Our skin requires regular hydration and moisturization to keep it healthy, young, and blemish-free.
What is the difference between hydrating and moisturizing?
Hydration is about increasing the water intake in the skin to make it soft and bouncy. Whereas moisturizing is about keeping the skin well-protected and preventing water loss that evaporates from the skin.
Does my skin need a hydrating cream or moisturizer?
If your skin feels dull, tired, and dry, fine lines and wrinkles become noticeable on your facial skin which means you need hydration.
In the meantime, if your skin feels dry, itchy, and rough then your skin needs a moisturizer to increase skin protection and water loss.
The importance of moisturizing your skin daily
Moisturizing your skin is a must and beneficial no matter what your skin type might be to fight wrinkles, fine lines, dry skin, and keep your skin smooth.
Here are the top reasons why you should moisturize your skin.
1. To stay young
Beautiful and young skin requires a moisturizer that should be part of your skin’s daily morning and night routine. Moisturizing can keep healthy, youthful, and smooth.
2. Moisturize to reduce signs of aging
In fact, our facial skin, ears, neck, and chest are the most wrinkles-prone sensitive areas. They are exposed to sun and environmental factors that can suck the moisture and leave your skin vulnerable to dryness, cracks, and blemishes.
Moisturizing these areas can boost collagen production that reduces wrinkles, and fine lines, improve skin’s elasticity that keeps skin plump and vibrant.
3. Protect the skin from the sun
Dermatologists recommend the daily use of moisturizing products with SPF in all seasons to protect the skin against UV rays and protect the lipid barrier on the skin from toxins.
4. Sooth skin problems
If you feel your skin is on fire because of irritation, insect bites, or, rashes applying a moisturizer on your skin is your solution whether it’s a cream or ointment that contains aloe vera gel or chamomile to calm your skin and keep it in balance.
5. A natural makeup look that lasts longer
When we think about makeup, hydration and moisturization are a must to help us get a day full of makeup coverage that lasts longer.
Moisturizing your skin before applying makeup is beneficial to prepare the skin to absorb the makeup products and protect skin cells from dryness and irritation.
6. Sooth the skin after shaving
Moisturizing your skin after shaving is an important process to prevent the itchiness and dryness of the skin from cleansing and shaving products.
How to apply a moisturizer?
- Firstly, When applying a moisturizer treat your skin as if you are treating a baby.
- Secondly, massage your skin gently in a smooth way without putting too much pressure on your skin.
- The best time to apply a moisturizing cream is after cleansing and exfoliating because it’s best absorbed by damp skin.