Category Archives: moisturizer

The Ideal Skincare Routine to Beat Summer Weather Conditions

Your skincare needs should change with every season. What works during the cold weather months, when frigid air dries out and irritates skin, won’t necessarily work when temperatures are at their highest. These tips will help you develop a summer-friendly skincare routine to look your best even as temperatures soar. Continue reading The Ideal Skincare Routine to Beat Summer Weather Conditions

How to Take Better Care of Your Nails

You’ve conquered your complexion and you’ve managed to achieve and maintain healthy, flowing locks, but what about your nails? Many people don’t give much thought to their nails, yet, the hands are something we see and use every day. Not only should the health and appearance of your hands make you happy but also, they should impress others. You don’t need to invest in weekly manicures to have healthy nails, though — you simply need to follow these tips. Continue reading How to Take Better Care of Your Nails

7 Skincare Tips for Dry Skin

If you’re like most people who struggle with dry skin, you have a love-hate relationship with your complexion. When it’s hot and humid out and everyone else looks like they bathed their t-zones in oil, you can’t help but to feel a little smug about your perfectly even complexion. However, when the air is dry and the only breeze is a hot one, your face may feel taught and overstretched, and your complexion may look downright dull. The good news is, with the right skincare products and tips, you can maintain a glowing complexion (and your smug attitude!) year-round. Continue reading 7 Skincare Tips for Dry Skin

How To Transition Your Skincare Routine From Winter to Spring

As the seasons change, most people tend to transition several aspects of their lives along with the shift. They change up their wardrobe, switch to lighter makeup and opt for brighter nail colors. They replace thick flannel blankets with light throws and switch out deep greens and reds for soft yellows and lavender. Yet, for all the changes people make, many fail to address one of the most important needs of all: The needs of their skin. Continue reading How To Transition Your Skincare Routine From Winter to Spring

Everything You Need To Know About At-Home Skin Care and How To Achieve Flawless Skin

You don’t need a ton of money or a beauty guru to achieve and maintain a flawless complexion — you simply need quality products and the willingness to commit to a strict beauty routine. People of the internet shared their top secrets for a year-round glowing complexion, and now we want to share them with you. Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About At-Home Skin Care and How To Achieve Flawless Skin

Your Guide To Perfect Skin in 2020

93% of people set New Years resolutions. Of those 93%, at least half (though likely more) resolve to approve their appearance in some way. The majority of appearance-related resolutions have to do with weight, but almost none have to do with skincare. At Hale Cosmeceuticals, we have witnessed firsthand the amazing transformation that a strategic and dedicated skincare regime can achieve. If you’ve yet to come up with a resolution to which you want to commit, commit to improving your skin’s appearance. Continue reading Your Guide To Perfect Skin in 2020

Winter Hair Care Tips for Lush, Healthy Locks Through the Holidays

It’s common knowledge that the cold, dry air of the winter months can wreak havoc on your complexion, but did you know that it can also cause damage to your hair? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. However, lack of knowledge doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to keep your locks, and your scalp, healthy throughout the season. Read on for 7 steps you can take to prevent winter hair damage. Continue reading Winter Hair Care Tips for Lush, Healthy Locks Through the Holidays

What’s the Difference between Moisturizing and Hydrating?

Winter is one of the driest seasons. Colder outside temperatures mean there is less moisture in the air, and ambient humidity is all but nonexistent inside heated buildings. That means your skin may be dehydrated, dry or both.

Didn’t know there was a difference? You’re not alone. To know whether your skin needs hydrating or moisturizing—and what products to achieve your skincare goals—you need to understand the difference.

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin

Healthy, radiant skin needs sufficient moisture. It needs enough water to keep cells hydrated, and it can only retain enough water if that hydration is protected against evaporation by an oil barrier.

  • Skin that does not have enough water content is dehydrated—it needs hydrating.
  • Skin that cannot retain moisture is dry—it needs moisturizing.

How to Achieve Hydration and Moisturize

Let’s start with the deeper problem—dehydration. To hydrate your skin, you need to ensure that your cells have adequate stores of water, which you can do:

  • Internally by drinking enough water.
    Recommendations for just how much is “enough” vary, but a good rule of thumb is your body weight (in pounds) ¸ 20 = number of glasses of water you should drink per day.
  • Topically by applying a product with hyaluronic acid.
    • Hyaluronic acid retains about 1,000 times its own weight in water. Because you should apply skincare products in the order of lightest to heaviest, a serum with hyaluronic acid, like our

Dermist M3HA

    , is the best option since it goes on first, allowing maximum absorption.

With water stores replenished, you now need to moisturize to protect them. Water space protection requires oil. That’s no problem for people with dry and sensitive skin who do well with a heavier cream, like our ORAC Lifting Complex or Facelift Cream.

However, people with oily and acne-prone skin types are often misled into thinking that any oil is bad for their skin, so they need a completely oil-free product. But an oil-free moisturizer is simply not effective. What these skin types need is a water-based moisturizer with non-comedogenic, plant-derived oils that will provide a breathable oil barrier without increasing oil and breakout control challenges, like our Soft Finishing Moisturizer.

When selecting products, keep in mind: it is possible to have hydrated dry skin, but it is rare to have dry skin that is not already dehydrated. So, everyone needs moisturizing. Not everyone needs hydrating, but hydrating strategies will never hurt your skin, so drink up and incorporate hyaluronic acid into your daily skincare regimen.

What is the Best Moisturizer Combination for Your Skin?

Moisturizer should be an essential component of any skincare regimen. But you can get the most from your moisturizer if you:

  1. Choose the right moisturizer for your skin type
  2. Select complimentary products for your skin care goals

Hale Cosmeceuticals gives you quick guide for selecting the right product combinations to replenish and maintain proper skin hydration as you work toward healthier, younger-looking skin. Continue reading What is the Best Moisturizer Combination for Your Skin?