When the skin is well-hydrated, it is more plump and resilient. … The job of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to hold water. When there is adequate water from inside and out the skin looks healthier and more vibrant and is less prone to wrinkles.

When you think of hydration it’s only natural to think of water. To hydrate something means to increase its water content. In relation to skin care, hydration means increasing the amount of water in your skin cells, which results in a healthy, smooth and plump complexion.

But remember, while your skin might have enough oil, it may be lacking in water, so it’s good to replenish skin’s hydration. And if it senses it doesn’t have enough hydration, it will produce more oil. Look for a moisturizer formulated for oily skin(preferably oil-free) to restore hydration and balance.

How does a Hydrating Facial Work?

A hydrating facial, as with any other facial, follows a sequence of steps that are done in a beauty spa or as your own skin care regimen at home. There are approximately 7 steps and are normally done in this order but may vary:

  1. Cleanse
  2. Tone
  3. Exfoliate
  4. Serum
  5. Massage
  6. Mask (SKIN SECRET’s aloe vera mould mask does wonders)
  7. Protect.

As a general overview, the facial begins with a cleansing of the skin to remove any dirt and impurities from the surface of the skin.

A toner is then gently swiped over the skin to remove any excess dirt and to prep the skin for better absorption of the product. The skin is exfoliated to remove dead skin cells, revealing a new and smooth layer of skin from underneath.

A hydrating serum is applied and massaged gently into the skin, penetrating the product deep into the skin. Next is to apply a layer of mask over the entire face and letting it set for 10 minutes so the skin can absorb all the nutrients and moisture.

Lastly, protect the skin with a hydrating moisturizer and eye cream to lock in all the hard work.

BENEFITS

  • Skin is hydrated and supple

  • Skin appears brighter

  • Even skin tone and texture

  • Less excess oil

  • Fewer acne breakouts

  • Better absorption of skin care products

  • No itchiness and irritation