I’ve been moisturising my skin everyday for the last who knows how long. It’s a part of my routine and I’ve never thought twice when smearing it on my face each morning. The extra glow is just not worth missing out on.
Recently I have encountered more and more people who don’t use moisturiser, which sends my mind into a “WTH?!” moment. Like, how can you go your day without using this blessing of a product? Are you mad?
I’d finally had enough and continued on this topic asking the question we all want to know.. “Why don’t you use moisturiser?” To the question there was no secret trick, no hidden formula, no alternative. The answer was simply “What’s the point of moisturising?”.
This brought to my attention that many people don’t actually know the benefits of properly moisturising! So.. What’s the point of moisturising?
Moisturising aids in keeping your skin youthful
The ears, face, neck and chest are the most sensitive areas of your skin. They shed and replace skins cells more than any other part of your body, which makes them more at risk of becoming dry and damaged.
New skin cells need replace old skin cells, and moisturising will help to speed up the process. Moisturising keeps the skin hydrated and speeds up the repairing process, while maintaining healthy youthful skin.
Moisturising reduces skin problems
Oily skin and dry skin are very common, dry skin especially during winter months. Dry skin can appear old and unhealthy as well as becoming cracked, sore, and producing other unwanted skin problems.
On the other hand, oily skin can lead to acne, pimples, and bacteria buildup. A common misconception is that people with oily skin should not use moisturiser because it increases the oiliness. This is completely untrue, moisturiser will actually help your skin become less oily. The less oily your skin is, the less breakouts and bacteria buildup you will have.
So if you have dry or oil skin, it might be time to slap on a bit of moisturiser each day, and reduce some of these skin problems.
Moisturising reduces the appearance of skin blemishes
Not only does moisturising have great benefits for your skins health, it can also conceal blemishes. When the skin does not have enough moisture, blemishes can occur. when I see any appear, I apply a layer of moisturiser to dramatically reduce the visibility.
A tinted moisturiser will work even better as it will create a one tone base and cover up unwanted blemishes.
When to use moisturiser?
The most important time to moisturise is after a hot shower, whether it’s morning or night.
A hot shower strips your skin of moisture and natural oils, so when you hop out it will generally feel tight and dry. Use a coat of moisturiser and you will notice the difference straight away.
Before using makeup, apply a layer of moisturiser. If you find the makeup you wear is becoming dry on your skin, this could be your fix. It will also give your makeup look a stunning natural glow.
The less often uses would be after exfoliating, and after shaving. Men, this will help your face look less razor burnt after shaving, give it a go.
What type of moisturiser should I choose?
Tinted moisturiser, added SPF, vit E, for oily or dry skin, there are so many different types of moisturisers to choose from. I use a basic moisturiser with no added vitamins or SPF, for sensitive skin. It does its job well and is cheaper than moisturisers with extra goodies.
The best way to choose the right moisturiser for you is to research. Read into reviews and details of the product. See how it reacts with other people’s skin, and if it is going to fulfil your skin requirements.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions, leave them below in the comments!