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Your Guide To Perfectly Hydrated Skin

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It may appear that establishing a skincare regimen is difficult. Our skin types, as well as our everyday behaviors, diets, and activities, are all different. Your skin’s requirements are influenced by several things. As a result, a skin skincare regimen in Australia may differ from one in Iceland for the same skin type.

However, some primary elements of a skincare routine are essential for each skin type, ethnicity, age, and location. And moisturization is among them. However, this seemingly important skincare step might be the most controversial one.

There are many myths and misconceptions about skin hydration and its importance for different skin types. This article shall cover all the moisturization basics, revealing its essential role in the care routine for different skin types.

Do I Need to Moisturize My Skin?

It is the question that every skincare expert hers several times per day. It is because many people’s skin that only dry skin needs daily hydration, while all other types can ideally get along with a moisturizing face mask once in a while as a way to spoil yourself on a spa day.

First, let’s see what happens to your skin when you don’t moisturize enough. If you are familiar with itchiness, notice that your skin becomes patchy, flaky, or even dull from time to time, which are sure signs of dehydrated skin. And it does not matter what skin type you have. Those symptoms are similar to everyone.

Remember, perfectly hydrated skin will always look smooth, fresh, and healthy. And in case you think that your oily cheeks don’t need any moisturizer, keep on reading, and you will learn how dehydration might be the exact reason for your oily skin and its famous related problems.

Benefit of Regular Moisturization

Now let’s go through a brief list of the undeniable benefits of regular moisturization. The things you will read now are another solid proof hydration is essential for every skin type.

Preventing Most Common Skin Issues

Acne, breakouts, uneven tone, and flakiness is just the most expressive way of your skin to let us know that something is wrong. Believe it or not, regular moisturization with natural cosmetics will instantly bring a natural balance to your skin and therefore eliminate most of those visible issues.

Blemishes Disappear

Water is life, and regular hydration is how we keep the water balance of our skin. Once your skin is dehydrated, it starts to “think” that you have ended up in some aggressive and dry environment. Your skin’s primary function is to protect you, and therefore, it starts to produce extra oil as the primary protective substance. As a result, your skin gets oily, clogged, and inflamed because it cannot shed off these strangling layers of oil, which also becomes a fruitful soil for bacteria. So, if you have chronic blemishes and oily skin, you are very likely just dehydrated!

Rejuvenation

When skin is balanced and filled with moisture, you have better chances to prevent premature aging and even significantly slow down this process. Hydrated skin can sustain free radicals and oxidants more effectively, helping you look young and fresh.

Moisturization Routine for the Whole Body

Before we go any further, it’s essential to understand that when we talk about regular moisturization, its benefits, and its impact on your health and appearance, we’re not only talking about your face. Flakiness, redness, and even acne can appear all over your body, and regular hydration can become a solution in those cases as well.

When we talk about body moisturization, you may need to use a hydrating lotion after every shower. Cleansers and exfoliants used for the body are much more aggressive than products meant for the skin. It is especially crucial for those who prefer hot showers as hot water dehydrates skin tremendously.

As for your face, each skincare professional will tell you that moisturization is an essential step of any skincare routine for every skin type. Therefore, to benefit from it most and prevent all the issues common for your skin type, you should use a moisturized twice a day – in the morning and the evening.

We already said that the need for extra hydration might depend on external factors such as climate and air quality. Therefore, once you appear in a more aggressive environment, extreme temperatures, humidity, or otherwise, aridness, you may want to moisturize exposed parts of your skin such as hands, face, or legs several times throughout the day.

Moisturization Needs for Every Skin Type

Each skin type needs moisturization. You cannot say that dry skin needs hydration more than normal or oily because the need is equal. The hydrating requirements differ when we talk about each particular skin type. Understanding the difference between each skin type and the hydration level they require is the key to successful and most beneficial moisturization.

