Moisturizing every day is a must if you wish to achieve that silky, smooth skin.
It’s one thing to want healthy and glowing skin, but it’s another to put time and effort into nourishing and taking care of it.
For those who are still in doubt, moisturizing, according to skin experts, is vital.
Some may argue that they don’t need to moisturize anymore since their skin is naturally oily and doing so could make it worse.
Well, we are here to debunk such myths.
Did you know that skin can be shiny and look moisturized but is actually dehydrated underneath?
We will be covering on that and many more next so stay tuned.
Here’s how a face moisturizer can do good things to your skin.
But first off, let’s discuss briefly how moisturizing plays a role in every skin type.
Dry and problematic skin type
Dry skin, undoubtedly, needs a powerful moisturizer, specifically one with a thick formula and packed with active ingredients.
Such components will replenish the skin’s natural barrier in order to prevent moisture loss.
Moisturizing helps ease symptoms of rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis.
Combination skin type
Combination skin needs extra care since different parts of your face have varied needs.
As such, these areas may react differently to certain products.
To play it safe, opting for oil-free, water-based, and non-comedogenic moisturizer is the best option.
Still, moisturizing regularly is important.
You can use a lightweight moisturizer for your whole face in the morning then only use more moisturizer on the drier areas when needed.
Oily and acne-prone skin
Oily skin needs moisturizing, and this is the hard truth.
While not as frequently and not the same type of formula that the dry skin needs, moisturizing is an essential step for oil and/or acne-prone skin.
A good moisturizer suited for this skin type can help reduce blemishes, soothe inflammation, and even encourage faster cell turnover.
Moreover, hydrated skin is different from the skin with excess oil.
As we have mentioned before, your skin can be greasy and shiny even if the skin cells below it are inflamed and dehydrated.
Benefits of moisturizing
1. Prevent dryness
The main job of moisturizers is to prevent skin dryness.
Environmental factors like the weather can dry your skin and lead to skin problems.
Moisturizing it daily can counteract these negative effects.
2. Promotes youthful skin
A good daily moisturizer is the most vital protection against premature skin aging.
Particularly those with dry skin types, their skin’s surface is more prone to damage like flaking, cracks, and peeling.
Keeping your face moisturized boosts the skin’s ability to repair itself and produce collagen to give you youthful skin.
3. Reduces the appearance of blemishes
A freshly moisturized skin creates a healthy sheen, which can minimize the appearance of any existing blemishes.
Some moisturizers today contain self-tanner or tint that works with any skin tone, enough to act as a light concealer.
4. Fights wrinkles
Want to achieve a plump and smooth skin?
Moisturizing causes the skin to puff up and lessen the appearance of wrinkles, making them less deep.
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