How Important is moisturising our skin?

Everyone knows that moisturising your skin is important, but do you know why?

The obvious answer is that your skin can get dry, but there are other effects that you should know:

1. You could develop more wrinkles.

That’s right: Leaving moisturiser out of your routine today could lead to deeper wrinkles later on. When the skin barrier is compromised, which is what we see when it becomes dry, there’s actually a low-grade chronic inflammation that occurs in the skin. Low levels of ongoing inflammation ultimately lead to a breakdown of collagen and accelerated ageing.

2. The wrinkles you already have will look even worse.

Going without moisturiser can make your current lines look, well, less fine. Dehydrated skin shows all those lines we wish we could blend away.Want them to be less prominent? I recommend using a moisturiser containing Acetyl Glucosamine.

3. Your complexion will appear dull and flaky – especially if it’s cold outside.

In the winter, humidity levels plummet, and the dry air can dehydrate your skin and strip it of lipids, which are part of its protective outer layer, meaning irritants can enter more easily and cause redness and flaking.

4. It will aggravate acne.

Sounds counterintuitive, but moisturiser really is your friend if you have blemishes. Dryness can actually make your acne worse. If you’re afraid of feeling too greasy, be picky with your moisturiser, make sure to find one that suits your skins needs.

5. You lose a layer of protection.

Many of the most effective skin care ingredients like retinoids, salicyclic acid, and benzoyl peroxide tend to be very drying, So when you don’t follow them up with moisturiser, you risk uncomfortable side effects like red, peeling skin.When this happens, most people stop using their powerful products regularly, so they wind up dealing with the side effects without reaping the full benefits.

6. Your makeup won’t look so flawless.

You know those little lines under your eyes where your concealer creases? Those will look worse if you don’t hydrate your face before applying base makeup. Makeup sticks to dry areas on the skin and even seeps into fine lines.For best results, wait about three to five minutes before using foundation so your moisturiser and primer can properly absorb.Bonus lip tip: Use a lip primer or lip balm before putting on lipstick for long-lasting colour.

7. Your skin will itch like crazy.

You know that tight feeling your skin has when you’ve just gotten out of the shower? Imagine that but all day long.

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