Beauty shines with moisturized skin. Moisturizing is the primary way to keep your skin healthy, young and radiant. Moisturizing can increase the skin’s oil balance, reduce appearances of blemishes and wrinkles, and keep you skin looking young and rejuvenated. We can all agree that moisturized skin feels heavenly, yet what is the best way to moisturize your skin?
MOISTURIZING AFTER A SHOWER
The best time to moisturize is after a hot shower when your skin’s absorbance level is high. One of the best tips in the beauty industry is to dry off only slightly after a shower, leaving a bit of moisture on your skin. This will ensure that the moisturizer is easily absorbed by your skin and does not completely clog your pores. This is especially important if you plan to moisturize with natural oils. If you have no plans or time to shower, wet your skin with lukewarm water.
CHOOSING A MOISTURIZER
There is no one perfect standard moisturizer out there. Choosing the moisturizer that is best for your skin is essential. People with oily skin may experience an increase in breakouts when using body creams, while lotions may have minimal impact for individuals with dry skin. If you fall in the oily skin category, you can also seek out oil-free products. Finding your perfect moisturizer calls for experimentation. Seek more natural options with fewer unknown chemicals, that is, stay away from products with added color, fragrance, bubbles, or antibacterial qualities.
MORE IS NOT MERRIER
Unfortunately, many of us are guilty of over-moisturizing. Placing too much moisturizer can clog our pores and reduce the absorbance capacity of the skin, which can lead to breakouts. Start with a quarter size sample on each area you are working with and proceed as needed.
One of the most well-kept secrets for a healthy, glowing skin is moisturizing not the skin, but the air to which your skin is exposed. Beauty sleep is not a myth. The skin rests, breathes and rejuvenates itself at night. To obtain maximum results while asleep, it is important to provide your skin with the best environment possible. Use a humidifier every night to moisturize the air, wear light and smooth nightwear, and receive at least 8 hours of sleep. If you find that your feet and hands remain dry, slip on thin fabric gloves and socks, right after applying your favorite moisturizer.
As seasons change so should your moisturizer. Your skin needs are different with every season, which calls for moisturizers that can meet these needs. Winter demands heavier moisturizers, while summer skin needs lighter options for quick absorbance.
It is surely evident that merely applying moisturizer to your skin cannot be considered moisturizing. True moisturizing calls for the right time, the right moisturizer and the right method. Follow our tips for moisturizing and soon you will swoon over your new glowing, healthy and young-looking skin.