking shiny, but feels tight at the same time then that means that your skin is lacking water and is dehydrated.

Cell Fusion C calming down cream 

Amazing for sensitivity as it is soothing and cooling on the skin.

Dehydration can occur as a result of environmental factors such as airline travel, low air humidity, being in an air-conditioned environment for extended periods and using harsh products on the skin such as exfoliators or over-cleansing.

9Wishes Hydra skin amuple serum

A hyaluronic acid serum that helps plump fine lines in the skin and makes the skin radient.

Let's say that you have established that you have dry skin - your next step should be looking for moisturizing products. A moisturizer should coat the skin to form a protective barrier that prevents moisture loss. Moisturizing products should include emollients such as (to name a few) plant oils, cocoa butter and fatty acids.

Ma:nyo radiance oil

Contain 12 herbal oils that help seal in moisture with a lightweight feel and glowy finish

If you have oily skin but have recently noticed that its feeling dehydrated, further affecting the overall look and feel of your skin, then you should introduce products that intensely hydrate your skin. A hydrator contains water soluble ingredients such as humectants. A humectant’s function is to attract water to the skin. Ingredients such as glycerin, aloe vera, urea and hyaluronic acid are just a few examples of humectants. The most popular one being hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in our bodies as a joint lubricant. The reason why it has attracted so much popularity is that it holds 1000 times its weight in water.


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