Why Moisturizing Is So Important Feb 11, 2020 / by Complete Family Dermatology Team
Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, moisturizer is an excellent product to incorporate into your daily skin care routine. Moisturizer can help keep your skin hydrated and refreshed. As we age, the oil glands that keep skin healthy begin to lose their power, making it to where they create fewer oils. Moisturizing daily causes the glands to not have to work as hard to keep your skin healthy throughout your life.
Decreasing Skin Issues
When your skin dries out, many issues can pop up with your skin due to the imbalance that occurs. You may notice increased redness, more instances of acne, and even shiny skin from an overreactive production of oil. To avoid this, what you want is a moisturizer that balances your skin. For dry skin, you should go with an oily cream to hydrate your skin and balance out the oil content. For naturally oily skin, you want to go with a lotion since the amount of oil in those moisturizers tends to be significantly lower.
Looking and Feeling Younger
Certain areas of your skin tend to replace the cells more frequently than the rest of your skin. This can include your ears and neck, chest, and the rest of your face. When your skin is fresh and new, it could be more susceptible to the effects of the sun's rays and the weather. These are the areas that tend to have the highest risk of developing skin cancer. It also means the skin in these areas is far less resilient than other areas of the body should any type of trauma occur. By using a moisturizer, your skin can replace only the areas that need replacing since the skin is healthier when it is moisturized.
Moisturizer Also Helps Fight Wrinkles
No one wants to look old before their time. By adding a moisturizer into your daily routine, you can keep wrinkles to a minimum. Your skin plumps up when you add moisturizer, giving your face a firmer appearance and showing fewer wrinkles. When the skin dries out, the wrinkles become more obvious and people tend to look older.
Bonus: Moisturizer Can Keep Your Skin’s Pores Full of Good Elements
Each day, our skin is exposed to several environmental pollutants. Some of them are in our homes or businesses, while others are outside. If you go outside without any type of protection on your skin or in your pores, those pollutants can fill in your pores. By moisturizing your skin each day, you fill up your pores with necessary hydration and keep more of those pollutants out of your pores. This helps your skin stay healthier and reduces the risks of getting sick or injured by the daily pollutants that are literally floating in the air.
A daily moisturizer is not a personal care treatment that you should skimp on. It only takes a minute or two each day, but it provides you with long-term benefits. Make the time to protect your skin from the elements and from life itself and put on moisturizer each day. If you do not know which type of moisturizer is best for your skin, then speak to us here at Complete Family Dermatology. We can look at your skin and recommend the best type of moisturizer to give your skin that glowing, youthful appearance you want and the daily protection you need. Call us today. We would love to help.