Moisturize or hydrate? 

For proper skin care, do you know the difference between hydrating and moisturizing? Here we tell you, just keep reading. 

Although these concepts seem similar they are not, therefore, it is better to clarify them before continuing. Hydrating means bringing water to the skin, while moisturizing means retaining moisture from the skin. 

Types of cream: 


A moisturizing cream is a product that acts as a protective barrier on the skin and its main function is to prevent the evaporation of the water contained in the fabric. 

A hydrating cream is a product indicated to provide water to the skin cells. These creams act in the deep layers of the skin and generally contain active substances such as vitamins, salts, minerals, etc. A hydrated skin is generally more flexible, luminous, elastic and soft. 

Do you need to hydrate or moisturize? 

Your skin can give you some signs as to whether it needs to hydrate or moisturize:

-If your skin is dry or dull, your cells do not maintain their natural moisture and you need to moisturize it.

-If your skin has little elasticity or dryness or you suffer from dehydration for any reason, you should hydrate it.

Whenever you have doubts regarding the health of your skin, it is important that you go to a specialist.

 So… the difference between the two terms is that moisturizing basically means creating a protective layer on the skin so that it maintains its natural moisture, while hydrating is providing water and hydration to the skin; one action compliments the other!

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