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5 Best Reasons You Should Moisturise for Healthy Skin

Moisturising should be an essential step in our skincare regimen. To get and maintain a radiant glow normally requires time and effort to replenish and nourish our skin. So what are the benefits of including this key step into our daily routine? 



    Cold air or dry air can deprive our skin of moisture. Moisturising helps to restore the skin's lost hydration and aids to stop any further loss. 


      Dry skin causes your sebaceous glands to produce more oil. This leads to blocked pores and blemishes. Moisture in the skin allows the pores to remain open and helps to loosen up the sebum that builds up and gets trapped in your pores.


      Antioxidants in moisturisers can help repair the skin from damage caused by UV rays. Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen. A 2 in 1 moisturiser can protect the skin during the summer and winter months.


      Hydrated and healthy skin is more elastic, plumper and firmer. A good moisturiser therefore reduces the look of ageing signs and keeps the skin looking younger.


      Dry or oily sensitive skin can lead to eczema, flaky skin, or prone to more breakouts. A moisturiser with soothing ingredients like chamomile, aloe vera, honey and oatmeal can ensure that your face does not get irritated.


      To reap the maximum benefits of moisturising, here are a few tips to consider:

      • After a shower you can apply your moisturiser to your entire body whilst the skin is still moist to help seal in the hydration. Avoid excessive rubbing especially around the eye area. Gently moisturise the skin in an upward and circular motion on the face. Avoid moisturising your face with the lotion you use on your body this could cause skin irritation or breakouts. 

      • Choose your moisturiser according to your skin type. People with normal skin need a light moisturiser that contains natural oils, whereas people with dry skin may require heavier creams with humectants to lock in moisture. For those with oily skin, there are oil-free, non comedogenic moisturisers, which won't clog pores. And people with sensitive skin should look for moisturisers that are fragrance-free and contain few ingredients.

      • Whatever routine you develop try to be consistent. We might fall off the wagon every now and again but once we maintain consistency with time, the right products and techniques your skin will thank you later.

      • Stay hydrated! Drink a lot of water since this will make its way to your skin and help it to become clearer and more radiant.

      There are many benefits to maintaining healthy and hydrated skin. Your skin is your largest organ and our face is the softest and most exposed part of our body. Therefore it is imperative that we take good care of it. 

      Moisturising your skin daily will help retain your skin’s elasticity, helping it stay plump and firm, leading to more youthful and radiant looking skin that defies the normal onset of wrinkles. You will have clear, smooth skin and help minimise skin issues such as dryness and acne enabling your makeup application to look and feel flawless.

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