A good skincare routine ends with the application of moisturizer. Indeed, hydration is not an option but an in-dis-pen-sand step to keep skin healthy. But why ? All professionals and dermatologists agree that good hydration of the epidermis provides many benefits to the skin of our face. It helps, in particular to fight against dull complexion, to protect it from external aggressions (pollution, cold, wind) and helps to avoid skin dryness. Organ in permanent contact with the outside, the epidermis of the skin also constitutes a rampart against aggressions. If it is weakened, the organism also becomes more vulnerable.
Protects against skin dryness
The number one reason people buy moisturizer is dry skin. This is its main objective. But how does a moisturizer work?
When we do not moisturize our skin, the skin barrier is compromised and our skin becomes dry. More precisely, the hydrolipidic film which makes it possible to retain water within the epidermis will fade. This results in a slight inflammation that will cause tightness , itching, and even irritation !
The main objective of a moisturizer is to feed the hydrolipidic film and keep it in good condition. The agents present in a moisturizer have the ability to draw water from the environment into the outer layer of your skin, providing long-lasting hydration.
Fights signs of aging
Moisturizing your skin with a moisturizing face cream is also the first step to take to slow down skin aging.
As we age, the rate at which our body produces collagen decreases. This reduction leads to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has been proven that the drier the skin, the more easily it is damaged. To counter the effects of time, some creams contain additional active agents such as hyaluronic acid and rosehip oil. These ingredients can stimulate the formation of collagen on the skin, which can help slow down the aging process.
Reduces dark spots
Here’s another reason to moisturize your skin every day. Hydration helps reduce dark spots and also sloughs off dead skin cells. A moisturizing cream or lotion rich in hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and bakuchiol, used daily, can reduce dark spots over time as it provides long-lasting moisture to the skin. The best thing to do is to hydrate yourself every day to avoid the appearance of dark spots. Even if they appear, a moisturizer containing the ingredients mentioned above will help your skin reduce them.
Prevents the appearance of acne
Dry skin is prone to acne breakouts and a moisturizer can help with this problem. If you don’t moisturize your skin regularly, it starts to dry out and produces excess oil that can clog your pores. Clogged pores lead to frequent acne breakouts. A moisturizer rich in chamomile oil and bakuchiol can help clear pores and prevent acne breakouts.
Prevents dull complexion
It might be obvious, but if you don’t use moisturizer, you risk having dull, flaky skin.
If you live in a dry climate, especially during the colder months when the humidity is low, the air can dehydrate your skin.
Without moisturizing face cream, the cells of the epidermis dry out and become whiter. Our complexion inevitably becomes duller, your skin no longer reflects light.
Remember that the skin is the largest organ in our body and is made up of more than 80% water. It is therefore essential to take care of it by moisturizing it properly.
The main purpose of a moisturizer is to prevent water from escaping from the surface of the skin or to ensure that the skin receives the amount of water it so badly needs. Concretely, a moisturizing cream or lotion is a combination of water which will nourish the skin and oil which will protect it by reinforcing the hydrolipidic film and preventing the water from evaporating too quickly.
Since its creation in 1905, the moisturizer has evolved with formulas with active ingredients adapted to skin types. Before going to checkout, do not hesitate to seek advice from a professional. They will make a diagnosis of your skin type and direct you to the most suitable cream. Finally, the choice of your cream must also be consistent with all of your products that you use during your beauty routine. Your cosmetics act in synergy!
This infographic was created by SeSpring, a cruelty-free Korean hydrating gel