Moisturising is essential to make your skin soft, smooth and glowing. Like our body, our skin also needs hydration and proper nutrients to keep it healthy. So, treat it with a good moisturizer. Your skin needs more moisturiser if it is feeling tight. But remember not to overmoisturize as it can cause pore-clogging. Regular use of a moisturizer can help prevent the dry skin that is common in winter. It provides longer wear for make up. It also helps in the the application of foundation which spreads more easily if applied over the moisturizer, making foundation blend smoothly with the skin. When moisturizing dehydrated skin it is best to use a rich face lotion that will nourish the skin. Always be sure to use a moisturizer that is free of mineral oils. Mineral oils can cause the skins elasticity to weaken, eventually causing wrinkles.
A moisturizer should be applied after cleansing and toning. The majority of moisturizers are emulsions of oil and water. The oil in water moisturizers have a higher water content and are lighter and less heavy; these are good for use during the day when makeup will be applied over it, or for women with oily skin. Don’t apply it heavily, as only a light film is needed, and don’t apply moisturizer around the eye area as it can cause the delicate skin in this area to retain fluid and become puffy. Always wait a few minutes after applying moisturizer before putting on your makeup; this allows time for it to dry and form a smooth base for your foundation.
Uses of Moisturizer For many Skin types:
1. Moisturizer for Oily Skin: You need an oil-free, water-based moisturizer.
2. Moisturizer for Dry Skin: Choose a thicker, oil-based moisturizer.
3. Moisturizer for Combination Skin – Use a light, hydrating formula twice a day.
4. Always choose a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer for use on sensitive skin.
Skin Moisturizing Tips For Dry Skin
A few immediate techniques to help moisturize Dry skin:
1. Apply a body moisturizing cream twice daily during the fall and winter to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
2. As estrogens decrease with the onset of menopause, a decrease in sebum results, leading to drier skin.
3. Switch to your cream based skin rejuvenation products if you have dry skin.
4. Using a 1% OTC hydrocortisone ointment on your lips when they start to crack during the winter will speed the healing process.