MOISTURIZERS THAT WORK
Probably the most important part of any skincare regime is moisturizing.
After you remove your daytime make-up, lather on some cleanser, and exfoliate those pores, coating your skin with a layer of moisturizer or facial oil is completely necessary.
Moisturizers are the gods of skincare. They’re what make your skin glow, those wrinkles vanish, and your skin tone even.
Here’s the basic breakdown on how moisturizers actually work:
When your skin lacks water it becomes dry and cracked.
With these chilly months ahead of us, the dry air sucks all the lipids (the natural fats) right out of your skin.
The epidermis is the outermost layer of your skin, and the layer that protects from outsider stressors. So, when the lipids are compromised (like from cold air) and can no longer maintain its water content, the skin begins to crack and flake.
The ingredients in the moisturizers act to restore that water content, creating hydrated and flawless skin!
So basically, a good moisturizer or facial oil can add and seal those natural lipids right back into your skin after they’re sucked out by the dry and chilly air.
Here are some tips on how to keep your skin soft and dewy:
- Make sure not to slather on too much oil on your skin; this causes clogged pores and a breakout.
- Everyone’s skin is different and is affected by the environment they live in, food they’re eating, and amount of exercise they’re getting.
- Putting on a moisturizer when the skin is still damp helps to seal in the moisture even more. Think of it as helping your skin open up in order to let the moisture soak in rather than having it fight through hardened pores.
- A body lotion is not the same as a facial lotion. In body lotion, the ingredients that are used are more intense. You need more moisture restored to your knees and elbows and the skin is much thicker. Using a body lotion on your face can cause immediate breakouts and sometimes redness.
- A lot of people with dry skin also have sensitive skin. So, check out the ingredients! Any parabens, sulfates, or fragrance (to name a few) could make the skin react poorly. Look for products with natural ingredients! There are so many that naturally smell and feel good on your skin.
Give your skin some love!
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