A moisturizer is used to protect and lubricate the skin.
Although daily moisturizing is essential for healthy skin, some people regard it as an aesthetically pleasing habit. The greatest organ of the body is our skin and it requires regular care to stay young, blemish-free, and healthy.
Moisturizer should be part of your daily skincare routine. When choosing a moisturizer, go for one with vitamins and SPF 15 to protect the skin. A moisturizer can be used twice daily after a wash, shave, or exfoliation.
After a shower, moisturize your skin since hot water removes all of the moisture and oils from your skin, leaving it parched and dry. While hot water is pleasant, it is also damaging to your skin. So, never forget to use a moisturizer. Here are some of the benefits of using moisturizers:
- Slows Signs Of Aging
The most essential protection against skin aging is moisturizing the skin on a daily basis. Moisturizer helps the skin to stay young and prevents it from developing pre-mature lines and wrinkles.
People with dry skin are more prone to skin damage like cracking and peeling. Studies also show that Moisturizer can help reduce the rate at which you develop wrinkles.Moisturizing helps your skin stay young as the most sensitive areas of your skin – the face, ears, neck, and chest – replace themselves more often than any other area on your skin. This daily loss of skin cells leaves these areas vulnerable to the dryness and the elements – in fact, they are highest-risk areas for skin cancer.
- Reduces Blemishes
Hydrated skin appears healthy, energetic, and youthful. This radiance can help to conceal minor flaws and balance out skin tone. Tints and self-tanning ingredients are found in many moisturizers, that can work with any skin tone which help to disguise blemishes, discoloration, redness, and dark spots. Freshly moisturized skin has a healthy sheen, which can even out any existing blemishes.
In addition to having smoother, softer skin, the appropriate moisturizer can also help you achieve a more even skin tone.
- Prevent Skin Dryness
Moisturizers are creams that keep your skin from drying out. Whether it’s the cold or hot weather, frigid air or scorching heat, your favorite hot showers or regular cleaning, the environment can dry up your skin and cause skin issues.
Dermatologists therefore always advise patients to moisturize after washing their faces because the moisturizer keeps the water in the skin, which is necessary for the skin to stay healthy and avoid dryness.
4 .Gives Smooth Base For makeup
Moisturizer is also needed when applying makeup because it gives a smooth base. Moisturizer softens the skin and prepares it for the product you are about to apply on your face. It also protects the skin cells from makeup products.
- Fight Acne
Moisturizing reduces the chances of skin problems. Especially when using the right kind of moisturizer for your skin it can help maintain its balance. When the skin is too dry or too oily, many common skin problems like acne pop up.
When the skin is hydrated, it stops the body from producing more oil than it needs. While excess oil is usually the cause of breakouts, dry skin can cause your skin to generate more oil, which can contribute to acne. According to dermatologist, Dr. Ted Lain, if your skin tends to be oily, you should look for lotions instead of creams, and try to find a moisturizer with exfoliant ingredient. If your skin tends to be dry, look for a cream – they tend to have a higher oil content.
Moisturizing your skin can prevent sebum overproduction
Regularly using lotion and moisturizer should be a part of any good skin care regimen, but some are better than others. Choose a lotion with plenty of vitamins with an SPF of 15 to protect your skin during the day. Also use lotions that are oil free, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), allergy and dermatologist tested.
Vitamin A and Vitamin B5 increase firmness and build moisture levels.
Anti-Oxidant Vitamins C and E help protect new skin and fight skin damage.
PABA-Free SPF 15 sunscreens help prevent premature lines and wrinkles.
By Shakirat Alabi