However, sometimes it can be hard to determine your skin type. So, before we continue to the practical advice, let’s have a brief overview of what we are dealing with here:

Normal Skin

Seemingly the most accessible skin type, normal skin may get pretty tricky. It is most vulnerable to seasonal changes, which turn skincare routine and especially moisturization of normal skin into an ultimate adventure even for a skincare expert. Normal skin is balanced, but once you upset this balance, be ready to see flakiness and blemishes almost instantly;

Dry Skin

People with dry skin are no strangers to flakiness and even some itchy periods. People with dry skin should pay attention to moisturizers with Aloe Vera. It is famous for its soothing anti-inflammatory effect and ability to reduce patchiness;

Oily Skin

Once you are a proud owner of oily cheeks, your skin may seem thicker or even spongy. The pores are usually large and attract dirt and bacteria from the air that cause regular breakouts and acne. Look out for moisturizers that contain Jojoba Oil. Similar to our bodies’ natural oil prevents extra sebum production and moisturizes your skin without pore-clogging. It is also effective against the existing blemishes.

Mature Skin

If oily or dry skin is a matter of genetics, maturing is inevitable for every skin type. However, the symptoms and signs of this process may be different for various skin types. Dry skin tends to develop wrinkles, while a normal and oily face can get saggy. However, uneven tone and pigmentation are standard for every maturing skin type. When choosing a moisturizer for mature skin, look for Argan Oil products because they are high in Vitamin E, a vital component for skin regeneration. Also, look for moisturizers containing Shea Butter and Coconut Oil, known for their skin-firming and strengthening characteristics.

Sensitive Skin

This skin type is erratic and requires a careful approach. Make sure to consult a professional skincare expert before trying any new product and choose natural moisturizers to synthetic products to minimize the risk of allergic reactions and breakouts.

Combination Skin

This skin type is confusing. Having combination skin, you are no stranger to oily areas, especially in the T-zone, as well as patchiness and flakiness of dry skin in your cheeks. Your skincare expert may recommend you combine several products for efficient moisturization.

Do Natural Moisturizers Make Any Difference?

The modern market is inundated with a plethora of skincare options. And moisturizers may be the largest segment among them. New products appear every day, offering miraculous results. Therefore, some might ask, what is the point of focusing on natural cosmetics when modern technologies provide us with various synthetic components that seem innovative and, therefore, more efficient than natural ingredients.

There are several reasons to prefer natural cosmetics, and they cover both the origin and the effect of a moisturizer on your skin.

Allergies and Reaction

The only contraindication for natural cosmetics is the individual intolerance towards a particular component. This risk can easily be eliminated once you know your allergies; consult a skincare professional and understand your moisturizer’s contents. When we talk about synthetic products, their list of ingredients may appear overwhelming, even for a professional chemist. Even after all the mandatory clinical testing, it may be pretty hard to predict the possible reaction of your skin to another innovative synthetic component;

Combination Benefits

Once advised by a professional skincare expert, natural moisturizing components can be balanced and combined according to your skin’s requirements and condition. Choosing natural cosmetics, you can variate between products, creating your unique skincare routine. When we talk about synthetic ingredients, various combinations of products may neutralize the effect of your moisturizer or, in the worst-case scenario – cause severe chemical reactions.

The Environmental Impact

The development of synthetic cosmetic products is highly detrimental to the environment, unethical, and requires lots of water and energy waste. Also, it often leads to severe chemical pollution from synthetic ingredients. Natural moisturizers are environmentally friendly products made from plants, fruits, and vegetables–all of which are naturally renewable resources–and their production has a lower environmental impact, resulting in less waste and a lower carbon footprint.

Now you understand the importance of moisturization and its essential role in your skincare routine. Make sure to consult a qualified skincare professional who will help you determine your skin type and choose the most beneficial natural moisturizers for you. A perfectly balanced natural moisturizer will help you look young, fresh, and healthy, making you forget about the most notorious skin problems.

Remember, take a moment for self today!

Dr. Emmons

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