One of the most important part of your skin care routine is moisturiser. But it is often overlooked by women! Be it summer or winter, make it a habit of yours to always keep it with you. Harsh weather conditions, cleansing and washing can leave your skin all dehydrated. Moisturiser is something that helps in uplifting your skin and keeping it hydrated and in good condition. However, there are some questions regarding moisturisers that need to be answered such as are all moisturisers equal, how best to use them among others, So, let’s get started:
1.Every moisturiser is not same
Each individual has different skin type, some have dry while others have oily skin. Similarly, there are variety of moisturisers available in the market that you can choose from according to your skin type. For instance, if you have oily skin, try not using moisturiser with added oils as it could clog your pores. For dry skin, you better avoid the ones loaded with fragrances.
Moisturisers are basically the combination of occlusives, emollients and humectants that helps in sealing the moisture, softening the skin and retain the moisture respectively. It also comes in different textures from being heavy, substantial and light. For extra dry skin, a substantial moisture would be a good choice.
2.It contains necessary oils
You must have noticed that moisturisers give your skin a smooth and glowing feeling. The reason is that they contain various oils that are necessary for your skin. Every moisturiser have different oils, it all depends upon the brand and the type you are using. For instance, a moisturiser containing avocado oil is rich in antioxidants that will fight off any free radicals to prevent the symptoms of early aging.
These moisturisers also come in intoxicating scents that makes it all the more alluring. Make it a habit to always read the back of the bottle to know what are the ingredients. Read on about natural oils to best determine which one best suits your skin.
3.It provides hydration to your skin throughout the day
The best way to find the right moisturiser for your skin is to wait for a couple of weeks. If your skin is all dried up even after using the moisturiser, stop using it. A moisturiser should be able to hydrate your skin for all day by sealing the moisture.
4.It prevent signs of aging
Moisturisers do not keep your skin only smooth and silky. Actually, they also prevent your skin from any signs of aging. Usually, we start applying moisturisers and creams only after we see the wrinkles or other aging signs on our skin. But shouldn’t we start doing it before these signs even start surfacing? A preventive course of action is always the best choice. Your choice of moisturiser should not only cater to your moisturizing needs but also take care of other skin issues such as sagging, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.
Moisturisers basically stimulate the growth of proteins, collagen and elastin that helps in maintaining the firmness and elasticity of your skin. If you go out a lot in the sun, moisturiser can provide you an added layer of protection while soothing the itchy and red skin as it contains SPF.
5.Use it all the time
Be it day or night, make sure you use the moisturizer all the time. People usually thinks it is only necessary when you go out in the sun but after cleansing your face in the night, apply moisturizer thoroughly as it works more effectively and faster when skin is in resting mode and not affected by the weather.
Do not overuse it. Apply only as much that your skin is moisturised but at the same time is also able to breathe. So, if you want refreshed and smooth skin, get the right moisturizer for your skin!