Skin Care – Skin Moisturizer Tips

Moisturizing 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 moisturizer if it is feeling tight. But remember not to over moisturize 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.

Only use a moisturizer where you need it. You cannot hydrate skin properly using topical applications alone – you have to drink plenty of water. Remember to always use a sunscreen during the day on the top of the moisturizer. This will protect the skin from pollution, sun damage and dehydration.

While dryness and peeling on the face becomes apparent immediately, dry skin on other parts of the body may not be so obvious. One thing women should watch out for is dry skin on the undersides of the breasts. Friction caused by bras and the onset of the winter weather makes the skin more susceptible to peeling and dryness.

Using a 1% OTC hydrocortisone ointment on your lips when they start to crack during the winter will speed the healing process.

When cleansing dehydrated skin you will want to use a milky cleanser. Milky cleansers are extra-gentle, healing and protect skin that is aggravated by environment or climate. To relieve skin of its ashy appearance, use an exfoliant with small granules after cleansing twice a week. The granules will be more aggressive in removing the dry cells that coat the skin.

Moisturize at least twice daily. This can help repair sun damage and slow wrinkling.

Look for moisturizers that contain cell-repairing compounds that have or include vitamin-A.

Apply a body moisturizing cream twice daily during the fall and winter to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

There is no better time to moisturize than immediately after your bath or shower. Treat yourself to a warm (not hot) bath infused with our moisturising bath and massage oil. While your skin is still plump and hydrated, smooth on moisturizing lotion or a rich body cream – and finish off with a light dusting of body powder to help seal in moisture.

Do not over-indulge in sunbathing. Excessive exposure to sun rays can cause dry skin, wrinkles and skin cancer. All areas that are exposed to the sun, such as the face, ears, hands, and back of the neck should have a moisturizer containing sun block or a sunscreen of SPF 15 or greater applied daily. As much as possible, stay out of the sun. The sun is responsible for most of the damage done to the skin. It causes dryness, wrinkles, and even rashes and blisters. Always apply a good sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin if you must be in the sun.

The best way to moisturize your skin is to apply a think layer of lotion or cream to the surface of your skin in an upward motion. This will help work the moisturizer into your skin, and it will also help to reduce sagging. You should read the directions for the products that you use to figure out how much to use and how to apply it properly.

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