Skin Care Terminology and Facts Dictionary - H

hive:a swelling in the skin which produces an elevated, spongy, soft area which can appear suddenly and usually disappears within 24 hours. Can be the result of common allergic reactions to insect bites, drugs or anything which has touched the skin. Also known as a wheal.
hydrate:a hydrate is a substance containing water in the form H2O or its constituent elements. Aloe Vera is a skin care ingredient that functions as a super hydrate, it is the foundation of the Nancy K Brown skin care line. See Aloe Vera explained by Nancy K Brown.
hydration:the process or action to replenish the body's reserves of H2O - either through ingestion (by drinking) or by the application of hydrators to the skin - see Hydrators - Step 4 in the Nancy K Brown skin care regimen. Aloe Vera products are excellent sources of hydration due to their high H2O content.
hydrator:a drink or product that helps the body replenish its reserves of H2O. See Hydrators - Step 4 in the Nancy K Brown skin care regimen. Aloe Vera containing skin care products are excellent hydrators, due to theiur high H2O content.
hyperlinear palms:increased number of skin creases on the palms.
hyperpigmented eyelids:eyelids that have become darker in colour due to inflammation or hay fever.
hypo-allergenic:means that a product or ingredient will not cause an allergic reaction or cause sensitization of the skin.
hyaluronic acid:a super humectant capable of retaining many times its weight in moisture (water). Used as a hydrating and moisturizing agent. Also know as a cyclic acid. Found in numerous Nancy K Brown products, but especially the Aloe Hydrant Essence - see Skin Care - Hydrators - step 4.

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