Hydrating vs Moisturizing

Question: What is the difference between "hydrating" and "moisturizing"? How do you know which you need? Thanks Judy

They can easily be confused, and many times you can be lacking both moisture and hydration. Generally you need moisture when you are born with dry skin, this is the skin cells inability to hold in moisture as well as not produce enough sebum to provide moisture. In addition, your skin needs hydration many times when you are dehydrated for whatever reason, lack of water, too much caffeine, smokers are usually very dehydrated. Best skin care wishes.

Meagan, Esthetician