From Myth to Reality: Unraveling the Importance of Hydration for All Skin Types
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From Myth to Reality: Unraveling the Importance of Hydration for All Skin Types

Jul 26, 2023

When it comes to skincare, one aspect that often gets overlooked is hydration. Many people, especially those with oily-prone skin, fall victim to the misconception that moisturizing is unnecessary for their skin type. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Hydration is crucial for all skin types, and while the approach may differ depending on individual needs, everyone can benefit from proper skincare practices.

In this blog, we will debunk the myth, emphasize the importance of hydration for all skin types, and explore the tailored approach for each, with the help of Round Lab products.

Hydration for All Skin Types

The human skin is the largest organ and serves as a protective barrier against external threats. Proper hydration ensures the skin's health, helps maintain its elasticity, and aids in the skin's natural healing processes. Irrespective of skin type, hydration is essential for maintaining a vibrant, youthful appearance.

1. Oily-Prone Skin

Contrary to the myth, oily-prone skin requires hydration as much as any other skin type. Dehydrated skin may cause the body to overcompensate by producing even more oil, leading to clogged pores and acne breakouts. To avoid this, opt for lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizers that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which lock in moisture without clogging pores.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream is an excellent choice for those with oily-prone skin. Enriched with 70% birch tree sap, this cream hydrates the skin without feeling greasy, providing the necessary moisture balance for a healthy complexion.

2. Dry Skin

Dry skin tends to produce less oil and can easily become flaky and rough. Hydrating creams and lotions with emollient ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, or ceramides are ideal for providing an effective moisture barrier to prevent water loss.

Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Cream is specially formulated for dry and sensitive skin. This cream contains deep sea water from the Dokdo Island, rich in minerals, and aids in long-lasting hydration, leaving the skin soft and supple.

3. Combination Skin


Combination skin types are characterized by both oily and dry areas. A blend of both oily and dry areas, presents a unique challenge when it comes to skincare. Finding the correct products that address both concerns can be quite tricky. Often, products designed for oily skin might exacerbate dry patches, while those formulated for dry skin could lead to increased oiliness.

The key to tackling combination skin lies in striking the right balance. Opting for water-based, lightweight moisturizers and serums with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera can effectively hydrate without clogging pores or causing greasiness. Additionally, gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and the use of non-comedogenic products are essential. It may take some trial and error, but once you find the perfect combination of products tailored to your specific skin needs, you'll be well on your way to achieving a harmonious and radiant complexion.

If you are unsure of what your skincare routine should be, take our skincare quiz on our website! It will present you with an A.M. and P.M. routine in order recommended just for you!

4. Normal Skin

Even those blessed with "normal" skin should not skip the hydration step. While their skin may naturally retain moisture better, incorporating hydrating serums or lightweight moisturizers will help maintain its health and overall appearance.

Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner, infused with sea water and hyaluronic acid, is a fantastic option for normal skin. It preps the skin for better absorption of subsequent products, ensuring optimal hydration throughout the day.


Tips and Tricks for Effective Hydration

1. Drink Plenty of Water

While topical hydration is essential, it's equally crucial to hydrate from within. Drinking an adequate amount of water throughout the day ensures that your skin is nourished and plump from the inside out.

2. Avoid Harsh Cleansers

Using harsh cleansers can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dehydration. Opt for gentle cleansers like Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Cleanser, which effectively cleanse without compromising the skin's natural moisture.

3. Regular Exfoliation

Exfoliating the skin regularly helps remove dead skin cells, allowing moisturizers to penetrate more effectively. However, avoid over-exfoliating, as it can disrupt the skin's moisture barrier.

4. Sun Protection

Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is essential. Round Lab Birch Sunscreen Sunscreen and the Dokdo Sun Cream, our bestsellers, offer broad-spectrum protection while providing a lightweight, non-greasy finish, ensuring your skin stays hydrated and safe from sun damage.


In conclusion, the importance of hydration for all skin types cannot be stressed enough. Properly hydrated skin looks and feels healthier, while dehydrated skin can lead to a host of problems, regardless of skin type. The myth that oily-prone skin does not need moisturizing should be dismissed as just that - a myth.

Understanding your skin's needs and tailoring your skincare routine accordingly is vital for maintaining a radiant complexion. By incorporating Round Lab products into your skincare regimen and following the right tips and tricks, you can achieve well-hydrated, glowing skin that will stand the test of time.

Remember, hydration is the key to unlocking your skin's natural beauty! Visit Round Lab to explore their range of hydrating products and take the first step towards healthier, more radiant skin.