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With review and feedback from CEENTA facial plastic specialist Susan Yanik, MD (Concord, Salisbury)

Some skincare products say they’ll hydrate your skin. Some say they’ll moisturize it. Some say both. Are these the same thing? Are they different? Does it matter which product you use?

What is hydrating? What is moisturizing?

Hydrating your skin is when you add water to your skin to improve its plumpness. Moisturizing, on the other hand, is sealing in the moisture already in your skin cells to prevent dehydration, especially in people whose skin produces a less-than-ideal amount of oil.

Why is hydrated skin so important?

Hydrated skin can prevent dryness, damage, and signs of premature aging.

Susan Yanik, MD

Do I need a hydrator or a moisturizer?

If you have dry, flaky, itchy skin, there’s a good chance you just need a moisturizer, CEENTA ENT doctor and facial plastic specialist Susan Yanik, MD, said. If your skin produces extra oil, or if it is dull and you have fine lines or wrinkles, your sky is dehydrated. Keep in mind, though, that you may need both.

Can I just wash my skin more?

It’s easy to assume that washing your skin more with plain water will help its hydration levels, but in actuality you could be doing the opposite. First, water will evaporate long before it has the chance to hydrate you. Also, you’ll be washing away those natural oils, which can in turn dry out your skin.

Can CEENTA help me with my skincare?

CEENTA sells high-quality Alastin and SkinMedica skincare products in our SouthPark, Concord, Fort Mill, and Uptown offices. Our trained medical personnel can help you find the product you need and help your skin stay healthy, plump, and hydrated. And now until the end of 2020, you can get 15 percent off our skin care products. Stop in and help your skin today.

This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your doctor. You can now schedule an appointment online with Dr. Yanik or any of our more than 40 ENT doctors in North and South Carolina. You can also schedule through myCEENTAchart or by calling 704-295-3000.

 


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